this week. Hermana Jensen left to Madrid, and I get my new companion
Wednesday. I don't know her. She is a newer missionary from Idaho, but
that's about all I got..
Well this week was a blur.. Seriously.
Monday.. We had a family night with our crazy fam from Venezuela. They
Tuesday.. We met with Daniel the man from Ghana. He is incredible. The
only downer is he is a fisherman and is going out to sea over by
England for a month, but he promised us during this time he has plans to
finish the Book of Mormon, and we have plans to stay in touch through
email to answer his questions. He is such a miracle and so prepared.
It is incredible.
Wednesday.. We had so much to do it's a blur.. A highlight was meeting
with our grandma (92) from Peru. She loves reading the scriptures and
especially learning more about Joseph Smith. She actually was only
baptized a couple years ago, so she's still got some weird catholic
habits.. But she's so cute.
Thursday.. We had a testimony meeting with the the young women
president and her family about the atonement and the sabbath day.
It was a really good experience, and I felt the spirit. They are a
really strong family, but the district president here in the Santiago
district has really put emphasis on teaching the leaders the
importance of keeping the sabbath day. We have really awesome
leadership in our branch and they are all great, but if my mission has
taught me one thing it is that we can always be a little better. So to
help encourage me to better sanctify the sabbath, I'm
trying to do the same and make it more meaningful to me. It's been
really amazing the little differences we make really help strengthen
the power that we can receive from keeping the sabbath day holy.
Friday- we were invited to a birthday party for the husband of our
friend from Iran. It was so cool!! It was the Muslims from Iran, a
couple Spanish Catholics and us. It was actually the coolest
experience. It was a conversation mixed of Persian, Spanish, and
English. We ate legit Iranian food. It was awesome, and the best part
is that they all thought we were the biggest hoot. They all love us.
They all want to come to our English classes and we talked to them
about the church the entire time. It was such a cool experience.
Saturday- transfers... And we met with this less active family (who is
sealed) the youngest son is 9 and still isn't baptized.. We taught
them the plan of salvation, and talked to them about their experience
in the temple. They completely opened up to us for the first time. By
the end of it they truly recognized the importance of coming back to
church, and realized the blessings that they are missing. She also
told us she knows her family is not complete until their son is
baptized. They are so humble and prepared to make some changes in
Sunday-district conference in Santiago (spirit bomb) saying goodbye to
our favorite family from Brazil.
*other highlight our new investigator Janet from Columbia is
incredible. We had such a powerful lesson with her, and she really
wants to read the Book of Mormon and know if it's true
Love you all.
Craziest district in the Spain Madrid mission.. I'm convinced.