How is everyone? Things are going great here... this week was amazing and I was really able to strengthen my testimony on the Atonement of Jesus Christ! What could be better than that? Also we have been going crazy because we have 2 baptisms to plan for now... yes 2! :) Hereeeee we gooo!
Monday: ohh what a good day of preparation! 6 o’clock sharp we were able to get ready and go and see our baptismal candidate! :) She is doing soo good and this night we were able to teach her some commandments! :) Word of Wisdom! (no problem with it.. literally the most prepared person I have ever met!) Then we had to walk home... and it was scary in the dark... wanna know a secret? We found a hole in the fence that connects our appt with hers so we climb through it and try not to get caught! hahah it's awesome… probably bad… but saves us time okay? :) Don't worry! We are safe :) #thatswhathappenswhenyouwreckyourcar:(Tuesday: District meeting! Then it was raining... but luckily we had a member to take us! :) So we went to visit a less active which was really great! :) Then we had a relief society activity (yay wendle) where they taught people how to garden! Our baptismal candidate was super excited and so she went too! :) So that was fun to be there and help out the ward with that as well... then that is really it!
Wednesday: Great Wednesday because we had the Elders car! :) So nice of them... but it rained... all day. I felt horrible because that meant they were walking... :/ but we were able to see the sister we have been teaching and have a pretty good lesson with her and then we were able to go and see our baptismal candidate that night again! :) When we got there her kids were going crazy and she just got home so we decided to help her out and do the dishes and clean up and serve her before we had the lesson. It was nice! :) After the lesson... her 10 year old son decided he wants to get baptized too!!!! With her! So we have given him a Book of Mormon and stuff. He has come to church so we said okay! Let’s teach him as well! :) So now we will have two baptisms next week! What’s really cool is that we wanted them to get baptized as a family... well mostly the son and his mom... and it wasn't happening… so we have been praying for a way that it could happen and this was it! They finally will be baptized together! :) Then…get this... on the way home it was pouring rain... and had been ALL day and so we were driving to our appt and we they wouldn't let us into the complex because it was flooded!!!! So we had to park on the street and walk in and the water was up to our ankles and we had to walk in the street to get all the way back to our complex! CRAZY RIGHT??? probably a had to be here moment... ha but it was crazy. :) p.s. good thing we live upstairs!Thursday: ZONE CONFERENCE! YAY! So Sister Mendoza and I had to come early to the church because we had to learn how to be better drivers... worst thing in the world...but then after that we were able to just sit and listen to President and Sister Jeppson. Wow. I love them so much! They go home in July and so this was their last Zone Conference and it was so sad... :( But Pres talked so well on how to explain the Atonement of Jesus Christ... and It was amazing! The Spirit I felt was so strong and I can't really describe it... I just know that my faith grew! A LOT! :) So grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and the fact that He did what He did... for me! :) And that I get to share that with others. There is a line in Preach My Gospel that says something like... The more you Understand about the Atonement of Jesus Christ... the greater your desire to share the gospel will be. And that is so true. Once you FEEL the power of the Atonement in your life, you really truly want to share it with everyone you see because you want them to feel it too! It's incredible! :) After that, a member took us out to dinner! :) I got some gluten free pizza... yum! Yes I am spoiled! :)
Friday: BUSY DAY! We had the car again today so we were able to get a lot done! So nice! :) We were able to teach a member and then we went to see this Less Active who hadn't met with missionaries before but she let us in :) She is a sweetheart so that was fun! After we went to see the family we taught earlier again... they are great... but they kinda listened... THEN we went to teach our baptismal candidate again and taught her about Tithing and fasting! :) That was good... she was so excited! Then to see a Less active member again and taught him about the Book of Mormon! It was a good day! Can’t really explain everything that happened... I am sorry! just know it was busy and fun! :)Saturday: We had correlation which was great! Then we were able to go and see the boy and teach him about the Restoration! :) Already knew about Joseph Smith because of the Book of Mormon stories! But it was fun trying to teach him... we taught him how to pray as well and it was super good! :) After that we went to see a Less Active, she is doing good… she is still struggling with her Testimony but it was great to see how she let us in on that. We talked about the Atonement and it was a really powerful lesson! After that we get a text from our District Leaders saying that President challenged us to have a street lesson with someone before the night was over! So we did! The next two people we saw we taught them about the gospel on the street... they were two teenagers! ha! We prayed with them and asked for their number so we could call them and teach them and their families! :) It was cool to see our faith be put to the test! Then we went home and did weekly planning! :)
SUNDAY: YAY! Great day! Went to church! Our baptismal candidate and her boys came! :) She even fasted!! It was great! Then after church we went to teach a new guy we found on the street last week... he was great but ya know… Jersey people love to talk... love to talk... so it was hard to cut him off and teach him much... so hopefully we will get to see him again soon! :) Then we went to teach our boy again and talk about the Plan of Salvation and what it means to get baptized! It was fun! :) But that was really our day! :)
That was really our week... kinda boring I am sorry.. But it was still a great week! :) Now this week will be crazy being able to plan for baptisms and teach and it’s the last week of the transfers! AH! And MOTHERS DAY! :) YAY!Well I know with all my heart that this is the true church of Jesus Christ! :) I am so grateful to be a part of it and know what I know. I do know that we are all going to be able to live with God again... if we live the gospel. How great is that? Well have a good week! :) See ya next Sunday… really I will...
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A beautiful tree in our complex and the sisters in our area!