This week was a really good week! We finally left to work this last Wednesday! Elder Francisco's back is bugging him but he is getting better and we are working now so it's awesome! Well we pretty much had to start searching for new investigadors and pick back up were we left off with the other investigadors. It's been super good. It's crazy the spirit that we have in our lives when we are sharing the gospel. We had a really cool experiance this semana [week] that I wanted to share with you:
Estabamos caminando para una lección y vimos una senora cargando una bolsa muy grande. Fuímos para ayudarle y acceptó nuestra ayuda para cargar la bolsa a su casa y otra bolsa que su niña estaba cargando ahi para su casa también. Empezamos hablar con ella y compartimos un poquito sobre porque le ayudamos y que Dios ama a todas las personas y específicamente que El les ama a ella y su familia. Le invitamos a asistir la iglesia la siguiente dia y dijo que sí y si su niña podria ir tambien. Pues, pasamos por ellas y fuimos a la capilla con ella y su niña. Cuando llegamos a la capilla nos sentamos con ellas por un momento tratando a decidir quien podria sentarse con ellas... mientras una hermana le saludo y les invitó a sentarse con ella y una otra hermana. Despues la reunion sacramental una hermana explicó sobre la primaria y llevó su hija ahí con las otras niñas y despues fué a principios del evangelio con ella. Despues las hermanas le invitaron a la Sociedad de Socorro. Ella participó en la clase y le gustó mucho lo que enseñamos ahi en la capilla. Y su niña estaba muy feliz también y ellas dos quieren asistir otra vez, Entonces pusimos una fecha para volver a su casa para enseñarles más. Esta experiencia fue muy maravillosa porque fue exactamente que necesitaba pasar para ella a sentir a gusto ahi en la capilla y sentir el amor de las demas hermanas en la Sociedad de Socorro y también en la primaria.
So I totally just copied and pasted this experience from a letter that I sent the the President of the Mission... and kind of forgot that I wrote it all in Spanish. I don't really have time to write much that I got to go (so I don't know if you can help translate it Dad... or if we just let all of the Spanish speakers enjoy it or what). Sorry I just don't have time!
[And because Keegan mentioned it, here's the translation... We were walking to a lesson and saw a lady carrying a large bag. We offered our help and she accepted. We carried the bag she was carrying, along with another bag that her little girl was carrying, to their home. We started talking with her and shared a little bit about why we helped and that God loves everyone and specifically that He loves her and her family. We invited her to attend church the next day and she said yes and asked if her little girl could go too. The next day we stopped by and picked her and her daughter up on the way to church. When we got to the chapel, we sat with her for a minute trying to decide on which sister might be able to sit with her... meanwhile, another sister said hello and invited her to come sit by her and another sister. After Sacrament meeting, a sister explained about primary and took her daughter to primary with the other girls and then she went to the gospel principles class. After that the sisters invited her to go to Relief Society. She participated in the class and really liked what was taught at church. Her daughter was very happy too and they both want to go again. So, we made an appointment to return to their home to teach them some more. This was a marvelous experience because it was exactly what she needed to feel comfortable at church and feel the love of other sisters in Relief Society and also in the primary.]
This week was great and we ended up having three investigadors in the Sacrament meeting after not having any investigador there for the last 3 weeks. So awesome! The church is true and Elder Francisco and I are going to go put some Baptisimal Dates this week! I just love the people here!
Love you all,