Hey, family and friends!The good news is... you guys are great and you all write me kind, inspiring, and news-filled emails, which I love! The bad news is... my emails get shorter and less interesting every week. Sorry!
Miracle of the week: Teresa! It was raining on Wednesday while we contacted. One lady opens her gate and invites us into her yard. As we start to talk, she didn`t seem that positive (she said she was evangelical), but since it was raining, we decided to share a message instead of just moving on. We learned as we asked questions that her husband had cheated on her and for that, she wasn`t all that excited about attending the evangelical church where they had been married. We shared a little more and invited her to church, and she accepted! After we explained how the meetings in the church are, she says, ¨Really, I´m shocked.¨ Oh dang, we were too earnest in pressuring her to come to church! But then she continues, ¨I feel this weird thing in my chest. It´s like joy, or peace. I have talked to missionaries from your church before, but I never thought much of it. Ever since you walked in, I`ve felt that you walk with the Lord, and that´s why I accepted your invitation to go to church.¨
Well, that just made my week! The sad part is that her father told her a bunch of lies about the church and her sister left her daughter there for Teresa to watch so she couldn´t come to church, but I know that she´s going to come next week! I could see in her eyes that it wasn´t just an excuse, she actually does want to go!
Funnies: It´s so different to have an American companion!!! The real problem is that we´ve been speaking too much English, and the sound of my voice changes in English. My Spanish voice is a little stronger and deeper, I think. It drives me crazy to hear the tone of my voice in English! I`m sorry if I never speak English again when I come home... hahaha.
So, we´re going to keep working hard this week! We have two baptisms lined up for this Saturday (possibly three), of Yobelis, José de Jesús, and Suleydi, all children of less-actives. But they`re cute and their parents are getting more friendly toward the church every day, so that´s the good part!
Trying hard to feel the Spirit always and let Him guide our actions instead of just the numbers!
I love you all! I am grateful for each of you and the influence you`ve had on my life!