Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
|Love this family and my companion!|
|Cutest puppy ever|
|District road trip|
|Thanksgiving Dinner with my district (transfers next week)|
Anyways, we had a noche de hogar with Carmen this week. she is getting married hopefully and is just soooo pilas. She is sooo smart and so prepared! I did have to call and beg her to come to church but she came and loved it!!! We were so blessed this week that her, her bf, and her brother could all come!
This week I hit five months. Weird. Doesn't feel like it AT ALL. We ate sugar cookies for breakfast on my five month and it was the best.
We went to our big family of 17 and they told us the same thing that juana told us. We dont want to pray and ask because its doubting gods power. It was heartbreaking. There are so many stories in the bible of people praying for guidance from god. Its a blessing he gives us that we have a two way communication.
Our two most progressing are hurting with this, but we discovered why we have these difficulties. Last Sunday we knocked on a guys door who opened it with his pants all undone and was super creepy. We were not excited to go back the following week to teach him, but we did. he started the lesson by saying that he will never change his religion because he promised his parents thats he would never change his religion. never. My comp asked him if he had ever asked god what his will was for him. Because god knows whats best for us. He stopped and thought for a second and his entire attitude had changed in seconds. Because we had been studying a lot about prayer scriptures we had just the right scriptures to show him, one in Matthew about anything we look for we will recieve and another in john about how the holy ghost will teach us all things.
He told us he is going to pray. He said tons of people had come and preached to him, but they never asked him to pray to God. Our challenges with our investigators prepared us for him. He told us that one day he might be mormon.
Heavenly father has a plan for us. He knows whets best for us we just need to turn to him and see what he wants for us. His path is the best path.
Anyways I love you all!!!! Have a great week!
November 10, 2014
Well I’m gonna start out by saying that I am still afraid of spiders. We get these giant ones in our house...it takes us thirty minutes to usually kill one because its so scary. that’s what we get with two gringas!!! haha
Anyways, this week we had to give talks in sacrament meeting. well, i hope people understood me.Ssaberrrr i was just praying for the gift of tongues the whole time. My first baptism, Christopher, told me how much he wants to go on a mission and it just melted my heart i love that kid!!
But now time for a sad story. We have been teaching Juana, the mom, and Leslie, the daughter with special needs. They had all their assistances for baptism. we went on Friday with the elders to have a lesson and for the first time ever Leslie had a seizure in front of us. We knew this usually happened but we had never seen it. It was scary and we felt so bad. the elders were teaching about the great love that she has for her daughter and heavenly father loves us like that times a thousand.
we went back the next day and asked her if she prayed and read the book of Mormon. she said now because she doesn’t want to ask god. She already has the bible and doesn’t need anything else. we asked her to pray and she said no I don’t want to. we asked how she knew the bible is true and she said because i know and i read it. We invited her to read and ask god if its true because she has nothing to loose. she said there is no point. our hearts shattered into a million pieces. I understood for a split second how Jesus felt when the world rejected him. She had sooo much potential. but the book of Mormon prophesizes of people rejecting the book of mormon. All people need to do is pray and read the book of mormon.
god wants us to pray and ask questions because we dont know anything. We are here to learn and progress and our heavenly father wants to help us so much. James 1 5. it never hurts to ask. and i promise you he will answer
Other news; the giant family that came to church last week sells vegetable in the terminal. Which is pretty much a giant farmers market every day but they sell everything for super cheap. Anyways we went and a member came by and we talked about temples. They loved that they could do the work of salvation for those who have already passed on. What a blessing we have to have temples today on the earth.
Anyways i dont have a lot of time!
Monday, November 3, 2014
Well I don't remember if I told this yet, but there is a boy in my ward who got called to Nicaragua and it was a really cool opening because it was with all of his family who are pretty much like my family!! I love it!
Anyways, here for Halloween there is sadly no trick or treating. In my dreams, but no. Everyone goes to the center of town where its pretty much a big fair around the cemetery! It was way cool but we weren't allowed to go and had to come in at seven. Thats okay we made sugar cookies with frosting which was amazing because people don't sell that here.
|Dia de Los Santos when they decorate the cemetaries.|
|Hermana exchanges for the day.|
|The cat ears Mom sent for Halloween|
|Our second family went out with our ears and light sticks to celebrate.|
|Local Cemetery decorated|
On Saturday was Dia de Los Santos and everyone goes to the cemetery, paints, and decorates the graves. Kind of like our memorial day. We ate fiambre and tamales with Aura, per tradition. everyone eats fiambre here which is pretty much like a way nice salad. I had a normal one with not too many weird meats, but there are some that have cow tongue and stuff like that in it. Well I hope i didnt eat any tongue.
I had divisions this week and it was the first time I really got to leave my area for awhile since Ive been here. I went with Hermana Richards and it was super fun! Fun to have something different. While I was with her they got three baptismal dates and they havent had any for about 3 transfers!!! I loved seeing these investigators strong faith.
We had such a miracle this week!! About three weeks ago we fasted to have investigators come to church. We have had investigators at every sunday since°! And yesterday we had a family of 12 come!!!!!!!!!!! ahhh!! and it was Juanaa and Leslies third assistance which means baptism can be soon. So excited to see her faith grow!! She has had a lot of great experiences with the scriptures lately.
On saturday night we found one of our menosactivas drunk sleeping on the ground so we helped get her home. and the next day she came to church!!!! Works for me! Hopefully she is strengthening her faith°°°
also we got chased by a drunk man on Saturday and it was pretty hilarious. definitely a week to remember!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Well...where should I start? First, lots of people love calling us weird names and senorita elders always makes me laugh. Anyways, on tuesday night my comp was so annoyed with her itchy head so i checked it and found a bug. Just one so we didnt worry because bugs are everywhere i tell you everywhere!anyways we were studying the next morning and what do i pull out of my head? Yes. the same bug. we flipped so i checked her head and i found like 15 more! We were creeped out and called the nurses and they told us to go get lice shampoo. so yes ladies and gentleman for the first time in my life i got lice. No, i was not happy about it and i never want to do
Taking out the licee
Cemeteries...on Nov. 1st they decorate to celebrate Halloween
I learned to make empanadas this week! They are delightful! Can't way to show all of you.This week we had many miracles.We had a noche de hogar with our neighbors, presidente matias, and we met gustavo. gustavo is twenty and you can tell he really wants the truth in his life. The difficulty with him and witha lot of others here is that they didnt go to school and just went right to working. They cant comprehend a lot so its little by little with them. Good thing i can speak complicated spanish! I have to teach the gospel simply in spanish which i love.Juana and Leslie came to church again and looooved it!! Juana had a big problem that she thought mormons only talked about Joseph Smith and adored him, but now she understands his purpose. He was the first prophte in this dispensation and restored the church through our heavenly father. He couldnt have done it without him. This is the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and we concentrate on our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. she loves it and wants to come to church again.Just ask yourself this..if you lived in the time of Jesus Christ when he established His church, would you go to his church or someone elses church? I know that this church is the church that jesus Christ established when he lived on the earth.We have a prophet, apostoles, revelation, the priesthood, and the scriptures that god wants the world to have.We had interviews with president this week and they were great!! He reassured me to not feel like I'm not having success but just remember the story of Abinidai. he had one convert that was alma and alma went on to convert thousands.Love you all and have a great week!PS I love hearing from everyone so please keep it up and if i havent heard from you email me!lovehermana thompson