Hey! So this week was awesome! Definitely the best week yet of the mission!!
Tuesday was a way awesome day!! It really helped strengthen my testimony of fasting:) We had our first lesson with Roland, we tracted into him while we were knocking doors. He is probably in his mid thirties and has a 2 year old son. He is awesome!! We taught him about the Restoration of the Gospel and how Christ's church is back on the Earth, we was really receptive to it and the spirit was so strong!! We invited him to be baptized and he accepted! It was great!
Wednesday we didn't have very many lessons planned so we did a ton of tracting!! It was great! We gave out He is the Gift cards and then we met with the recent converts, the Hernandez family! They are so awesome! They have 6 little kids and we have tons of fun with them... haha I give them candy and stickers every time I see them.. haha so they like it when the missionaries come over:) We also play "Down by the Banks" with them.. they think it is fun:) I love this family so much! we are working with them to get them to the temple and be sealed! Best family ever!!
Thursday we had another lesson with Roland, we taught him the Plan of Salvation, he was so happy! he has lost 2 of his older siblings and found peace that they have the opportunity to accept the Gospel in the Spirit World. :) Then we had a dinner appointment with the Estrada Family, and I swear they are the most loving giving family in the whole world!! I love them so much! They fed us dinner and then sent us home with enough food to last us another week! They also invited us over to skype our families on Christmas:) they are the nicest people in the world!!
Friday! This day was so so so fun!! We had a mission Christmas get together!! There is over 250 people in our mission, so it was a blast! I even saw someone who I graduated High school with! So that was awesome! we sang Christmas songs and ate food and laughed and had a great time!! I am so excited for Christmas! its going to be great!!
Saturday we taught a lesson to Roland.... AND HIS WIFE!! :):):) He has been meeting with us, but his wife who is a devoted Catholic has not been interested and wants her son baptized in the Catholic church and none other. This week she agreed to meet with us, she was expressing how she had just lost a very close friend and her friend had always inspired her to come closer to Christ. We decided to share the Plan of Salvation with her. She had a lot of questions and was very interested. We had a member present with her, and the member also used to be Catholic, so I think that helped. But at the end of the lesson we asked her to say the closing prayer in way we had showed her. She was a little hesitant at first, but decided that she would. After the prayer her eyes were watery and the spirit was so strong. As she gave me a hug good-bye she said she would meet with us again!! :) She also came to church with her husband Roland and their son this week. It was so so awesome!!
Sunday: Roland and his wife Jessica came to church with their son Max:) It was so awesome! :) We also went caroling with the elders and it was a blast! The Christmas spirit is the best!
Thank you guys for all you love and support! I received your Christmas cards this week and it made my week! I love you all so much and hope you all have a very merry Christmas! Love you!