Hola familia y amigos!
Another week came and went! Time really does fly on the mission!
Not much happened this week...
Our recent convert, Liliana, got confirmed this Sunday (which just so happened to be her birthday). She was super excited that she got to get the gift of the Holy Ghost on her birthday...she kept telling us that it was the greatest gift anyone could have given her on her birthday.
|We bought Liliana a cake for her birthday. She was BEYOND happy!|
The other day we were walking to an appointment with some investigators and we were running a little late. We were walking along a narrow side walk so we were forced to walk in a single file line....and we were booking it. I got to the house, stopped, turned around, and my companion was NO WHERE in sight... My heart sank and I quickly got out the phone, ready to call my district leader. My first thought was that she had been stolen and I couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to have to call my mission president and tell him that I had lost my companion! I started walking back to where I came from...3 blocks...and nothing. She was GONE! I kept walking and walking literally about to have a panic attack...and that's when I saw her...she was talking to a few people on the street. Apparently the people had gotten her attention while we were walking and asked her who we were and what we did. She had tried to get my attention but I hadn't heard her and had went on my way... haha. She assumed that in a few minutes I would turn around and notice...little did she know I would continue walking for another 8 blocks before I noticed! As we walked back to the investigator's house, the people across the street were laughing and yelling "you thought you lost her didn't you!" They had seen the whole thing play out...and I bet they could tell I was absolutely panicked..haha.
We started teaching the Family Lopez about 2 weeks ago....one word: GOLDEN. For example: their entire family came to church this Sunday and as I was setting up chairs for class the mom came up to me with a tithing slip and asked me to explain to her how to fill it out. P.S. we haven't taught them tithing quite yet. I explained it to her but told her that she didn't need to worry about it until after her baptism...she looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Los diezmos son importantes! Es un mandamiento! Vamos a pagar nuestro diezmo!" (Tithes are important! It is a commandment! We will pay our tithing!) They are amazing! They're the type of people that make all the hard times in the mission totally worth it!
That's about all for this week. I love you all to the moon and back! Keep up the good work!