Sunday, July 24, 2016

WEEK 37: Alza Tus Ojos

Hello! Sooo I think I forgot to mention that it was transfers so today is p day and not yesterday... Sorry! But now you get the email so it's all good. Definitely a week of miracles.

So the familia Vasquez are doing really well! We had a noche de hogar with them last night at the familia Reynas home and it went really well! We taught them about the gospel of Jesus Christ and it was super beautiful. We had a super cool lesson plan with papers and steps so the kids could be involved in the lesson but it ended up not really working because of the fan that was going in their house. But it was still a really good lesson and the Spirit was really strong. Plus the two families really got along well!

Super cool miracle of the week! So it was about 8:40 o'clock at night and we still hadn't found a new investigator for the night although we had done finding that whole day. But we went to go knock on a former investigators door and a lady answered the door who spoke English and she told us she wasn't interested and that she was moving out soon.But right before we left, we asked if she knew anyone in the area that would need a visit, the message of the gospel or service and she pointed across the street and told us she thought people over there had talked to missionaries before. So we walked over there and they are like apartments, and there were two doors and we weren't sure which one to knock. So we picked the one that looked the most Hispanic, and someone named Juan answers the door. We talked and got to know him a little bit and then he invited us inside because it was hot and they gave us water! So we talked a little bit more and met his wife Karen and their baby who was about eight months old. And it turns out they had never spoken with missionaries before. So we introduced out message to them briefly and gave them a Book of Mormon and hey really want us to come back! It was such a miracle we were there that night.The only unfortunate thing is that they are a lot more comfortable in English so we have to turn them over to the English elders, but they are such a golden family!

One other cool thing that we've started doing this week is teaching the youth. We were at the Arellanos house waiting for Hermana to come home and we were there talking to her son and a friend he had over. We talked a lot about missionary work and the things we've been doing.And then we asked if we could "practice" teaching a lesson to them,and they said yes! So we got to teach them the restoration and have them see what missionary work is like and also get feed back on our teaching! So we are definitely going to be doing that with more youth in the ward now so they get an idea of what missionary work is.

Well, it's been a great six weeks here in Valencia but they're transferring me once again! I'm going to Pueblo ward which is more the outskirts of Mesa and closer to the Apache junction (the reservation) so it's a little bit out there probably about twenty or thirty minutes from the temple, but I have heard amazing things about the ward! Almost everything as long as companionship wise changed in the mission this transfer. So now my companion is Hermana Gaskell! She is from Oregon, and is also a dancer so it will be fun! Super excited to tell you all about the things that will be happening here! Love you all!

Hermana Brown

Some cute little boys with the Felix family. They have sooooooo much
energy so that's why the picture is blurry.

So before I came into this zone they had this thing that if you found new investigators in a certain day you got to through a pie at the zone leaders. So that's why they are covered in whipped cream.

Completely forgot to mention we finally had temple trip this week! It was super great!

Still goin with the "photographer" thing.

It rained yesterday and so the temple was super beautiful.

Last companionship picture! We did have one where we were both frowning but this is the only one I could find. It really was hard to leave sister Morris!

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