HAPPY 2017! 😱 can't believe that just happened. Haha. Well this week has been really good! We have had a lot of adventures and miracles!! I'm stoked to tell you all about them! 😁
So! It was an interesting day ! We had this gallon of milk from some Hermana and it was going to go bad. So I decided I didn't want to be wasteful... haha! So I drank THE WHOLE GALLON in 3.5 hours! Haha, but. I didn't get all of it at once... haha! I had like 3 swigs left before the milk baby couldn't grow anymore... I felt a million times better after that but then I just went back and finished the last little bit. Hah!! It was super gross but I will probably try it again sometime. Not for awhile though because.. yeah. 😂 so that was the first adventure!
Then we had a lesson with Blanca, our recent convert, and her daughter Julisa. She is 12 and has SOO many super deep questions! It's pretty crazy. But she just soaked in everything we were teaching, which was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then she started asking A TON about things pertaining to the Plan of Salvation! Which was really cool because we answered all of her questions! (Except the ones about aliens 😂) then we just invited her to be baptized and she said YAAS!! 😁 she set the 14th.. so we went with it. But then she didn't come to church this week so we had to push it back to my birthday. 😏 but it's super cool. She's so cute and wants so badly to learn. She has also been praying by herself and stuff. So it's super cool! That's the first miracle of the week!
Then! Another miracle! We went to see a Spanish 'gator. Her name is Virginia. We had gone to see her a few times and haven't really had a ton of progress with her. I think because before, they didn't really have like sit-down lessons. They more just shared a thought. Which is good if she isn't open to letting us in. But anyway, we just decided that it was gonna be do or die. So we would tell her that the message we have to share will bless her and her family's lives. And that it's how she can find true joy now and later. So that was the plan! She also speaks ZERO English. Soo... yeah. Haha Baum usually takes that on and I usually just smile and nod because I can understand a bunch of the conversation just can't really put sentences together too well. But it was cool. At the end, Baum looked at me to add something... haha. Welp. I just kinda opened my mouth to say something. And I just bore my testimony about baptism.. hah!! I really don't even remember what I said, just that baptism was important. It was awesome! We.. well, Baum... also invited her to be baptized and she said YES!!! 😱 SO that was cool!! No date yet. But she was interested in learning more, obviously! So that was a couple cool miracles!
Then! We had a lesson with our 'gator Blair. She is super timid and quiet. This was the first time I met her. But we hadn't seen her for a long time. So we found out that she is engaged. Their wedding is in 2018... 😳 we all know what that means... 😑 so! We will have to nip that in the bahookie if she is going to be baptized. But for now we will just keep teaching her, of course. 😊
Then!!! We had interviews with Pres and that was AMAZING! Ah! I just love my time with Pres. It's seriously also so uplifting and just the boost that I need every time! It's so great! And always improves my situation, especially this time. 😊 he told me that I probably won't be Spanish forever. He said probably in March, if we get more Spanish sisters I will be booted! He also said that he wanted us to go to a Spanish endowment session. It does have English subtitles and the verbiage will be in English so I was totally down! I don't care what language it's in I just wanna go! Haha. So that will be happening in a couple weeks. 😊
Our New Years was rather exciting.. hahah! So... we did service for this lady all morning and she made us waffles and took us to mickey-dees after we helped out. But then we went to tried to see people and stuff. I think that's when Virginia happened. But then we had dinner... Welp, if was definitely a new experience. When we started eating I was like "oh, okay. It's just pork or something." Welp... it probably wasn't. And I realized it when I started chewing... all I got was fatty squishiness... I gagged like 4 times.. since I couldn't really eat it with the spoon they gave us, I decided to just eat it with my fingers. Well, you see, I couldn't even do that, haha. But I noticed it had waves in it and when I pulled it apart all it was was cartilage.. it was at that point that I realized that it was tripe... I didn't/couldn't eat anymore after that. Haha. It was GROSS! Baum and I were both dying after. We came up with a sound that describes exactly what our stomachs feel when digesting authentic Latin food.