This week was such a good one. Because we were ending the transfer President wanted me to go on some interchanges and see how training is going with the sisters and their areas. So I went on 3 interchanges this week haha it was crazy. I worked a total of 2 full days in my area this week. But the time I got here in San Jose I loved. I got to go back to Loma Linda and Puerta Del Sol. It was just fun.
I don't even know where to start.. It as great because I got to work with some of the new sisters here in the mission like my "granddaughter" Hermana Antonio... who is going to be training this transfer which makes me a great grandma!!! hahaha everyone has been calling me "la veijita" The old woman. hahah great... But it was a great interchange. We wrote our testimonies in a few books of Mormon and went out and gave them to some people in the street. It went well and we found this sweet 16 year old girl in a park. She had gone to the park because her parents were fighting. She just started to cry to us when we gave her the Book of Mormon. It was a freaking sweet lesson. The spirit was so strong in the old abandoned park.
Then, I got to eat lunch with the Robleado Family. Their daughter Joselin leaves on her mission tomorrow. She was always helping us with our work when I was in Puertas so it was fun to see her one last time before she went out! I seriously love this family!
Then I got to work with the sisters in Loma Linda. There are now 8 missionaries in the ward! 6 sisters.. living in the same house with only one tiny bathroom... it is a joke hahaha. But it was a great time! I got to spend a day with Hermana Clubb and Hermana Moreno and with Hermana Herrera and Hermana Monson! It was SUPER HOT. I got fried one day because we weren't finding anyone so we spent the day contacting in the hot sun. about midday I took of my backpack and Hermana Moreno just started to laugh. I got a bad tan line haha I will send a picture but I am sure it won't do it justice. Also Hermana Clubba and I found a recliner chair in the street so we took it as a awkward family photo op! haha. We are so strange sometimes.
While I was busy on these interchanges our Zone Leaders decided to take charge of our area. I don't know what they ate or what got into them but they called up Hermana Gonzalez and told her that Gisel need to be baptized TOMORROW! (this was on Friday) Well, her being the good new missionary she is went and with the Zone Leaders and they told Gisel she need to be baptized the next day. (Her baptism was set up for the 30th of May) She of course told them no. We haven't even taught her all the lessons so I don't know what they were thinking... But now Gisel doesn't know about getting baptized on the 30th... I think for the first time on my mission I was actually really mad at someone. Honestly. huffff... I am learning patience. The good thing is Gisel is a woman prepared by God. We won't be losing her. She still came to church yesterday even after the whole ordeal. We fasted for her yesterday and she just sent us a text asking if we could come by tomorrow :) So I know and have faith that everything will work out.
Have I told you all I love working with Hermana Gonzalez? TODAY we get the new sister missionary with us! We are going to pick her up at 4pm in the office. They are coming from Central America.. El Salvador, Guatemala and I think one form Mexico. But I am so excited! I love new missionaries! They are awesome! I will send lots of Pictures next week with all the details.
Oh I wanted to write about Hermana Vicki. She is this awesome member in our ward who is about 60 years old but she suffers from some sickness where she can hardly walk and is in a lot of pain.. i don't know exactly what it is. But she will be getting surgery soon. But we go to visit her about 2 a week. She lives with her like 23 year old son Jose Andres. He reminds me of Dano. He is a good kid but he struggles and helping out his mom. Yesterday he cut up a cantaloupe for us hahahaha I have never seen someone struggle so much at cutting something. When we finally got it served to us it was all in little tiny slivers. It was funny. But he has a ton of patience. Anyways, Jose Andres isn't a member so we have started to teach him this week. We always teach them a lesson together and then we offer service. Hermana Vicki has a BUNCH of tiny trinkets from ALL parts of Mexico that are really pretty and cool. We normal just spend time dusting them off while we talk to her. It is probably my favorite part of the week. Then when we finish up she always asks if she can say the closing prayer and she always prays for us. It is so sweet. I just really love these moments at her house. Yesterday she just began to cry because she was so happy we came by. They don't have a lot of visitors that come by but I don't know why they are so awesome. It is just one of those hidden treasures here in San Jose.
Well, I think that's about all I got to say. Tomorrow is Hermana Gonzalez's birthday! But with the new girls coming tomorrow who knows how our day will be since we have will be having meetings with president probably all day tomorrow. So I took advantage of today and made her birthday pancakes this morning. I will send a picture so you guys can see my pancake skills!! hahah
Love you guys! Have a great week!