happened! First, on Cinco de Mayo, we went to Cafe Rio after our "half
mission conference." The conference was so good, we talked about the
story in the Bible about Nehemiah and building the wall. We related
the story to our mission and it's awesome, Nehemiah was very BOLD and
even though so many people tried to get him to stop or lose focus from
building the wall, his response was "I'm doing a great work, so I
cannot come down." He didn't let anything get in his way from doing
the work, and the wall was rebuilt in 52 days!!! So we learned all
about being bold in prayer, being bold in invitations, bold in using
the scriptures, bold in being obedient, bold in following the spirit,
and basically being bold in everything. Wow, President Riggs is so
I hit my 4 month mark, so that was crazy! That day was super
funny! We just walked out of a dinner appointment with a member and
the ice cream truck was driving by. Just as we got to our car, the ice
cream truck driver stopped and asked (in Spanish) if we spoke Spanish.
We said yes, and THEN he asked if he could have a Book of Mormon!!!
Haha, we said yes and gave him one. It turns out that he is a member,
but he lives out of our mission and he didn't have a copy of the Book
of Mormon. Only after we left did we think we should have traded the
book for some ice cream because it's getting soooooo hot!!
We had a Mother's Day party on Saturday and it was so fun! We
(the missionaries) had to sing again, we are apparently the ward
choir, and it was pretty bad especially since we heard the song for
the first time the day before! Other than that, everything went well,
there was food, music and dancing, oh man it is so hard not dancing!!!
The music they play just makes you want to move, and all the
missionaries were just dying! It was pretty funny to see some of our
favorite members dance though.
Right after we Skyped on Sunday, we left Hna Colina's house and
started walking to our car. On the sidewalk was a little girl
unsupervised with a shirt and diaper on with no shoes running towards
us! We tried to talk to her as she got closer, but she just ran right
past us, saying (in two year old language) that she was going to her
friend Rachel's house! We followed her for a little bit, because
obviously she was lost, and it's a good thing we did because she
almost ran into the street! We stopped her and started walking with
her back the way she came from. Soon enough her worried dad saw us and got her. Funny enough, his wife is an inactive member and the English
missionaries come over every once and a while. He asked if he could
pay us, but we just said to listen to what the missionaries have to
say. He was glad that God put us there just at the right time.
Right after church we had a baptism! (Unfortunately none of our
investigators came) Idalia, a 14 year old girl that the other Hermanas
have been teaching finally got baptized! She is so adorable and she
looked soooo happy! Because she had been investigating for a while, a
lot of missionaries had taught her, so they got to come and see it
too. The there were 11 Hermanas there! Hna Petit was in a trio with
Hna Tate, so she was there too. Hna Petit and I took a picture with
Hna Moberly on Mother's Day because she is our mission mom!
Transfers are soon and we think that Hna Moberly will finally
become a sister training leader, we think that I will stay here and
lead the area. And I'm okay with that, as long as I'm not training,
I'll be ok ;)
Yep, that was my week, this next one is going to be even more
Its always great to hear from Ashley. These were details we didn't really discuss on our Mother's Day Skype, so it's good to get the details. A friend from Park City, Annie Orr, was also called to the same mission and Ashley is excited to see her when she arrives this upcoming Wednesday! So great to see and hear that she loves the work!