my week was pretty good i thought i was gonna be all trunky with the boys but i didnt hardly think about it at all so thats awesome. [Several of Sam's close friends returned from their missions this past week]. we had some really good lessons and found some new people to teach. it was pretty rainy and cold this weeek and it kinda shut the city down here everyone just kinda stays inside but doesnt want to let you in always hahha. i used my long sleeve white shirt for the first time since the mtc so that was a way cool different thing hahaha.
on tuesday we had another service project and we put this paste all over the walls of the home of some memberand it ate up most of our day. but service is always good and makes me feel like im doing a good thing for that person. but also four missionaries who havenever worked with paste or paint so the walls didnt turn out like the most beautiful things ever hahahah but its the heart and the action that counts not the result. also leticia got sick on tuesday so we did not get to meet with her all week and she wasnt able to get to church but we already have marked to see her this week so things are lookin up!!!
wednesday we met reginaldo who is super sick!! we were trying to contact some people and he invited us in to ask some questions and learn some more about the church. we taught him a super spiritual lesson and explained the restoration a little bit different to him as we followed the spirit and it was a super awesome lesson. im excited because he seems really interested and was truly listening and understanding when we taught him.
On thursday we had a really cool lesson with a recent convert carol. we were just following up on a reading with her when she began to ask questions about family history and the importance of geneology and i was able to talk and explain to her a ton about it. i may not have fufilled my role as family history counselor before my mission but i know how it works so it was aweosme to be able to explain it to her and challenge her to start doing hers so she can take some names to the temple.
friday we were walkin in the mud going to an appointment when this lady started asking what kind of religion we were and stopped us as we were walking pretty fast (may or may not have been late) and marked an appointment with her later in the day. Iraci has 13 children and has been bouncing around religions trying to find on that she really likes. she loved our message and has a lot of interest in the concept of eternal families.
this week was awesome because we were able to have some less active members go to church after we had been visiting them for awhile. rita wasnt able to go to church but we are still hoping that everything will go well for her baptism on saturday!! please keep her and leticia and iraci and aluis in your prayers!!
read a super sweet chapter in mosiah this week when abinadi quotes isiah idk how you spell it english is hard.
he is despised and rejected of men:a man of sorrows and aquainted with grief, and we hid as it were our faces from him: and he was despised and we esteemed him not... surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.. AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
Christ is my hero. I cant imagine how his life was or how much he loves us. he loves us so much that when we are hurt or sad we can be happy at his expense. the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is so real. Trust in him.
love you all