Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Letter 21 - Familia!
Hola mi familia! Como estan?
I hope all is super well with you guys!
On Tuesday we were teaching Barbara a lesson, and hermana Jaky was there. The entire time her daughter, Crystel was crying because she had a stomach ache. Hermana Jaky asked us to call the Elders to give her a blessing. So the elders came and gave this two year old a blessing and she stopped crying immediately after and started playing. I have such a strong testimony of the Preisthood. It is so real and we are so blessed to have it in our family.
On Wednesday morning we went to the house of Gabriela. She is one of our investigators. I love her a lot.. she is a single mom with three kids and I cant tell if she is really interested in our message or if she just likes having the company. We went to her house and basically told her that we are here to baptize her and that if she wants to keep meeting with us she needs to keep our commitments. We then shared a video about Jesus Christ and bore our testimonies about how really this is our invitation... come unto Christ.
On Friday we went to a menos activos house with the Elders. The Elders brought stuff to make smores. It was SUPER good! haha All of the latinos were like cavemen! They had never had smores before and were really entreagued jaja! Then in the night we taught Jorge. The husband of Jaky. We taught him The Restoration. We asked him to pray to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet and he said no. It is super frustrating! We cant continue teaching him if he is not going to keep our commitments!
Then on Saturday we went to Xela with Barbara for lunch because it was the day of her baptism! I like to take converts to Lunch the day of their baptism! We went to Subway! It was super good! Then in the afternoon we went to the Temple with Sofia, the daughter of Gabriela. We were super frustrated because Gabriela said she was going to meet us there because she was already in Xela. But, she didnt show up. Then we went to the Church for the baptism of Barbara! It was super great! I sang Soy un Hijo de Dios! She had to be baptized three times because her hand kept popping out of the water!
Then Sunday she was confirmed! Elder Shoemaker confirmed her! He did a great job! I think he was a little embarrassed about his spanish.. but, really, the spirit took over and it was wonderful! Then in the afternoon we were street contacting and knocking doors. We knocked on one door and were talking to this girl and out of no where her mom came running out of the other room yelling at us to leave. I said Hola Hermana! and she just yelled I am not your sister! and slammed the door it was really sad! Then we went to Barbaras house in the night and her uncle had hit her because he said that he is mad at her for being baptized! He said that her mom in the United States is mad too! Barbara lied to us because she said her mom is a member of the church and that she had talked to her mom before. Her grandma came to her baptism and Jaky said that she had talked to the mom before and her mom was on board with it. So, hopefully. Also, There are still problems with Jaky and Jorge. What the heck! I am so angry! Satan is just super mad at Jaky and Barbara for making a good choice!
I love you guys so much!
Hermana Natalie Paige Bullough