I always have the hardest time figuring out what I should write to you all. There is just so many great things that happen ALL the time! It's impossible to write about them all.
I guess I'll start by saying that the Ayala family is getting baptized this Saturday!! I am so happy for them and they are really excited! They all love the church and Audon and Maria are in love with the Book of Mormon.
This past week our investigator, Miriam, fasted to receive an answer to her prayers. We also fasted with her. Anyways, we haven't been able to talk to her yet to see how it went but we're hoping she was able to feel the spirit during her fast and receive comfort!
We actually tried to see Miriam to see how her fast went but she wasn't home. However, we were able to teach her sister and niece who were home and that was a miracle! We also had a member with us, Hermana Hernandez, and she really seemed to click with them.
Miriam and her family also came to the Valentine's Day party we just had! She seemed very happy and so did her daughter, Pizza. There was good food and they played one of those couple games to see how well you know your partner. It was really funny to see what the spouses said about each other!
Another investigator that went to the Valentine's Day party was Erica. She is the one from Chile and she's been learning about the church from both us and the Elders. We found out Sunday that she has a desire to be baptized but she still has a couple doubts. She'll be going back to Chile in the beginning of March and she doesn't want to get baptized here and then go home and start drinking and smoking again. She also has a lot of family and friends back home who are Catholic so that worries her. I really hope that she decides to get baptized because I know she's felt the spirit.
We had branch conference this past Sunday and one of the talks was perfect for her! President Merrill gave a really good talk and one of the things he brought up was how we need to doubt our doubts before we doubt our faith. It was so great! Hermana Peacock, Hermana Webb, and I also sang the song "His Hand" in Spanish.
After church on Sunday the Elders and us had to race down to Federal Way for the mission devotional. We always get there right before they start because we have church from 2:30 to 5:30. The devotional was awesome and I was able to talk to the Ramos' from Enumclaw.
Transfers will be next week and we found out the Hermana Peacock is going to go back to Kent and she will be training a new missionary. My guess is that I will stay here in Renton with Hermana Webb, but we'll see what happens.
I love you all so much and my only advice for this week is to pray with ALL your heart and really apply the atonement in your lives!
Until next week!
|Eating lunch with Sister Merrill at a vegetarian Vietnamese place...yummy!|
|At the laundromat|
|With our investigator, Erica|
|Noche de hogar|
|Noche de hogar,|
|Valentine's Day Activity with Sister Merrill|
|Back seat driver!|
|Sketches of things I love|