Monday, July 15, 2013

Open the flood gates!

What a week.  We set so many baptismal dates.  There are so many people here who are ready for the gospel.  We are going to start baptizing weekly soon.  It is going to be amazing!
We were eating dinner at what we thought was the home of a recent convert, Yesenia.  We were sharing the story of Abish, and how she was a great member missionary, we invited them to invite their friends to noche de hogar, and then Yesenia told us, but Hermanas, I'm not even baptized yet.  Hermanas Gomez and Olander white-washed this area 3 months ago, and some of the important details were lost in the switch.  So needless to say, Yesenia will be getting baptized super pronto, because she is practically a member already.  :D
On Wednesday, we had a woman, Alma, call us up on the phone and ask us to come and pray with her.  Of course, we were like, claro que si.  Nos encanta orar.  :D  So we go and meet Alma and her very large family.  There are 6 children, 3 of them over the age of 8! :D  We find out that Alma and her family have met with the missionaries before.  Then Alma was at the store, and met a mormon, and decided that she needed to see the missionaries again, so she called us. Then we taught them and taught them and taught them some more, and ojala que they are going to be baptized soon.
And then there is Jose and Lindsey.  Lindsey is a member in one of the english wards, and is married to Jose, who speaks more spanish than English and is not yet a member.  We just happened to run into them, and now we are teaching them too.  They can come to the Spanish Ward, and Jose can get baptized!
Don't forget about Jose and Fidelia.  They came to church last week, and we set a baptismal date with Jose.
And then there is Maria Rodriguez.  Hermanas Gomez and Olander were teaching her for a while, but we haven't seen her for a few weeks.  We stopped by and she had been reading from the Book of Mormon, and guess what?  We set another baptismal date. :D
Oh, don't forget about Ruben.  His wife, Lourdes, is a member, and he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon, but he is worried that he doesn't have enough faith, so we just need to fan the fire a little bit, and then we will have another baptism.
Oh, and there is an amazing family who lives in our apartment complex.  We see them almost every other day or so, and last night we were reading from 3 Nephi 11, and you will never guess!  We set another baptismal date.
Then, there is Marta.  She is Lourdes's sister.  And she has read the Book of Mormon twice.  As soon as she figures out the law of chastity issues (She wants to leave her esposo, we think, but she just needs to find someplace to live and work out the issues with her children. Her esposo is still married in Mexico and he doesn't want to get divorced.), she will be baptized soon.
Basically, it is a great time to be a missionary!
Hermana Julie Anna Sanchez
The Stephenville Moo-la cow

Interesting Stuff at the Gran Plaza (the local mall here)

There are parts of the Gran Plaza that are just like Mexico.  It is super chido!

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