January 25, 2016Hello (:
This past weekend, since I last wrote, was good!
Firstly, we did an activity in our ward where we went to visit menos activos. Ironically, a lot of the members that showed up to help us were menos activos... probably didn't want us to have to visit them (: One of our investigators even came to help us out! And it just so happened that one of the menos activos on the list that he had was his uncle! Unfortunately, his uncle passed away 9 years ago (part of the point of the activity was to clean the ward lists)... but it was pretty cool to discover that his uncle was a member of the church!
Also... we'd been "muriendo de frio" (dying of cold) but it's started to get warm again. These past couple weeks we've been bundling up with our tights and coats (I wore the coat I said I'd never wear here...) It hasn't even been that cold... maybe like 50 degrees, but that's freezing in comparison to the consistent 70-80 degrees that we have!
But we've been happy. We've found some cool people and we've put out a lot of goals for baptism. So hopefully some of these people will progress! We took a family to church yesterday and they were so happy because they have been so worried about their 13 year old son having good friends and he met so many nice kids and the amazing members here fellowshipped them so well and invited him to hang out with them and play soccer tomorrow!!! Ahhh if the missionaries bring people to church in our home ward, don't forget to fellowship them! Seriously, it makes all the difference. If people feel comfortable and happy, they can feel the spirit way better than if they feel lonely. But after that the dad told us that they were going to be at church every 8 days ((: Weird Spanish thing that they do, "every 8 days" is the most common way to say weekly, and every 15 days is biweekly. Strange, huh?
I've started teaching English classes here! One thing that I like to do is sing a hymn or primary song in English. I really like English classes because they attract people that might say no to us initially, as well as to the invitation to come to church, and yet, once they are inside we pray and sing a hymn, which totally brings the spirit and gets them interested in the message we share.we sang "I Am a Child of God". I can't even describe how special it is to hear people sing that song. I appreciate the words of that song so much more now. I really have a testimony that we are all children of God. If we remember that always, it really changes how we treat people.
Love you all! Have a great week!