First of all..... I´m in a trio now!!!
Now, I'll tell you the story: Tuesday night, Hna Rivera and I laid down our heads to sleep at 10:30, everything normal. Then, in the middle of the night, we receive a phone call! I saw that it was the zone leaders and I thought they were calling about a conference we were going to have the next day and so I decided to answer to tell them that it could wait until the morning. So I spoke with the Elder, and maybe I sounded a little tired or impatient but he said that he wouldn´t call if it weren´t urgent! So when he said that I thought "Oh, no! Somebody´s threatened to kill us or something´s happening in Mexico, we´re all going to have to evacuate or something!" But then he told us (it was 11:40pm) that Hna Garcia was in the OCC [I think this is the bus station], that she´d been there waiting for about an hour and a half! She´d had special transfers (I´m not exactly sure how to translate cambios especiales) but that NOBODY had told us! Obviously, the assistants should have warned us so that we could receive her in the bus station, but they hadn´t told ANYBODY! So we put on some skirts and our coats (even though it´s only reaching about 50 degrees, that´s coat weather here) and went in taxi, and there she was, waiting!!! She´d been calling the assistants and Pte Doman, but NOBODY answered! So she called her old ZLs, who then called ours, who then called us!!!! So then we came back to the house, and we were all just like....."What is happening?" I kept talking during all this time and the next day they told me that everything I said didn´t make any sense at all :D
But now we´re here with Hna Garcia!! She´s super great, it´s pretty different being in a trio but it´s really fun :D
But anyway, we´ve been working hard this week! We have great news with the S Family!!! Only A the grandchild had accepted a date, for this Saturday, the 18, (sadly, he won´t be able to be baptized this Saturday because his dad wants to be there, so he won´t be baptized until December) but this Friday we went to visit them, and we felt that we should focus on the baptismal questions, so we decided to teach the Restoration, especially focusing on the Priesthood. So then in the end, we invited Hna E to be baptized, and she said: "I think I´ll do it, but not until January." And then she continued, "Sometimes I feel like I should do it, and sometimes I don´t." So then we asked some really simple questions that I KNOW were inspired by the Holy Ghost: "Hna E, who do you think is telling you to not be baptized?" "The devil." "And who do you think is telling you to do it?" "The Savior." "And who do you want to follow?" "The Savior." "So will you prepare to be baptized this 18 de November?" "Well, yes!"
As she said yes, I just felt a great JOY. I sincerely LOVE this family, it´s been amazing to see the change that´s happened in them in just this last month that we´ve been working with them. Hna E doesn´t like to read, and when we would visit her in the beginning (as a matter of fact, up until a week ago) she would NEVER read the pamphlets, or the Book of Mormon. But when we left her the Word of Wisdom, she read it! And we gave her a USB with the Book of Mormon, and she´s been listening to it, and A´s been listening to it and reading at the same time, following along!!
I know that God is real, and that He is guiding this work. I´m so so so grateful that I could share my testimony with this family, and that Hna E could feel the truth of what we shared, and that that could be the little push she needed to realize why she needs to be baptized. The promises of the gospel are so great. Even if this happiness that it promises isn´t in THIS life, I know that we will be resurrected with perfected bodies, perfected spirits, and perfected minds. If we can endure this hard time, there will be an eternal rest and happiness. I really really know that the gospel is true. I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father, and that He wants the BEST for me and for my family. I know that if I work hard in this life, I can have an eternal family, and that´s what I want.
Love you all lots and lots! Read the Book of Mormon! I know that if we do, we have GREAT protection and GREAT happiness.
Love you all lots!
|We played UNO and went to a café! The best trio ever :D|
|Most of the zone|
|Zone service activity!|
|Before the trio, Hna Gutierrez had a birthday! :D|