My trainee is named Corey Clifford. His Spanish is pretty good for a trainee. Like way better than mine was for sure. He worries like I used to, he looks lost all the time as well. It is kinda funny. He is eager to learn and does pretty well in lessons. It is weird trying to put my shoes in Elder Fife's shoes. It is easy to be patient with him because he is just learning. He likes following me around everywhere... I get it- cause we have to follow each other 24-7 anyway haha
We visited Sister Flores this week as we usually do. She is such a good member missionary. She said that since she was eight she always wanted to preach the gospel. She tries her best to go to the temple. She does what she can to invite her Catholic family to listen to the missionaries. She shared her testimony to us tonight of being blessed with a happy family. That is all she ever wanted. I was touched at her sincerity of this statement. She never had much growing up, sometimes not even sufficient food, but she had the gospel of Christ. We set up an FHE on Monday night with her. We are going to invite Luis and Valerie, and she will try to invite Chela, her sister in-law. We visited the Colecios too. We taught about fasting, and then moved onto the topic of patriarchal blessings. We talked a little about revelation, and then she brought up some dreams she had dreamed that came to pass. She has a gift of God for sure.
I translated in church on Sunday. It was rough! I still do not have enough of a vocab bank to do it super well. I am exercising my faith though as I do it, so I hope. Sunday we went to see Eddie but he was out visiting members of his church. We then decided to go see some youth named Marco who is 16, and his brothers Andy and Hector who are 14 and 12. The mom is Denise. She is so sweet. We were welcomed warmly, asked of we had eaten, and she that this was our house too. Her husband Miguel- who has a sick beard, is tall, and looks Russian, although he is Mexican- made some delicious gourmet steak and potatoes with green beans. He had to add corn tortillas in there too, obviously. We shared a video afterwards with the boys "su potencial, su privilegio" and got their comments on it. They are good guys. Very smart and well mannered.
After the conversation, Denise asked us why we wanted to come on a mission, and if we were forced to or not? I told her that I had always wanted to go on a mission. My dad would tell me bed time stories of his mission, and I wanted stories like that too. She expressed much support and desire to have her sons serve missions. We shared some of the things we learned on our missions. She does not want to force them, but knows it is best that they go. She is not a member of the church either! She has a passion for family history. She wants to do it super bad. This might be the way we get her into the church! It is pretty cool that today, Sister Bright expressed interest to feed us, and told us to find an investigator to bring to their house. We cannot eat with member unless there is a less active or investigator there. Brother Bright is good with family history and I believe he is actually the Consultant. Perfect match! Tonight we also shared the formerly stated video with Ricardo Javier, who we found a while back. Turns out he is moving to Florida. What made my day was that he cracked up at the video! Nobody I have shown that too has laughed so hard! We were able to lead that into a short discussion, and it was good!
I'm outta time, but stuff is going well!
|Dillon Douglas & Brayden|
|Saying goodbye to Elder Douglas|
|Say hello to Elder Clifford|