Monday night we ran into a member from our ward in the street who's
whole family is less-active. This family never likes it when the
missionaries pass by so we were told not to visit them. But we talked
to him for a bit in the street and he invited us to his house that
night. We had a really great lesson with their family and they invited
us back this next week. I'm really excited to help excite them to come
back to the church because they are an amazing family.
Tuesday nights we have been having a family night with some families
in our ward. We had it at the house of one of our less actives (who is
basically completely active now) and after our lesson this lady we
have been working with bore her testimony and the spirit was blazing!
It was incredible. She told the story of how me and Hermana Pavez had
so much patience with her and how we always passed by, even when she
wanted nothing to do with it, and how she is so grateful because we
have forever changed her life, and she knows now with all her heart
the importance of raising her kids in the gospel. It really was so
Also on Tuesday! W called us from Columbia! (The one who was supposed
to get baptized this past week. It was so relieving for me to hear his
voice and know that he is okay. He wanted to make sure that I wasn't
being transferred so we can continue teaching him when he gets back,
and we can be there at his baptism. He is sooooo sweet. And it really
put my mind to peace.
Other random things this week.. We had a dance party with one of our
less-actives, and her friend, and daughter in law who aren't members..
Not only did we make it into their hearts to teach them, but they
told me I danced just like a Latino. I was pumped. We have plans to go
to a disco together post-missh;) they are also trying to marry me off
so I can stay in Spain forever.. Sorry mama bear.. Don't know if I'll
ever be going home to you ;)
Also the ATM ate my mission card and we got lost in a small town far
away.. Haha and it's amazing how nice spaniards are when you need help
with directions and aren't trying to share the gospel.. We had so many
people trying to help us, and offer us rides. It was incredible. We
saw a whole different side to the Spanish people :)
Yesterday was a great day as well. We had some amazing lessons. We've
been teaching this older Spanish lady who has gone through a lot and
is really unhappy with God. We had the opportunity to teach her a
really powerful lesson and left her with a testimony with a God who
lives, loves her, and has never left her alone. The spirit was so
strong, and I know in the moment and when we were leaving she really
felt her true identity, a daughter of a king.
We also taught a lesson to the family of the relief society president.
They weren't interested in knowing more, so I was a little
disappointed but I know they felt the spirit during the lesson we
taught on the restoration. I know that one day the missionaries will
touch their hearts and they will desire to learn more. Sometimes the Lord
prepares people slowly, but I know that we played a role in their
preparation for the gospel.
Oh and my new mission president and his family are so great! I'm so
excited to work with him and learn from him.
Thanks for your love and support! Os quiero muchísimo ❤️
Con amor, hermana staker