Hola todos! Como estan?
Funny experience this week... we were doing visits with a member in our branch and as we passed a teenager calling out to a turkey and the turkey gobbling back. We couldn´t help but laughing... it sounded so funny and so... turkish.
We found a woman named Daisy this week and as we testified of the love of our Savior for her a breeze began to blow and hard. She invited us to her house and we walked her home and met her 5 adorable boys (ha ha... all under the age of 14, don´t worry). She was very nice and listened to our message but didn´t come to church when we were there to bring her on Sunday. Things are kind of stagnant here... but I know that we are planting seeds for other missionaries.
This week we had a big storm and I felt so grateful that we have such a firm house. We have a tin roof and it was pretty hard to sleep with the rain pounding on it. Probably the loudest thing I´ve ever heard. We felt sad for those who don´t have firm houses who suffered the effects of the rain and wind.
President Cruz wants every missionary to have an emergency backpack with food and a change of clothes etc. Hermana Gutierrez and I are prepared! Today we went to San Francisco (I´m using an internet cafe there... it´s probably 30 minutes away in the car) to go to the police station and ask for a map of the area, but they didn´t have any. We´re using the internet here because yesterday all the power went out in Riolindo (not uncommon). Sometimes it´s crazy to live in this poor poor country.
The thing I love, however, is seeing the members and how much love they have for the gospel. Jennifer Benditez, who went on divisions with us last week was just called as the primary president and she´s 18. I´m learning that in places like this where the church is so small, it´s so important to serve with all the energy of heart and do it for the love of the gospel and for the Lord. Our Branch President hasn´t had work for 3 months and just heard of a job in Guatemala. He´s still praying about the decision but would rather find something, anything here, in order to stay and serve in the branch.
There are so many things I don´t understand, but I know that the church is true and I know that there is a purpose for me to be here. I love you all! XOXOXOXOXOX
Oh, one more experience!
This week we watched the Testaments with the Varela family (our Branch Pres. and his sons) and Jonny (an investigator). The TV which always is in color for some reason only worked in black and white. I was thinking it was such a pity that the vibrant colors weren´t able to be seen, but it turned out to be an amazing Spirit there. Jonny said that the only other time he´s felt that way was when his son was born. I was grateful and happy to see how the Spirit can touch our hearts and how we can feel the love of God through the Spirit.
Over and out!
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