This last week was great. It was a little like a rollercoaster, but everything resolved itself, and it all turned
out great. First, we have an investigator who's preparing for baptism on the 30th, but this last week, we
passed by her house a day before our next appointment, and she seemed suuuper sad, but didn't really
have time to talk, and as we were trying to confirm a few appointments with her for the next week, she
just sadly told us, "That's what I want to talk to you about tomorrow..." !!!!!!!! We said good-bye and finished
out our day, but MAN. I was so worried for her! My stomach just felt upset, and I was NOT looking forward
to hearing what she had to say the next day. So I prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed
for God's help both with me and with her, and finally, the next day came, and our appointment came.
And she seemed fine. We continued on with the lesson, normal. And towards the end, I asked her what it
was that she'd wanted to say to us. And she just smiled and said, "Oh, nothing now. Yesterday was just a
really hard day for me, but now I'm fine" and shared that she's still happy and excited about her baptism.
I almost died afterwards. whoo. Todo está bien. She was at church and everything too, so, she's going to
get baptised this week!!!
Also, we had a missionary devotional where an area 70 came to talk, and the stake asked our zone and
two others to form a choir of full-time missionaries, (all of us, so about 40-50 misionaries) to perform 3
songs for the conference. Well, we had an hour to practice Thursday, and as we're getting started, on of
the zone leaders asked, who's had experience directing a choir, and I raised my hand, (thank you, ward
youth choir!) and they asked me to direct, which a happily accepted. We sang Come Thou Fount, The
Battle Hymn of the Republic, and the Army of Helaman song. It was great, and really fun. They sounded
awesome, and even President came to sing with us the day of.
And today, we had our FIRST EVER ZONE ACTIVITY!!! Yaaaay! President prohibited it since before I came
on the mission, but now he's allowing it again! And I couldn't be happier. So today we all went to a nearby
institute building and played pool, ate pizza, and played some volleyball. It was really great.
Something interesting that I learned this week is, again, the importance of personal scripture study. Preach My Gospel
tells us that faith is a gift from God, that we only receive through our reading of the scriptures, and obedience. So, if
we are wondering why we don't feel motivated to repent, or to be more obedient, or why our testimony isn't growing,
the question to ask is: Am I following this recipe? Am I STUDYING my scriptures in a way that permits personal
revelation? And am a acting obediently with what I am learning? I promise you, that as we study our scriptures and
live the lessons that are taught within them, our faith will grow. Our confidence in God and His promises will be
stronger, and then we'll have MORE confidence, and MORE promises. I invite you to study your scriptures, diligently.
Make a plan, find answers to your questions, include God in the process. I testify of this promise in the name of Jesus
I love you. Have a great week. =)
Our last day together. It was emotional, but all's well, and her visa still hasn't come. hahaha One of our investigators, Monica makes these. They are delicious, and also adorable.
Photos from our Zone activity! The Mexican Elder's name is Elder Sanchez, the red-head is Elder Tousley,
the sweet short sister with us at the pool table is Hermana Gomez, and the white sister is Hermana Gomez,