But on Monday we were supposed to have a noche de hogar with Brent and his family, and the familia Cervantes, but unfortunately they both canceled. Which kind of turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we were a little stressed about both those lessons. But we did have a great lesson with Osman about prayer. It's interesting our lessons with Osman lately because it seems like we have certain plans going into the lesson with him but it always turns into something different when we start teaching, but it turns out to be just what he needs.
On Tuesday we had a great lesson with Socorro. She hasn't been reading in the Book of Mormon lately so we explained the importance of that and that it's the keystone of our religion. She didn't really have a reason of why she wasn't reading it, so she said she's going to start again. And we know that it's going to be the thing that keeps her as a strong faithful member that she wants to be. It will be so good for her, and she's so willing to accept anything. If you've ever seen the district 2, we realized she's kind of like German one of the investigators, and she knows it's true so she will do everything she can to live righteously. We also taught a new investigator named Claudia and she's a single mom with five kids! We taught the restoration and said she'll come to church the next Sunday! Hna Judy and Hna Conway taught her a little while ago, but we think that now she's ready.
On Wednesday morning we met with Socorro again because she only can on Monday through Wednesday. So we're trying to come back more to prepare for her baptism. But we read in the BofM with her in 2 Nephi 9 and she's amazing! While she reads she applies and comments on everything without us having to ask her. Usually we have to really pry somethings out of people but she has no problems with it. After that we had ZTM and it was really good! We did some role playing with converts of the church and teaching them, and then they gave us feedback on things we did well or things we could have done better. It kind of reminded me of the MTC! It was really good and I always feel the Spirit so strong in our meetings. We also had a lesson with Andrea on receiving your own answers, like Joseph Smith, through prayer. She is so willing to learn. We think her baptism is going to be either the 30th of April or possibly the 14th of May. We want to make sure she's really prepared for baptism so the whole family can become stronger.
On Thursday we had temple trips! We got to go at 7:30 for a session and it was so great! The temple always gives you the thing that you need to get going, or the answer you haven't been able to find during your studies. You always find it in the temple. We also went to the doctor that day. I've still been having headaches and back pain from the accident so we went and I have some medication that's been helping. So hopefully in a few weeks I'll be pain free! We met the son of Daisy on Thursday as well and he is super prepared. He said he's really confused right now and he was planning on going to the VC with us but couldn't because he had work. But he really wants
to know what the right thing is so we're going to start teaching him too! We also had a lesson with the familia Ruelas at the VC and watched God's plans for his family.and it was super great. They are such a cute family and they're moving to Apache junction soon so they won't be in our ward anymore.
On Friday morning we had a lesson with this new lady named Rosalia. We had a quick lesson because she said she was going to leave, but she read the pamphlet we gave her and liked what we said and wants us to come back! We also had a lesson with Osman about dating and chastity and stuff. He has a girlfriend and he's only 13 so we read in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet and it was really good! I think he's realizing what he needs to do even though it may be hard. We also gave him the speech of deciding now who you want to be because then people know who you are and you can work towards it.
On Saturday we had a lesson with Andrea and Gabby on the Ten Commandments. They had a lot of questions about those but we eventually finished. And Hermano Estrada helped us out too, and I can tell his testimony had grown so much lately. He really wants this for his girls. Also gabby pulled out her tooth while we were there, so that was exciting! Maybe I'll attach the video :)
On Sunday we met some new people before church. We were visiting a guy named Armando but he wasn't home, but all the people he lives with were! So we talked to them and they said they would come to church next Sunday and we're also going to have a lesson with them. They are super prepared and ready. So then at church Socorro, Andrea, and Gabby were there. Osman has this weird rule where he can't leave the house if his parents aren't home so he unfortunately couldn't come. Then that night we had a Charla Foganera! Socorro was going to come and then she canceled on us at the last minute, so that was really sad because we really wanted her to meet president. But we (the missionaries) sang and it was really great. I love how songs automatically bring the Spirit. We didn't get to stay after that because we didn't have investigators there, so we went to go see the Andujo family. They have two boys who are about 14 and 16 who aren't baptized so we're working with them and rather whole family to help them come back. Julian said the closing prayer and it was really beautiful! They are so prepared to become members of the church.
So yeah! It turned out to be a really great week! And I have one more left as of now in this area. But I love you all so much! Keep studying those conference talks, and reading in the BofM! They'll be so great and help you.
|Spanish missionary fun after singing practice!|
|We all got "thumbs up" at ZMT|
|Found this in front of an investigators house. Fun fact: a mop, or toys lying around outside a house is a good indication of Spanish speakers. Also loud playing Mexican music :)|
|Selfie at Hermana Ledezma house when she wasn't home.|
|At the doctors|
|Haha Sister Gutierrez fell asleep while studying.|