August 31, 2009
Como anda familia? Mom, thanks for your email. Yes I do read my patriarchal blessings often because I am hoping that those blessings will someday appear. Haha, I guess I need to seek them. I got your package today from Matias and he said that I have the most beautiful family... and I agree!!
THank you so much for everything, we are going to make cookies and fruit pizza with the cookie mixes. My companion almost died when I gave her the shirt. SHe told me she is going to kiss my mom and thousand times if she ever meets you, I told her I would do the same if I could see my mom and dad and family.
THe weather has been amazing this week. I want it to stay like this and not get any hotter. It is spring and all the trees are blooming. THis morning was amazing, we were able to walk to the beach, which is only 5 blocks from our house and run along the beach. Well, I did while my companion watched..hehe. It is sofunny we are such opposites in so many ways, but it all works out. She doesn't like sports, is majoring in chemistry, is dramatic, and has a short temper.It just makes me laugh sometimes. Anyways, I ran along the beach in perfect weather and watched the sun rise.
This week we found some really good investigators that are moving along. One lady is named Sylvia and her boyfriend is a member. She told us she is a strong catholic and she was confused with the feeling she felt in our church and in our discussions. She described it as an urge to start crying, but we all know what she is feeling. She is really sweet. WE are also teaching a cute old man, ps, the old men here are even cuter than in the US and there are more of them!! He will probably be baptized on the 13th. Also we found a family!!!! THe mom and her 4 children are really interested but it won't be an easy road. I love teaching families though. It is so powerful when they can read and pray together. Jessica has yet to be confirmed but she said Atonio has been better this week. We have had interesting things happening in our ward. Many people are being offended, and sometimes it is really frustrating especially when we bring investigators. But we have already seen a change since we came to the ward. WE have lunch planned with members this whole week, and that is unheard of for Pompeya!!
Last night we had an interesting experience. We went to go visit an older member who is alone and was feeling sick. She didn't look to good and we felt we needed to take her to get checked. SHe didn't want to but we took her anyway. After 3 hours of testing and waiting we found out she has a bad case of pnemonia and has to stay in the hospital for a while. People can only visit her if they are wearing masks and she is on oxygen 24-7. So today we were also running around doing all the paper work for her medical stuff and we are exhausted. But really she has nobody!!!! I don't know what she did before she was a member. It is amazing the support this church provides. Her name is Amelia and she loves her dogs. Everyone has dogs here and love them more than there kids sometimes. THe first thing she said when they told her she was sick and had to stay in the hospital was: Mis perros!! she was so worried about her dogs, wow!!
The work is moving along and everyday I am more grateful for your support and the way I have been raised.
Love you lots, cuidense