Helloo! Hi family! Time is flying but my companion and I are doing a good job at making the best of it! The week actually felt pretty long this time around. Which hasn't happened in a long time. The good thing is it wasn't because we were suffering all week just waiting for Monday to come around. We did a bunch of stuff this week! Like a month worth of stuff or so it felt like! I want to tell you all about it so let's see if I can..
On Monday we received a new sister missionary in the mission! Hermana Gonzalez from Veracruz, Mexico. She is super sweet and so is her trainer.. the Hermana Clubb :) I will have to send a picture of us all because she is in our zone! So that is cool!
On Tuesday the two elders that we share our area with got transferred out with transfers and two new elders came to our area. Since they are opening an area they were pretty lost so we showed them where a few members live and where their investigators live haha and got them a map. Then we went out searching for our own investigators. the sad thing is one of our investigators preparing for baptism had to go back to Veracruz! He was up here taking care of one of his daughters who is sick but needed to go back to care for his wife and his farm! Apparently they have a farm with a bunch of oranges and his wife needed help with ALL of the oranges they needed to pick! We left the lesson and I told Hermana Godoy! "Freaking oranges! Can't they wait!" haha but we will pass the reference along. The important part is that he learns more and grows not that we are with him. But sometimes it is sad to see your friends leave!
What else? We had a ward activity this week. A movie night and we actually had like all of the young men and young women show up! That was sweet! We found a new investigator at the activity named Cynthia. We got to have a lesson with her in the chapel with practically all of the young woman present which made for a really fun lesson! I loved it!
We also have 3 sisters and a brother in our ward who have put in the mission papers and are just waiting their calls and well right now they are serving as ward missionaries. We went on splits with them this week and that was also fun! I worked with Hermana Joselin. She reminds me so much of me before the mission. We go out teaching and you can tell she wants to teach she just doesn't know how. She will get it. It was so great to go out working with her all day. She opened up to me about how her family converted to the church and about her testimony and it was all just really cool.
We also have started to teach Wendy's friend Sammy. Sammy is seriously something else.. in a good way! She is only 15 years old and is caring for her 2 younger brothers. She works all day long selling tacos at a taco stand and is 8 months pregnant. But if I wouldn't have know any better I would have guessed she was 25. She has been forced basically to become this adult and has been doing so with a good attitude. She has such a desire to change her life. She came to church with us yesterday and it was just amazing! Yet again I have met another person who just makes me grateful for what I have and for the life I have lived. We have so much...
I think that is about all I can this of to say for today. Oh I will send some pictures! But I love you all so much! oh and most importantly! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASIL!! I can't even believe he is 8.. so weird!