Well this week went super well! Here are some of the highlights!
-: We had a great Family Home Evening with the Garcia family! The dad isn't member, but has been coming to church the last 4 weeks. He asked a lot of great questions, and we are hoping to be able to see some more progress with him in these next few weeks!
-: In the morning we were really focused on finding some new people to teach. We were knocking on doors when we found Maritza! She is great! She is 27 and lives with her husband (they aren't married) and her 7 year old son. She was the only one home, but was so very receptive! Although she was raised Catholic, she was asking us many questions about the Saints, the Virgin Mary, and about prayer. She had been raised in the church, but she said that she really didn't know why she did many things, and she didn't understand a lot of things. So we are going to keep working with her and her family!
-:Well we went with an hermana named Yesenia. She is also super great! She is the one that last week when we went with her she was super nice and it seemed like she had been waiting for us. Well we went with her and her son Lester! Lester used to go to church with some members, but hasn't gone in some time. We taught the Plan of Salvation, and after when we invited them to pray to know if what we had taught was true, hermana Yesenia said "Well I know this is true!" we asked her how she knew and she had a hard time saying exactly why but said that it made sense and that she felt good about it. We explained that it is through the Spirit that she had received that confirmation that it was true! How wonderful is the Holy Ghost?! Then in the evening we had the BEST English class ever!! So between our 3 companionships here in Chiquimula we all take turns teaching the class, and there are about 15 that normally come! And some had come from almost 45 min away!! None of them are members, so I took advantage and using pictures, explained a little about temples, about how we believe that we can be together forever, and then a little about what we do as missionaries! It went so well!
-: We had divisions in Esquipulas! It went well! It also made me thankful for my area! :)
-: A sister from the ward took us to visit some less actives that we didn't know. It went well and we were able to visit with them. And then in the evening we went with some recent converts and while we were outside waiting for the sister to change we started to play soccer with some of the kids! It was all fun and games until someone got hurt, and then it was just funnier! haha I was running for the ball and when I went to kick it (thanks to all the dirt, little rocks, and my wonderful shoes) I completely biffed it! And ended up on my side dying from laughter! But I have a nice big reminder of it on my knee and elbow! And it was right as the sister was coming out to tell us we could go in, and right as a big group of teens walked by! Everyone was laughing :) Good memories!
-: We were running all over the place helping the Elders get ready for their baptism. But then in the afternoon we were able to find a less active sister and she was very open to listen to us, and she said that she will come to church next week!! And her daughter hasn't gotten baptized yet, so we are going to work with them both!
-: We went with a sister again to visit some less actives. We went to some houses of people that normally don't open up to us, and when we went with this sister they all let us in! So my challenge is for everyone to go with the missionaries to visit less actives! Maybe the missionaries will have more success with you there!!
Ponderizing: John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. "This is my motto for the next few weeks - As long as I am in the (mission), I am (a) light (in) Chiquimula." I think we can all change the words in this scripture to make it apply to us all. And we can all keep being lights to those around us!
Love you all!