This week has been the BEST WEEK OF MY WHOLE MISSION HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAD S I X investigators at church SIX!! Our numbers this week were out of this world it was incredible. We worked so hard and I am so so exhausted but it was seriously the best week of missionary work ever ever. We are teaching incredible families that have been prepared and it is AWESOME.
So first we are teaching la familia Barragon. I talked about them last week but they actually came to church this Sunday so there is a chance they can get baptized on their date! But first we have to get them married. So we found out on tuesday they weren't married and we were super bummed so much to overcome. And then the sisters told us if they are legal or have some kind of residency they can't get married and we were so depressed. but then our bishop told us in ward council that isn't true!! so our spirits are high again. then all of church on sunday was about being together forever as a family and it was so perfect. we are going to talk to them about marriage this week. I am really excited. They are totally totally prepared to be baptized. They love reading the Book of Mormon- they do it every night as a family. It is adorable. I am super excited for them.
Then this man Matteo came to church with his kids- we started teaching them but they havent kept any committments and his girlfriend kind of hates us so its been really tough. But the kids adore us. So on sunday we were running late to church because we had to stop by at someone elses house but then as we were driving by matteos we were like oh man we just have to stop in and say hi. so we did and they were getting ready for church!! they got ready and came it was seriously a miracle. I am so excited to be teaching them and he bore his testimony in sunday school- it was so powerful. Sheesh its just been incredible.
On Saturday we played indoor soccer with some of the youth and our investigators, it was so fun. I love playing soccer its the highlight to every week. Also on tuesday Hermana Arias got bit by a dog!!!! hahahahahaha it was so funny. she went to hug the lady we were teaching and the dog just latched on to her arm, luckily she was wearing a thick jacket so she was okay and we can laugh about it now. but man it was so funny.
All week long the quote that thomas said from his mission president has been ringing in my head- "if not you then who if not now then when?" with our mission goal so high we have a lot of work to do, and i realized its not the mission thats going to accomplish it. its us as companionships working our butts off and listening to the Spirit to be able to find the people prepared. we can't hope that other missionaries have a lot of success we have to a lot of success. and we are definitely seeing it.
mom can you send me my camera card asap? i want to send pictures back to seaside! thank you!!!!
i love you all so much and hope you are doing great!