One of the things that I love about the Hispanic culture is that many celebrate the "Semana Santa " or the Holy Week. Instead of only celebrating Easter on Easter Sunday, they celebrate the whole week remembering Christ and the last week of his life. And even though we should always remember Christ, it is nice to have a special focus on Him during Easter.
This week was fun! We had a super cool miracle happen. We had a lesson with one of our investigators and we asked him if he had been praying specifically for the baptismal date he randomly chosen on our last lesson by closing his eyes and pointing to a date on Hna Atkinsons iPad. He said he wasn't. He didn't even remember the date he had chosen! So Hermana Atkinson told him to close his eyes and randomly chose a date again to see if he would pick the same... He closed his eyes and pointed the the same date!!!! All three of us gasped so loud, what the heck, this date is obviously special! We then read the small and simple scripture with him because that was something small, but it was a miracle!! And small things lead to great things! He is now seriously going to pray for that date. Probably one of the coolest miracles I've ever seen.
There was an amazing musical performance by the Mormon Choir of D.C. we went to for Easter in our chapel. We also got to go to the Visitors Center. There was a show called Savior of the World that we took one of our investigators to; unfortunately, there were not enough seats, so no missionaries were allowed to watch it. Fortunately, our investigator really liked it and had a powerful experience, while we got to watch Meet the Mormons instead. This week was full of mini miracles.
Today we went to DC to see the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was beautiful and we had a great time, but right as we were headed to the metro station to go home, we found out that there was a shooting at the Capital building. We are so blessed to have left DC safely and to not have been near the Capitol building.
I am so excited for General Conference this weekend and for all the other miracles we will see!
Love you, Hermana Peabody
Ashley is still doing so well. Her dad can't believe all the amazing things she has done on her mission and he is so proud of her. It's so neat to see the changes and progress our daughter has made in such a short time. We are happy for the wonderful experiences she has had in serving others, but are also so grateful that the Lord has blessed her with wonderful friends for life--both in her companions she has served with and also those whom she has served. These too are some great miracles indeed!