Sunday, January 4, 2015
so if anybody tries to tell you it doesnt get cold in texas, theyre lying. it hasnt been cold since i got here until last week the day after christmas. IM FREEZING. it doesnt snow here, it just will rain all day. and your just cold and wet. so contacting is quite difficult now. but oh well. i am just grateful for the scarf, gloves, umbrella, and legwarmers that my grandma sandy and lowry sent me!
so im really excited to tell y'all about some of the miracles that have happened this past week. first with our new investigator Norma. We found her last week contacting. When we went up to her house, she had a gate. so i told hna. reese that we just shouldnt bother. but she insisted and opened gate and knocked on the door. she told "pasan, pasan" which means come-in in spanish. which was odd because strangers usually dont let you in to their homes. she said that she had been looking for a church. so we sent up a return appointment with her. we taught her the restoration, and i invited her to baptism, she said yes even though im sure she has no clue what it means. and she ask for a priesthood blessings from the elders because she is sick. it was awesome!
With Elaine and Relando, they are so great! he speaks spanish, but she speaks english. so basically we just teach in both different languages. we gave them both a book of mormon and un el libro de mormon. and they read and have a lot of questions! which is good. we just need to get them to church because he works of sundays. that is our problem with a lot of people here. they all work of sundays! but im super excited for them.
The Alcarez family. okay so i dont remember how we found them but they are a part member family. The mom was baptized around 11 years ago, and then her husband and 4 kids are all none members! we went and visited them for the first time last week. and said that she wants her kids to be in the church! and her 16yrold daughter has an lds friend and she is really interested and wants to start coming to church! i am so excited for them
On christmas i got to skype with my family which was fab. Seems like everybody is doing so good! im so pround of my two brothers. Brady is doing awesome in wrestling and Vince is such a stud serving or country! and Im so excited for my sister to go to BYU again. Kind of really upset that they are in florida right now, soaking up the sun while im dying of frostbite. i also got more packages and letters this last week! one from wendy sorensen and the other from my favorite family ever, the giles:) i am so blessed, that you guys!
ill send a couple pics.
les amo. muchas gracias por sus oraciones y por su apoyo. Feliz nuevo ano!