beginning of the week, we read our patriarchal blessings (to
ourselves) and wrote down all the specific blessing and talents we
have. Then we had a lot of talks that were really good. We also had a
really great lunch, and it was American food, so that was new.
One of the highlights this week was our lesson with the Torres family!
So the tree little boys LOVE mutual! So this week we were waiting for
then and they never showed up, so we decided to go to their house to
see why not. Their dad had to work so they didn't have a car to come,
BUT that was perfect because we wanted to have a lesson with just the
wife and kids without Orlando, because aorta do likes talking maybe a
little bit too much. Anyway we played a board game that Hna Moberly
made called "Juego de la Vida" and it explains the plan of salvation,
the kids and the mom LOVED it! The kids didn't even know was baptism
was at first but by the end they all wanted to get baptized. The 7
year old Orlando Jr said he wants to get baptized when he is 10 (good
starting point), Leonardo (12) said as soon as possible, and Diego (7)
wanted to get baptized that night! Unfortunately we had to tell him he
has to wait until his birthday. They are sooooo smart too, oh my gosh,
I love those boys, they're breaking my heart! Also, they LOVE reading
the picture Book of Mormon we gave them, praying, and going to church!
Who are these boys!? So two of them prayed at the end of the lesson,
one of them thanked Heavenly Father for everything he had, and then he
said, "and I don't ask for anything because I'm so happy with what I
have right now."!!! The youngest boy prayed for a little sister,
hahahaha, he prayed in English, so the mom didn't know why we were
laughing so hard! So that was the best lesson ever!
We also have been visiting the Guzman family the whole time I've been
here. Domingo, the grandpa is the only member in the family, but they
all love the missionaries. The missionaries have been coming over for
years, and we always get fed :) anyway, we just decided to ask the
kids mom one day why she wasn't baptized yet. She said she had no
doubts and believes in the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, so we set
her baptism date for May 9th, unfortunately we weren't able to visit
her the whole rest of the week so we fell behind on the lesson
schedule (as in we still haven't even started lesson one) so we had to
push the date back, but we are thinking the 30th will be good! She is
excited and we love her so much, I'm totally visiting that family when
I come back to visit.
So [had a] great week!
Lots of love
Not many photos this week, but Ashley is doing well. She bore her 1st testimony in her Spanish ward the same day our whole Peabody family decided to get up and do the same thing at our church!
Mom can't wait for next Sunday--Mother's Day--when Ashley gets to Skype home! I'm all set up and ready to go!!!