|Waiting to be interviewed (photo courtesy Sister Stutznegger)|
On Friday we ate lunch with a member of another ward whom we had never met. We got there and she invited us in and told us to sit down on her couches. As we were sitting down a lady from the kitchen table stood up quickly and started yelling ¨Espérame! Espérame! Espérame!¨ (WAIT!!!) She must've said it about 20 times as she sprinted towards us. I was so confused. When she got to us she threw Hermana Lopez off of the couch as she reached behind her and grabbed a blanket. But turns out that her 1 month old baby was wrapped up in it...Yes...my companion sat on a baby at lunch today...that doesn't happen everyday! No worries...the baby was fine! Just a small scare!
|Got to see Hermana Benson (my original MTC comp) at the big meeting|
Remember Vidal?? Our investigator that didn't get confirmed?? We were able to teach him a bunch throughout the week and he was very honest with us. When we first started teaching him (a long time ago) he didn't have a job, he smoked, and wasn't very close to his family. He started reading the book of mormon, coming to church, praying, and even got baptized and his life took a 180 turn. He was able to quit smoking, he found a great job, he was getting along with his family...but when the blessings came and he saw the difference, he stopped doing all of those things, and the consequences followed. He started to struggle in every aspect of his life and this week we were able to talk to him about it and he was able to recognize where the blessings were coming from and where he wanted his life to go. So...long story short....he's a changed man! And..he got confirmed!! It was pretty awesome. His two daughters also performed in the primary program the same day which made the day even more special. It's amazing to see the changes in the lives of the people here...they are unmistakeable!
After church and after lunch we headed out to find people to teach and we ran into a drunk man passed out on the sidewalk. That's an everyday occurrence but this time I snuck a picture with him. I couldn't leave Mexico without one! We went on our way and stopped to knock a door. That's when a man walking by stopped in the middle of the street, threw his arms up into the air, and, looking up to the sky yelled, "With all respect, thank you baby Jesus for creating these two white women and putting them here on this Earth! To thee, Holy Jesus, I give thanks!" He then continued on his way down the street saying, "Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus..." At least SOMEONE is grateful for me here in Mexico! ;)
That's about it for this week. Hoping for a successful week next week! No regrets! I love you all to the moon and back!