Hey ya'll! Guess what, it's July! The year is half over..... hijole.... where does the time go?Hmm what do I say about last week.... it was long, fast, hot, crazy and a lot of fun. Full of disappointments, but full of miracles... where do I start?
Since we didn't have a car, we spent a lot of time walking and we met some amazing people. Lots of referrals for other missionaries... yay! We also had a lesson with the V family, and hermano is still doing amazing on not smoking! And then the rest of the family (mom and kids) left for a week(s) in Mexico... and they're planning on moving in August... but want to be baptized here... We're not sure quite how it's going to happen, but just have to trust in the Lord's plan.
Wednesday- So our member who was going to help us flaked out last minute, so we ended up walking in the afternoon. We had a great lesson with A and the Hondo Pass sisters. They were so sweet all week! Rescuing us and dropping us off at appointments. They sat in on A's lesson and we taught about the law of Chasity and it was a great lesson! He understood it. To check that he understood, we ask him what would happen if Hna Biancardi got a boyfriend and he responded with "casarse!" (get married!) And then when we ended the lesson we asked if he had any questions and he asked us when we were going to bring his girlfriend to a lesson... haha so funny!
Thursday- We had a lesson with the N family and it was disheartening. They had already cancelled an appointment earlier that week and hadn't come to church so we were really worried about the lesson. Well, we walk in and the first thing we see are 2 articles about the feminist who was excommunicated from the Church. We had a lesson on the priesthood and how while women may not hold the priesthood, that doesn't mean the priesthood is just for the men. The organizations in the church are all organized under the priesthood, or the power of God. I just love Elder Andersen's quote from General Conference "A man may open the drapes so the warm sunlight comes into the room,but the man does not own the sun or the light or the warmth it brings. The blessings of the priesthood are infinitely greater than the one who is asked to administer the gift." But yes, we were teaching the N and E said that they had made a decision to stop meeting with us. And then Ef said that his wife's health wasn't good, and they felt that we had put too much pressure on them and it was making her health decline. But they would still come to church, but maybe not have so many lessons. So that was a really discouraging lesson to come out of, but we had a good lesson with the L family afterwards. We had another lesson fall through and we went and visited A again. And he was so funny. Remembered everything from the ley de castidad lesson and then in the end, he was asking our member if she was married (she's the bishop's wife). She said yes, and then we talked about how Hna Biancardi and I are not married. But then Aurelio informed us that Sister B had a boyfriend and was getting married... in a month.... crazy huh... She's still be a missionary too ;)
Friday-We got our car back and were able to visit our investigator who is in the hospital. Poor K she was so miserable and in so much pain. It was really sad to see her like that. But hopefully she's out of the hospital now.
Saturday- Saturday was our day of Ms. We contacted a former investigator and started teaching him again. And then we had a lesson with a teenager investigator, named M, and the Hondo Pass sisters so that they could begin visiting him (so that he'd go to English instead of Spanish). We also contacted referrals all day and saw a pinata strung between two houses.