Monday, January 19, 2015

Be happy!

Dear family,

My companion is so sweet! Today, she sacrificed a bit of sleep to make me breakfast in bed! We had so much fun eating pancakes at 6 in the morning before getting ready for today. Hna García is such a solid missionary who knows exactly why she's out here. If only we could all be like her! As my brother once said about one of his companion, "I wouldn't mind serving with her the rest of my mission!" She's full of action, reading to teach the world and really knows how to touch others with her sincere and sweet testimony.

This week wasn't as action packed as last week, but, just like every day in the mission, there are many stories and experiences to share.

We were able to do divisions this week with some other sisters, and I just have to say that I love serving and learning from others! Each missionary in the world has different family backgrounds, different personalities, and teaches the Gospel differently, but we all teach the same message. Each one of us has been prepared to help certain people while we are serving, helping more and more people come unto Christ.

Alex, our dear friend, is so excited to be baptized this Saturday! We were planning on having his baptism on the 31st, but he practically picked his own baptismal date and told us and his whole family that he will be baptized on the 24th! We made a few phone calls and we are planning on working hard to get the ward involved to help with the baptism and help Alex stay active afterward. Alex has a crazy family situation (his mom is a less active member) and we are going to be planning with the bishop and other leaders to help him grow up within the Gospel. Our job as missionaries is not just to baptize people, it is to keep them firm and strong afterward as well. I have come to realize that Satan works hard to bring people down after they have been baptized, but I have also come to realize that we, with God's help, can work harder to keep our converts active in the faith. Pray for us and Alex this week!

We got to paint blue angels. It was so fun!
We are teaching a Lamanite family! Literally! We found a family that has been prepared by the Lord to accept this Gospel. We found Alfredo, the grandpa of them all, who introduced us to those in his home, who then introduced us to their family who lives down the street, and so on. They speak Tarascan, as well as Spanish, and the lessons we have had with them are so full of the Spirit! When we ask them a question, they first discuss it in Tarascan with one another before responding to us, and Hna. Garcia and I try to follow the conversation by their facial expressions. It's so cool! At the end of the two lessons we have taught to the families, they prayed in Tarascan. It has been such a neat experience teaching them! The challenge we have with them is that they don't really know how to read. A 16 year old son, Oscar, is one of the few who can read, so he's been reading out loud to them.
They didn't come to church yesterday, but I have a feeling that they will be sending one of the family members this week to church to bring back a report of what they learned. After our lesson with one of the families, we were able to help paint the ceramics they do for their earnings.

I know this church is true! Reading the Book of Mormon, one can feel the spirit that radiates from each word. Everyone who is willing and has the desire to discover for themselves if our church is true, can read this book. The spirit WILL testify that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, meaning Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, meaning the Lord continues revealing to His prophets, just like He did in the Bible.

Mormon 9 - read it!

I love you all!

Hermana Zubeldia

We found a pile of fire today... I´m still so confused why people burn EVERYTHING they don´t want! We found a burnt Christmas tree today.

We shop here every Monday. We can buy food for the whole week for under 200 pesos! That's 20 bucks!
I finally found the picture of Claudia and José's baptism! I don't know how we found it, but here it is! They were baptized around a month ago.

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