Well I suppose it would be good to write an actual email about how things are going here. This week was FULL of miracles. Thank you thank you thank you for all of you have been praying in our behalf and in behalf of those looking for the truth. Sandra is doing well, she has a few things to sort out in her life before she can take the step of baptism but the ward still loves her and she always feels so welcome when she comes.
This week we had an activity for all the mothers in the barrio, it was a hit! We had a huge barbecue and had like a show of sorts. The missionaries also had to participate (of course) and we did a fun lip sync to Pop corn popping (original then Singles Ward edition) it was super cheesy and fun. It's a good thing these Latinos and Spaniards LOVE cheese. Haha super cheesy. I'll probably post a video on Facebook when I have it...
Anyway it was a perfect opportunity for the members to invite their friends and THEY DID!!! It's such a small and simple thing to do but it makes the work so much easier. It was so natural and normal to talk to all the people who came and the majority of them really want to know more about what we believe and how to utilize the gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives.
Last Monday we got to go to the mission home and had interviews with President Pack. Today we played futbol with a big group of missionaries near the temple. It's been so fun being around so many missionaries. It's incredible. We also had Zone Conference on Tuesday so even more missionaries!
One thing President Pack is focusing on is having us teach the youth. In Europe, the statistic is that 70% of recent converts were between the ages of 9 and 30 when they found the church and this group also has the highest retention rate. With this in mind we remembered one of our friends that we previously decided to "give a break" to. We've been trying for 2 weeks to get in contact with her but she hasn't been home when we would pass by and the calls haven't been going through. President told us not to give up so we aren't.
After Zone conference, the plans we had fell through and we were left in the street. We decided it would be good to pass by our Joven friend Evelyn again. We "accidentally took the wrong road that make us go around the block to her house, and guess who we found in the street walking toward us? Evelyn!! It was a miracle. We were able to set up an appointment with her and meet with her on Friday.
I know that God has a plan for every single one of his children. Everyone has their own timing. In life we need to be patient with those around us. Just love and help. I know this gospel is true with all my heart and I'm so grateful to be taking part in this wonderful work of salvation.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Besos and handshakes.