On Tuesday after Mission Leadership Council we had our first exchanges with Sister Garza and Sister Wadsworth. It was a really great exchange, and those sisters are doing great work. I went with Sister Garza to their area, and Sister Wadsworth came to our area with Sister Perez. Sister Garza is working really hard on her English. Before being her Sister Training Leader, I had no idea that she didn't speak any English before her mission. She has probably come a long way. So that was good.
Our next exchanges were with Sister Asay and Sister Shupe on Friday after Zone Training Meeting. I stayed this time around with Sister Asay and Sister Perez went with Sister Shupe. I got to know Sister Asay a lot better, and we had a really great time. We were able to see several people, and found out that one of our referrals has actually probably already been baptized. We are going to talk to Bishop about finding her records. That was pretty neat.
Me and Sister Asay, one of our sisters, on exchanges
This coming week we will have exchanges with Sister Abon and Sister Kosoltrakul. Today they told us that a random guy showed up to church Sunday, and he has been reading the Book of Mormon. We are looking forward to hearing about this guy in the future.
As for us this week, we were able to meet several new people and set return appointments. One was a referral who had a big family!! The Spanish sisters received his info and quickly learned that he was not Spanish speaking. So they called us and we went by the next day. We talked to him briefly about the Book of Mormon, and set a return appointment. Mother's Day weekend was a little rough for trying to see people, but hopefully this week we are able to continue to teach these awesome new investigators.
Bruce wasn't able to attend church yesterday, but he sent us a text and said that he has been super busy with work this last week, and that his days off were Tuesday and Wednesday, so he wants us to stop by. That was a tender mercy, because he was never home when we went to see him this week. It restored my faith and Sister Perez too. We are going to see him and continue to help him learn the gospel.
We got a referral this week from the Redondo 2 sisters, and they told us that her daughter had met with missionaries about a year ago and she wanted them to come back. So we went and found the woman, and her niece and super cute little nephews. We just did some "how to begin
teaching" that time, but when we went back, we taught the restoration, and those kids knew a lot about the bible! They were hilarious the whole time. They said things like "God turns my tongue into a taco" and "Jesus was reborn and then he had a circle on his head" (referring
to the halos that Angels wear) and then the last one I remember "Angels have BIG wings, even if they are little" It was precious! It was at the end of the lesson when we started talking about baptism when her aunt told us that she was pretty sure she had been baptized when the kids lived with their mom in Utah. Like I said, we are going to find out about that this week.
I LOVED talking to you and hope then end of your school year goes well!! We are looking forward to a great week this week, and excited to find, teach and baptize!
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