Next 5 pictures: Sol and Churros and chocolate (super spanish) And we went to the San Gines Chocoletería. So there is a special family that that made me think of!
we found this in the church primary class room. We don´t know what age group, but it is supposed to be the first vision. We think the UFO is Joseph Smith??? How funny!
Hola Familia y amigos,
This week has been wonderful. Many more miracles.
The first that I want to talk about and probably the biggest, was that this morning, the Bolivars got married. This is the family that almost got married and baptized the Christmas transfer. They have been meeting with missionaries for 2ish years. The wedding was a simple civil ceremony, but for us and for them it was magical.
They can now prepare to enter the waters of baptism. There is no greater miracle. They have asked us if they can be baptized on the 14th of February, my last weekend as a missionary. I am so excited for them. I have come to love them and really see them as part of my family. I am so happy for them and their progress. They have been through a lot. But now, many blessings are in store!
Also, we continue to teach our 2 Muslim investigators. We have started teaching both of them the Restoration. We are taking it slow, and focusing a lot on profets because that is something they already accept. I think the hardest part is helping them understand that Jesus was the son of God and that we too are children of God. I tell them all the time, and I try to invite the Spirit to testify of it, I hope it is getting through to them. With time, I know it can.
This week has been a little hard, we had a few investigators drop us. They were people I really thought were going to progress too. It is always sad, but it makes me so grateful that we keep a record of our teachings to them, so that missionaries can talk to them in the future. Maybe now is not their time.
Things are going well with our Peruvian investigator that we taught the Book of Mormon on the street. We had a 2 1/2 hour lesson with him the other day. We just wanted to teach the restoration, but only got through a part of it, before he started asking questions about EVERYTHING! In the end we taught him tithing, the organization of church leadership (to which he asked what he had to do to become profet) the gospel, word of wisdom, and we gave him a church tour. He is super interested in our church meetings, but doesn´t want to wake up that early. Hopefully his curiosity will get the best of him.
Our recent convert Dantel is AWESOME. He invited us over to eat and told us to bring Hna. Arana. She helps us in our lessons with him. So I called to invite her and then he called me back to make sure I invited her two kids too. He is such a kind person. He fed us the best chicken and rice and fried platanos. Which are basically bananas. SOOO GOOOD! I love Latins and their food! He is from Ecuador.
Sunday was really cool. We had a regional stake conference. All the stakes in Spain, Portugal, and Cape Verde. We got a broadcast from salt lake and got to hear from some area 70s, the 2nd counselor in the General RS presidency and Elder Ballard. It was super cool!
This week has been wonderful. I feel like I am working hard, and trying my best. I am seeing so many miracles, it is amazing how good God is to us! I know this church is true. I know God is my Father and Jesus Christ is my Savior. As I learn to trust in Them, I grow, receive blessings, and know I am able to reach my potential!