Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Newsletter Week 59

I got to go on exchanges to canyon lakes.. My baby area and it was so
fun to see all of the people again, because last time I was there over
a year ago I didn't know any Spanish, and now I could actually have a
conversation with them:)
Theodora is getting baptized this Saturday! I am so so so excited for
her:) I just have so much love for her, I feel like she is a second
grandma to me.. She is 70 and so ready to get baptized, man she is
pretty awesome 💕💕
So cute story, we have this part member family that we go visit often
and this Sunday at church the little boy (he's 6) was begging us to
come over to his house that night.. But we were stocked that night and
didn't know if we could make it.. We told he we might not be able to
and his little face was sooo sad. So later that night when one of our
appointments canceled we decided to go stop by for 15 minutes.. We
knocked on the door and when little Edwin answered his jaw dropped in
awe and he exclaimed "I knew you would come!" And gave us the biggest
purest hug I have had in a long time. It warmed my heart. I imagine
the world if we all loved with the pure love of a child.
This week we are doing a week long no speaking English fast... So we
only speak English to people who don't speak Spanish. And only Spanish
to one another. at first it took a lot of effort but now it flows a
lot better:)
So a miracle for this week:
We were out putting up some English class posters (we are trying to
build up the class) and as we were driving away an older man drove his
car up to ours and asked if the classes were in a church. We told him
that they were and then he said "En su iglesia, alguien podria
bautizarse?" (In your church, would one be able to get baptized) We
were so blown away by his question we almost couldn't find the words
to tell him yes. I know the lord blesses us so much! He told us he has
been atheist his whole life, but now that he is getting old in age he
thinks it time to draw closer to God. A little ironic.. Haha but at
least he is finally ready.
Well I love you guys and hope you have a great week!!

Newsletter week 58

Hey y'all! I hope y'all had a great thanksgiving! Mine here was really good. We went over to a part member house. And it was delicious! They fed us a steak thing and beet salad. Not exactly traditional, but delicious none the less:)
So we set two baptismal dates this week! Super exciting stuff:) both of them were "eternigators" which is someone who investigates the church for a super long time before making the decision to be baptized, so it is super awesome that they are taking this step to be baptized:)
Also Suamy got baptized this week! It was really good and I was asked to speak on the Holy Ghost. The more I learn about the Holy Ghost, the more grateful I am to have Him as my constant companion.
Let me tell y'all a little about Suamy. He came here from Honduras a couple years ago and has completely changed his life around. One day while I was serving in Louetta he found a English class flyer and started coming to our English Class. After a while of being in class the elders started to teach him, but then the ward got split and he came down to the new Ward Jersey Village. And then at transfers I followed him down here! I feel so lucky I got to meet him. He is one of the happiest people I have met, we asked him why he is so happy and he said because he keeps the commandments of God. Me and my companion are trying to convince him to go on a mission:)
Today is the last day of November! Super crazy. The church has this website called Christmas.mormon.org and it is the coolest site ever! And if y'all ever post any social media and #asaviorisborn I can see your post on that sight! It is awesome. And the new videos for Christmas is great. I just love the new website.
Well I love y'all! Hope ya have a super great week:)