WELL WELL sooo much happened this week, I don't even know where to start! I think I will just try to give a rundown of some of our superstar investigators!
-Majo, (Short for Maria Jose) age:16 - she is an interesting one! Her mom is a member of a few years, and her older sister recently got baptized! Her sister (Sara) is so adorable, and just such a good little Mormon! :) Sara and Majo don't have much in common, other than their desire to follow Christ. Majo has a date for her baptism in December so that she can overcome some things that are going on right now, but she is a trooper!
-Joselin, age:14 - her sister (Darlin) also got baptized not too long ago, but passed away over a week ago from a brain tumor. The mom was very supportive of Darlin and always let her go to church, but the mom and Joselin never wanted anything to do with the church. Well, we went to go visit them, and as we explained that they would be able to be with Darlin again, and that if they got baptized like Darlin, they would be able to be with her the mom started crying. She told us, if you can promise me that I will see my daughter again, I will get baptized in your church. Well, she didn't accept a date, but her daughter Joselin did. And she was super excited. We are sure excited for her as well!
-Wendy and Brian: THIS IS MY GOLDEN STORY OF THE WEEK! So we were out contacting in the evening, and stopped Wendy and Brian as they were walking in the street. We didn't talk for too long, and when we asked them where they lived they told us they had just recently moved and so they didn't know their house number (A very, VERY common excuse that we hear daily). But we asked them for their number to call the next night when we would be in their area again. Well, night we were over near that area, and decided to give them a call. Wendy, much to our surprise, answered the phone! She told us to meet her in front of a certain store, and that from there she would show us to her house. WELL we were like hmmm there are only 2 options:
- They are going to abduct us OR
- They are going to get baptized
I don't think I mentioned, but I am now in Asunción in Zona 5! I am in a trio, and it is great! I forgot how much I liked being in a trio! One of my companions is from Chile and the other is from California! YEAH, I have now had 3 companions from California! But they are both pretty great! And we have lots of really great members here! And there are members who feed us EVERYDAY! (That is the best part! :) ) It is a ward and it feels so great to be in a normal ward, normal building, ahhh I never thought I would appreciate it so much! :) OHHHH BUT anyone who reads this and has pictures from any TRUNK OR TREAT like that every ward does for Halloween, if you can send me any pictures, I would be so very thankful! We are going to do one with the ward! They are super excited, but don't know how to decorate, what activities to do, etc. So, any ideas and pictures would be greatly appreciated!
Well as the weeks continue, I will have more to tell, but that's all for now!
Ponderizing: Alma 46:15 ¨And those who did belong to the church were faithful; yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as the were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come.¨ I love this scripture because it says that they did it gladly, and that they were faithful. Like it says in Matthew 11, we take the yoke of Christ upon us because it is light. We do it gladly, and we should LOVE to follow Christ! I am going to try extra hard this week to LOVE being a Christian!
Love you all!