Also, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!!!!!!! ❤
Love you guys!
This is kind of short- Sorry! I don't have much time ^ y'all didn't get one to me---but that's okay :) We had an awesome week this week!!My week has been pretty fun! It was just a really fun week and I know that we worked really hard! One of the most awesome things that happened is with one of our investigators, brother M who we've been trying to teach a bunch (but he studies so we usually teach him two or so times a week)-- but I've really been teaching him because it just feels like he's been being prepared for the gospel!! He felt so bad that he missed church this last week because he slept in--- but we taught him all about the word of wisdom and stuff and he immediately followed everything we taught! :) I think the only thing that might be a challenge is the fact that his parents are active Iglesia ni Cristo and are pretty against the church. So if y'all could pray that his parents would be softened and let him be baptized, that would be awesome :) Something else is that this Saturday A will be interviewed for baptism, which I don't have any worries about! (We only moved it because we have to finish all the lessons before baptism--)
Anyways though, we went to the Stake Center this last Wednesday for a tri-zone conference, and I learned a bunch and had a fun time seeing some old friends from my last two areas :)
Other than that, we're still working hard and trying to do awesome in the area! Love you guys so much,
HEY. We decided to get our feet cleaned because .....welll...... why not?? But anyways, it sounds like this week has really been awesome for you guys! I am honestly so happy to see those Alpacas one day (especially if they have babies when I get home!!!)... so is it hard to catch alpacas or what? I kind of imagine it would be like catching a sheep with a long neck!
It's so great to hear that Dexter is starting to do community college and attending those church activities! It sounds like things are really looking up :)
Congrats Hannah for your napkin diploma! That's still just super exciting :D
Also, wish Shelbi congrats as well for me! That's pretty cool that she got engaged and the guy seems pretty cool!
NO. the alpaca is Philip Morris.
We're still teaching A and she's getting ready for her baptismal interview this coming Saturday! Elder A and I aren't afraid at all for her interview... I guess that she has a really strong support in the Young Womens and is currently reading "For the Strength of Youth" which is super awesome!
An update, we're working on teaching the father of one of our recent converts and I think that we've just about gotten him to give up alcohol- so what I think we realized finally is that he needs to stop being with his 'bad influence' friends. And something that I had pondered on is how hard it may have been from Alma the Younger because he was a wicked man who changed completely in like 3 days... I bet he had a bunch of "friends" who suddenly didn't like him but rather started to persecute HIM because of the things he is choosing.
What it did for me is help to widen my understanding of the scriptures because I looked beyond the pages for a moment and imagined what Alma must have gone through after being converted. Just another testament to me that the Book is true :)
What else? OH we went to Tukok to teach less active families and had a super awesome time! The sunset was super beautiful so we took some pictures--(It was also getting to high tide so we had to find a different path to get back to the boats... but it was so fun!)
On Friday, we went to Urdaneta to MLC (Mission Leadership council) and I totally saw some of the Elders and Sisters from my batch back when I came to the mission field!
On Saturday, we went with some Elders and Sisters to a kind of struggling area so that we could help them find new people to teach- That was really fun, though we didn't find to many because some how I ran into EVERY ACTIVE MEMBER in the area and got fed so much xD
But overall, that's been my week! It was super fun... I think that this is the best experience of my life, the things that I've been learning and seeing and experiencing are just changing my outlook on life :)
So I'm looking forward to this-I'll let y'all know how my week was :) Y'all take care out there and have fun with everything- with all those upcoming events and stuff!