Wow! This week was such an emotional roller coaster for me! Up, down, up, down, ALL week! It was good though!
I was so happy that we were able to teach a member who is going to start coming back to church! His name is Enrique and he came to church this past Sunday for the first time in a long time! It was so great! He even went and found and got out his scriptures that were in his garage and we believe he's reading because he had to go get them from his room in one of our lessons. He could only stay for the classes but hopefully he can come to all three hours next week!
Then I was so worried for one of the members in the branch so I was praying that everything would be okay and it looks like everything is going to be alright.
Then I was SUPER happy because I went on exchange to Enumclaw!!
But then I was sad because it was only for the day and I wouldn't be staying :( It felt like I was going home and I had to mentally prepare myself so I wouldn't get attached. Then I was happy because I got to see some people I knew but at the same time sad because I didn't get to see others! Luckily, I was able to quickly talk to Juan Torres and Grandpa Blad on the phone. :)
I was super happy because I got to see a lot of the hermanas at the Thanksgiving activity we had! I was especially excited to see Hermana Webb! :)
So yeah lots of ups and downs but that's alright! Sigo adelante!
We spent Thanksgiving with the Sandoval family and it was so nice! Everything looked like it came out of a magazine! She had these cute and fancy dishes and a ton of food!Some of Hermana Sandoval's family and friends were there including the Barreto's and Hermana Zepeda from the branch. The family that we are teaching right now- Rojelio, Lourdes, and Cecilia also went and they really enjoyed it! They all really like the friendships they are making within the branch. :)
At the dinner everyone went around the room and said what they were thankful for. :) It was so sweet! :) I thought of many, many, many things but I was so overwhelmed with gratitude for my mission and for the people I am serving. I cannot explain in words how much true joy my mission has brought me. :) And even though the days keep passing and in a couple months I won't have a name tag I know that it won't be the end. My mission is something I will treasure forever and I am definitely going to work hard until I go home but really even when I go home I'll still be a missionary! Not a full-time missionary but my purpose will still be to bring others unto Christ! :)
So my Thanksgiving was amazing and I hope you all enjoyed it too and ate a lot of yummy food!
This coming Saturday we are going to have our branch Christmas party and program. For the program Hermana Lewis and I are going to sing the song "Oh pueblecito de Belen" so wish us luck!
This week was so great and I really feel like the Spirit helped me learn some important things I needed to know. This past Sunday during the second hour we were all combined and we learned about prayer! It was perfect because we just had a zone conference all about prayer! :) One thing I really liked that was said was that sometimes we ask God for answers and are expecting the answer to come in the way or form that we asked for it but many times the answer is right in front of our eyes. We just need to set aside our view and try to understand God's view so we can recognize it!
I love you all so much!