Hola y'all!! <<<<(attempting a mixture of the two cultures I live in)
Crazy fun week :) That's how they seem to be going lately :)
I pray that each of you are doing well and enjoying this beautiful journey called life! The path God led me on is treating me great out here in Georgia!!! Plus, it's my birthday and so far it's been peachy :) Some members are taking us to lunch as well as bowling later today. Fun times when the anniversary of the day you escaped from the womb lands on Pday :)
There were quite a few appointments and wonderful miracles this week!
The Elders sent us a referral for Claudia and oh goodness, that lesson was wonderful! She told us about her life and how she has been searching for peace and just can't seem to find it. We talked to her about the Restoration and about the fulness of joy and peace she can find in Christ. She wants to grow closer to her Savior and wowser the Spirit was just so sweet in that lesson!!
Aracely has a baptism date for December!!!!!!! It's a little ways away because there is a few factors holding her back at the moment... works, smoking, and a couple other things. But with the power of the Atonement, all is possible and we can have our slates wiped clean :)
At President Interviews, Sister De La Rosa and I set up an obstacle course as part of our training. We used red yarn and tied it back and forth all over a hallway and had the missionaries go through it as we hummed the mission impossible theme and laughed our guts out. We used it to represent the principle of obedience. God has not given us commandments just to make the journey difficult, obedience is not an obstacle course. Instead it is a way to receive blessings and help from our loving Father in Heaven and a way to show our LOVE.
We had a couple more lessons with Iris! She is so willing and open to learning!! Plus, her husband is pretty nice, though whenever we are there he quickly eats because its his lunch break and then leaves. Hopefully soon we will be able to teach them together!
Nancy. Nancy. Nancy. We teach her a couple lessons then she disappears for a month and then we get back in contact and the same thing happens again. But this time we feel it is a little different. We decided to stop by one morning after teaching Maria and Nancy opened the door with teary eyes. We came in and she sat down and poured out everything that has been happening and how she feels so lost. "How did my life get to this??" We sat and listened. As she calmed down, the words just started coming to us as we testified that she is not alone and that God has a special plan for her. We talked to her about how she lived with our Heavenly Father before coming to earth and that she chose and accepted His plan. That He loves her and is waiting for her to come back to Him. We visited a couple days later and taught the entire Plan of Salvation lesson and her words>>"Sister, You are blowing my mind right now" hahaha love that lady :)
We have been meeting with Maria as much as missionarily possible!here we come!!! She is full of light and it is such a blessing to see her this happy. She told us about telling her sister that she was getting baptized and her sister started crying :) I am so excited for Maria to enjoy the gift and companionship of the Holy Ghost and have that guidance in her life. As well as enjoy the blessings of the temple!! Already can't wait to go with her! is going to be another precious memory, I already know :)
I invite yall to check out at least 1 general conference talk this week!!! lds.org So many good ones to choose from :) Love you to pieces :)
Pics to come next week :)