We started teaching our duena de casa (landlord), Jeni. She’s really sweet. She told us how she wants to believe in God and she doesn’t really know how to do that, but she wants to try. It was so cute when she told us about praying, she was really proud of having tried and even told her daughter she has to start praying too! She hasn’t accepted a baptismal date, but we’re praying she will soon.
On Tuesday we went to the market that’s in our area and set up a table with juice and talked to everyone. It was so fun! We met a lot of great people and were able to get a lot of references for other areas!
The sad part of this week was that we realized we are probably going to have to drop Hermana Lourdes. She keeps all the committments except for going to church, but she just doesn’t understand why she needs to be baptized. We’ve explained it and even prayed with her and we both felt the spirit so strongly, but she just won’t accept it. We both left our last lesson knowing we’ll probably have to drop her. It was so sad, but I know Heavenly Father will lead us to more people!
I’m so grateful to be a missionary and to be preaching the gospel! I’m so grateful for the members here, who are so incredibly faithful and who have all taught me so much!
I hope you have the very best week!
Just a funny little part of Lundy’s email to Steve last week that we thought we’d share. He told her about the Superbowl outcome and asked her if anyone there knows anything about the NFL. Her response:
That's a bummer about the superbowl! You will appreciate this though, here the people buy a bunch of American used clothing without knowing what it says usually and the other day my Bishop had on a Vikings shirt! I laughed so hard and when I told him that you are a huge fan, he got so excited and he was like “ Hermana, are they a good team?" and I told him “ No Bishop, but my Dad still likes them for some reason!” That's pretty much the only time I’ve ever talked about football with a latino!