So I´m pretty sure everyone has asked me a lot about my language and how it´s coming.. And to answer, I have so so much to learn but it´s coming. I´m having an easier time communicating my thoughts, especially in lessons. I also understand a lot now, I think with a few more weeks my understanding will be just about there. After one of our lessons with out investgator Mathias (one we´ve been teaching the whole time I´ve been here) I just started reflecting. My first lesson with him I was really frustrated, because I literally didn´t understand a thing, but this week in our lessons I could understand almost everything and I´m really starting to participate and add more and more to the lessons. It really was a testimony to me of the gift of tongues and how Heavenly Father answers prayers! So thank you for all those who have been praying for me at home.
This week has also been full of so many little miracles. Me and Hna Reyes are so blessed. So we´ve really been working hard on planning, and following through with the goals we make everyday, and Heavenly Father has blessed us so much because of it. We were really struggling progressing Mathias.. he has so many doubts with everything, and when we invited him to attend church this week he was straight up, hmm probably not. (that happened viernes) so we kinda just let him be and scheduled a lesson for monday. But as we were sitting with our other investigators and less actives on Sunday Mathias comes walking in! YAY: oh my goodness I just started crying. That whole meeting I couldn´t stop with the water works.
Also, we made a dream contact! His name is Alvero and he lives in a piso above the church. He is just an ideal example of someone who could really use the gospel in his life. He excepted a baptism date after our first lesson for feb. 14th, but he´s a chain smoker so we´ll see what happens. I know that if he continues to put his faith in Heavenly Father and use the atonement to it´s fullest good things will happen for him!
Finally, the more I´m understanding these people, the more I´m just connecting with them, and the more I just love them. They are amazing. Heavenly Father has blessed me with just a fragment of the ablility to see these people as he sees them, and I know his love is great. I know that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us SO much, so much more than we can comprehend, and I know through the atonement of Christ we can live with him again someday! love you all bunches!
hna kallie staker