This week has been really great!!! Things are starting to happen! Also we have transfers this week! I am staying in the same area (La Valle 3, Posadas) but I will have a new companion. I have loved Hma Salcido and I will have a hard time saying goodbye, but I know that God knows more than I do and he has something to me to do and to learn.
This week one of our investigators accepted to get married this weekend! We are so excited for them! I had 2 great lessons on the Law of Chastity...Ha. The first was only with our investigator (Guille) she is so easy to talk to and she is so SO ready to get baptized (she studies the scriptures better than I ever did before my mission. If she doesn´t understand something she reads and studies from the institute manual and the seminary manual about the Book of Mormon! She thirsts for the truth, and it is so fun to witness!!). The second lesson with with her family (boyfriend who is a less active and their baby). It was quite funny. When we started talking about the law of chastity he was like "isn´t this awkward for you to talk about?" Ha! Later in the lesson my companion was getting ready to commit them to live the law of chastity, and he cut her off mid-sentence and said "so what do you want from us?" HA! Everyone just laughed. Then he said, "The only way to live this law is to separate...and I don´t think God wants that, or we can get married." Ha It was great! We hope to have Guille´s baptism 2 weeks after the wedding!
One night we were in the house of a less active member and her niece was there with her 2 children. We started talking to them, and we found out that she is another less active member that we have been trying to find. WE have never been able to find her in her house. We have started meeting with her and she is so great! She was baptized at a young age but never went to church. It is like teaching an investigator. She is making great progress. Her spouse comes back in a couple of weeks from Buenos Aires (where he works), and we are excited to teach the whole family! (Hopefully he will become an investigator) :) It really was a miracle to meet her in the house of her aunt. The Lord works in mysterious ways....but he definitely knows what he is doing!
I love this work and I´m grateful for a forgiving Savior. Not I´m not a perfect missionary...but he is willing to work with me. Many times I feel very inadequate to do the marvelous work, but he is here leading us every step of the way. This work is nothing without Him. I´m grateful for this opportunity to learn from Him. I want to share a couple thoughts,
God answers prayers. (Shocker! I hope you all know that and have a testimony of that) I have had really cool experience with this and the Spanish language. In Preach My Gospel, it talks about how we need to pray for the gift of tongues. Each day that I pray for the gift of tongues it is AMAZING the difference I feel compared to the days that I forget! It is literally night and day. I go from stumbling through sentences and the people not understanding anything, and people looking at my companion and saying "what did she say".....to being completely understood and being able to speak with little thought! I can feel the gift with me, it is hard to explain, but it is very real.
This doesn´t mean that I´m good at Spanish by any means...but It is coming and can usually say what I want to say even if it is in a round about way... :) Understanding people is still difficult, but it is coming as well!
Love you all and thanks for everything!
See you soon,
My dinner. I forgot to tell you...we don't take a break for dinner. So we take fruits so we can eat while we walk. Then we usually eat when we go back to the pension at 10....but I know how bad that is. so I´m going to try and only eat fruits and vegetables at that time with my lemon water :)Other is Hma Woodwell with our twinner dresses!