So many wonderful things this week!!
Daily miracles here. It is a real thing! Here is the story of the week! This is the story of José!
We were in a lesson with Alvaro, and during the lesson I had a random craving for coke. This is super rare because I am not really a fan of coke, anyway, so as we are walking out of the lesson, Hermana Geronimo asks me if we can go to the tienda (store) because she really wants a coke! Then I tell her that I had the same craving! So we go to the tienda, and I ask for a coke in a bag, and she starts laughing at me because she hasn´t ever had coke in a bag, and there was another gentleman there and he starts laughing too as we try to explain that it is normal! I continue to talk to him, and he goes on to tell us that he has read parts of the Book of Mormon and has met with missionaries in the past! We were already late for our next appointment, so we set up a time to meet with him the next day! So after talking to him more we found out that he has 2 kids, and had a baptismal date before, but then he moved here and didnt know that the church was here too. So we have been having lessons with him and Alvaro, and also we have had lessons with the Arroyo family! It has been awesome! And he came to church yesterday!! And has a baptismal date for the 5th of March!!
SOO that has been pretty great!! And it turns out that he is super good friends with Alvaro, another investigator that we have right now! Alvaro is 27 and is catholic, but says he doesnt feel anything when he goes to church. He agreed to take the lessons and see if he feels anything. Well we had a lesson last night with Alvaro and José! It went super well. And Alvaro reads everytime that we leave him ¨Homework¨ :) And every time we ask him to pray he starts sweating a ton! But his prayers are so sincere so we love asking him to pray! :)
La Familia Arroyo:
This week they really proved that they are going to be solid members of the church! So we had an activity at the nursing home. The group wanted to bring some sort of food and share a message and spend some time with the people there! So, Nora, being the amazing person that she is offered to make ALL of the food. She baked a GIANT cake, and made chicken salad sandwhiches! And the best horchata that I have ever had!! She really is amazing. And then to top that off, this week with José we had 2 lessons in her house with him. We also had a Noche de Hogar with them (FHE) where we played a game with maza!! There is a picture of it! It was a great night! And we are going to do something with them again ! And Roy is so excited to go on a mission. We were talking the other day and he said, so I am getting baptized on the , when is the earliest that I could leave??
we met this huge family in Campos Nuevos! Well they told all their friends about us! So then yesterday we were talking with a new family, and they told us that they had heard about 2 nice young ladies, one is white, that go around talking to people, and the lady said she was hoping that she could meet us! We have an appointment with her this week! :) It is the best when people want to meet with us! :)
Sometimes at night I am amazed that the whole day has been in Spanish. The gift of tounges is real folks.
Ponderizing: Alma 53:10 I love how it says that by the power and word of God they had been converted unto the Lord! As missionaries we do not do the converting. It is 100% the Spirit. But as we are worthy, the Spirit can work through us to find and help those who are ready!
Love you all tons!