First of all, Happy happy birthday Dad and Grandma Griffeth!! 🙂
Wow what a great week!! I`m sorry I wont have time to respond to your emails today, but I have some really cool experiences that have happened this week and wanted to be able to share them with all of you!! It truly was a great week and I know that the Lord is blessing us here in our sector!
Ok so first I will start out with monday and wednesday. They have put together a choir because Elder Montoya is coming this wednesday and they asked me to sing! We have been having practices twice a week for the last 3 weeks and we are so excited to sing when he comes! I will try to see if I can have someone video it and send it next week because the songs are sooo pretty! 🙂
So, on Wednesday, I worked in the mission office with Hermana Roylance like we do every Wednesday and Friday! We are always updating lists, making appointments, looking up different treatments that missionaries can use, and right now we are scheduling vaccines for the flu for the WHOLE mission!! That will be a big task! 🙂 But after we got done in the office at around 6 I got to go out with a member lady in our ward so that my companions could cover some other appointments! I have been going out with members a lot in the last few weeks to take advantage of being in a treesome and getting to find more people. Well that night I hate to say that I wasn`t too excited to go out without my companions again, and much less because I was going to go look for some contacts that we had only taught one time and didnt really know them. So we got to the lesson with the Family Caamaño (the contact) and we started teaching them about the Restoration! They were fascinated!!! The member that was with me shared some great scriptures and even a part from The proclamation for the family! When we were teaching about the apostacy, they said `hey that is what we are in our lives right now!` As we finished the lesson with them we could all feel the spirit so strong! The Hermano told us that it was a miracle that we arrived at their house because they need this in their lives, and it really is a miracle because the wife usually doesnt let religious people in! It was such a blessing from Heavenly Father and really boosted my spirits that day!! They have a lot of problems in their family and a lot of doubts, but they were able to attend church for an hour and seemed to like it!
Ok second miracle of the week, we were able to continue teaching the Luna family that I told about last week! AHh they are sooooo awesome!! They are so humble and willing to learn and change their lives! We taught them about the plan of salvation and they were intrigued!! Diego`s mom died just a few months ago, and he seemed soo happy to know where his mom is and that he can see her again! Then the next day we went back and taught them and invited them to be baptized! They accepted and Esilda was so excited because she had had a dream about an angel surrounding her family and protecting them and knew that it was all true. Diego was a little bit more hesitant, but it is because he said that he doesnt want to make any mistakes after his baptism and make sure that he has truly repented before he is baptised! We invited them to be baptized on November 5 and they said that Esilda was going to go on a trip next week and would have all her attendances before the 5th. Yesterday after church she told us that it doesnt matter what happens, she wants to get baptized on the 5th and is going to change her plans for her trip! They are such a special family and we are so grateful that the Lord has blessed us with this awesome opportunity to teach and find families! I know that the families are so important to our Heavenly Father and know that the only way to have true happiness in this live and in the eternities is with our families!!
I hope you all have an awesome week! I love you all soo much and pray for you always! 🙂
Love, Hermana Hawkes