You guys are all amazing! You all sent some pretty intense emails and it has been fun gasping, laughing, and then letting my companion know how you all are doing. It seems life is going to be pretty crazy these next few months.
Life is so amazing here in Mexico! The climate change is helping us out a ton. We only sweat 5-6 hours of the day instead of all hours, which is nice. It's still hot, but it's a nice hot :) The members are still second guessing us when we ask them to help us out in the mornings and cancel us if it's hot outside. So all our lessons with members take place after the sun goes down.
We had a lesson with Lu and Ivan this week that blew my mind! Lu and Ivan are a young couple who are seriously thinking about getting married in the temple (of course, they need to get baptized first, so they are thinking about that a lot as well). We asked them what they liked from reading the introduction of the Book of Mormon, and Lu practically gave us a word by word account! By golly, she memorized it! Their faces were glowing as they said that they have felt a lot of peace in understanding the church. Wow o wow I love being a missionary and being allowed to witness miracles such as these. The Gospel truly blesses lives!
We have also been teaching Esperanza and her family. They are so great! They have also been keeping their commitments to read, pray, and attend church, and are glowing with happiness as well. The members have embraced them wholeheartedly and Esperanza's grand-kids are thrilled with the friends they have made at church. Again, it is so humbling to help these families strengthen the bonds that they already have.
And... Remedios found a remedy!!!! Remedios, the father of a recent member family, is slowly progressing. He was supposed to be baptized last Saturday... he wasn't. A miracle occurred last night when we ran into the 2nd counselor and his wife as they were visiting less actives (we happened to be at the right place and the right time through the guidance of the Holy Ghost), so we invited them to come with us to visit Remedios and the family. Wow o wow, the Lord works in mysterious ways!!!! The 2nd counselor was the exact person Remedios needed to hear! He's going to pray and let us know when he will be ready to be baptized next Sunday.
And... that's the week. We had a Zone Conference, which was fantastic, and I am anxiously waiting for General Conference. There are going to be so many miracles and "¡buenas nuevas!" Wow o Wow am I excited!!!! I don't know how to describe how exciting this next week is going to be.
Love you all!
ps. I committed apostasy in my last email to you guys. I said that the verses in DyC were in section 131... that's a total lie.... they are in 121. Sorry! So read DyC 121
|Our "backyard" we have a washer, which is fantastic :)|
|Our penthouse apartment, viewed from the bathroom.|