Well we were set free last Tuesday!! :) We had to all leave because they had to clean before the new missionaries came! We got to go down to this HUGE market!! It was INSANE!! Their "Food Court" was super sketch! They had all this meat just hanging out! And they had all of these like small kitchens and dining areas where you would go and eat. Like you were eating inside a house. It was pretty neat! Then after that we went out to this big common area across the street, and we passed out copies of the Book of Mormon!! It was fantastic! Although I couldn't understand most of the things they were saying, it was super fun! Then there was a guy that came over and talked to us! In English! Then after we ate lunch at Wendy´s! :)
Well we had our last lesson with Victor, he is getting "baptized" on Saturday! :) And we are really getting far with our other investigator Joel! We feel like we finally "broke the ice" at our last lesson with him. we laughed and we were really able to connect and teach to his need. And really, that is what this is all about. And we weren't allowed to use notes, so it was intense!!
We also have had the wonderful opportunity to practice teaching with the Latinos here! ...it is so hard! They speak sooooo fast and with different accents, and it is practically impossible to understand everything they say!! Although after every lesson they say things like "one day you will be speaking better Spanish than us"... lets hope that day comes soon :)
Our District Leader and Zone Leaders are the best! They are hilarious and provide plenty of comic relief when we are all stressed!! We have the best district! :)
Wasn't General Conference the best?! Is Vern Stanfill related to Jan Stanfill from Indiana? My favorite was Elder Stevenson´s testimony! I loved when him and Elder Runlund quoted "the fullness of the Gospel will be proclaimed by the weak and simple." That is 100% me right now! And he also said "Focus not on what you can´t do, but focus on what you CAN!" That was exactly what I needed to hear!
I also loved the talk about "ponderizing!" My verse for this week is Matt :
"Then saith Jesus unto him, get thee hence Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
This Gospel is true! And I am appreciating it more and more every single day that I am here.
Love you all!!
Oh and we had our first full day without rain this week... it was crazy!!
And we got new missionaries! Tons of Latinas! And we have the sweetest new roommates! :)