It feels like I emailed just yesterday! Probably because it was just a couple days ago that it was my Pday.
Well the end of the week was great. Hermana Aubrey and I both got slammed with the flu so that hasn't been too fun. But we both received priesthood blessings and little by little we are getting better! I am so grateful for the Priesthood. I know that it is direct power from our Heavenly Father.
I will start with the bad news. Maria Ortega didn't come to church :( We stopped by her house 3 times throughout the week to help remind her and to see if there was anything we could do to help her get there. She told us every time she was going to be there. We are in a tricky situation with her because she loves reading from the Book of Mormon and she really does want to know the truth but she can't progress if she doesn't come to church. We are going to bring a member with us one more time to a lesson and if she still doesn't come to church we will have to drop her :( But I know that one day she will for sure accept the gospel!
Now the good news! Yesterday after church we were about to leave when Bishop Deloya asked Hermana Aubrey and I to come into his office. We talked for an hour and a half! We discussed ways of how we can help the ward continue to be excited to do missionary work.
After, we talked about Socorro for a long time! It's so funny because Socorro comes to church every week, she feeds us dinner all the time, she took us to the temple, she is reading the Book of Mormon but she won't get baptized! Members ask her all the time when she is going to get baptized. She thinks its funny. But we talked for a long time of how we can help Socorro. We knelt down in Bishop's office and he offered a prayer. Then, Hermana Aubrey and I took turns saying prayers.
We talked and prayed for quite some time, and then we felt that we needed to go see Socorro right then. So with Bishop, we drove over but she wasn't home. So we had a lesson with Nazario and Oscar about Lehi's dream in 1 Nefi chapter 8. We talked with them about the importance of sharing this fruit with their mom and sisters. (I don't know if I have mentioned their daughters before. There are 3 teenagers and they are basically anti-Mormon. This has been a big concern to Socorro) The spirit was awesome in the lesson and Nazario expressed some doubts that Socorro is having that helped us understand where she is at a lot better! And guess what we are doing tonight?
We are having a FHE with Nazario and his family at the Bishop's house. It is going to be so cool!
Saturday a family was baptized, it was so amazing! This family is so special! They bore their testimonies after the baptism and you could feel so strongly their desire to follow the Savior. (Socorro came to the baptism) There have been baptisms in the ward the past three weekends! The ward is taking off! Members are wanting to share the gospel more and members are inviting investigators over for FHE's just like tonight! I am so grateful to be a missionary in this ward and see so many people sharing the amazing gospel of Jesus Christ.
That about sums up this week, I hope we all realize how blessed we are to be a part of the Restored gospel and to know the plan Heavenly Father has for us!
Have a great week, love you tons!