So this week has been pretty crazy! But crazy good! To start off we had a surprise on our preparation day! We got to see a comic con being held at our Stake Center!! It was awesome since it was all (majority) Star Wars!! I nerded out for a bit. We then went on Exchanges and I got to stay in the area. We had two good visits then called it a night.
On Tuesday we had a really good lesson with a progressing mother and daughter and they are just so prepared. We taught the Word of Wisdom and wow it was just crazy to see how prepared they are. The mother quit drinking alcohol and coffee about a year ago, before she even met us!! It was amazing to see that the Lord truly does prepare people for the Gospel. We then hit a struggle of finding people home. So we went to English class and then unexchanged after that.
Wednesday we had our District meeting and it went really well. WE then tried to see some people after that, but nothing happened. It was slow. All of our appointments fell through and things kinda went south, but we made the best of it.
Thursday we had another great appointment with the mother and daughter and like I said, completely prepared by the Lord. We then weekly planned and headed out out to visit people. Everything fell through again, but we were able to do some service for some people and then hit up English class again. Reset some appointments with people and then tried contacting, but just ended up talking with a member to end the night.
Friday we did service for a good chunk of the day. It was pretty fun, but really hot!!! We then tried to visit people, but no one was home. Just seems to be our luck... We then had dinner and after dinner got lucky. We were able to talk with some people and got some good visiting in.
Saturday rolled around and we had a lesson cancelled on us which sucked, but it's okay. We then tried to see some people that we haven't seen in awhile and we did. We attended a baptism and that was just a wonderful experience over all and it was just so touching. We then Ended the night with Agustin coming up with "strategies" (lesson plans) for some of our investigators that we've been teaching. It was just a wonderful experience.
Sunday rolled around and we had really good sacrament meetings. We also got to bless the sacrament in Spanish which was a real treat. I loved it!! It felt good to be able to bless the Sacrament again. We had a correlation after church and then a dinner. We then had a Stake Priesthood meeting which was amazing! Talked about the Restoration of things and all that comes to pass through modern day revelation! Which was amazing! We then ended the night visiting with our two boys! Good visit there!
Monday came and like I said this mother and daughter are so prepared!! They had their baptismal interview and they are getting baptized this Saturday!!! We're so excited!!!! We then had some good visits the rest of the day and got to close with an FHE/BBQ! It was pretty fun!! Got to meet some new people and play some volleyball. My team lost, but it's okay. We all left friends, I hope...
Then today. Got to go to the temple and wow it is always an amazing experience to go through the temple. In closing I would like to share with you some song lyrics of one of my new found favorite songs here in the mission.
"He hears me, when I'm crying in the night, He hears me. When my soul longs to fight. Till the morning will come and the light of the dawn, reassures, He hears me."
I know that our Heavenly Father does answer prayers. He loves us so much and He loves to hear from us every day! I testify of that to be true. I hope you all have a great day and I love you all and miss you!!!
Elder Ruesch Sosa