Well hey there! I "moustache" you a question!
How ya'll doing because we are doing AMAZING!
So we were teaching one of the old hermanas investigators- we were meeting him for the very first time and were just chatting outside, when walks past this woman who yells, "come to my house!" "uh, okay hermana, but where do you live?" "he knows!" pointing to a member who had been kind enough to leave with us. We go on teaching. Then she come back from buying tortillas and says, "It wasn´t a suggestion, I mean now!"
We had just ended with a prayer and went to Lucia´s house, the sassiest grandma I´ve ever met! Her grandkids were baptized and active but now live in the states (completely normal) and she wanted to get baptized before but couldn´t because something with the marriage papers. It was so incredible because we almost never go in that part of the area and the boy we were contacting is there all day so we felt so grateful that we felt we should go there!
Next up... Justin!
We met him in the street our first night here. He later told us that he was only out and about because it was raining and he was bringing his little 3 year old Carmen home because he didn´t want her to walk home in the rain. And then the hermanas just randomly yelled at him! Yay for random yelling! He is super positive- loves reading the Book of Mormon and has always had really positive interactions with the church before.
He also went to church on Sunday! (I just want everyone to see that he is wearing a button up shirt and tie. And Carmen looked like a little princess) So much happiness! He isn´t perfect- he goes out drinking sometimes with his friends but he said, "I´m too old for just fooling around and wasting my time. I have to do this for God and my daughter" He is awesome and we love him so much! :)
We were also blessed to go to the temple this week! On Thursday about 50 members from the ward (adults, youth, ninos, everyone!) met at the church at 4 in the morning. A lovely family we are teaching (the kids are members, the husband doesn´t want to get baptized.... yet ;) ) were already there, Sunday clothes and all. The 4 hour bus ride is always long but you seem to forget about it once you can just be there, feeling so much love! We were also able to go in so we just felt so happy and really grateful for those added blessings.
The same family (Familia Paredes- Marvin, Panchi, Alejandra, y Alfonso) gave us dinner last night and we invited the other hermanas too.
I think more than anything we were blessed this week to see the hand of God in our life. We just came home at the end of each day feeling so full of gratitude because with God we were able to accomplish great things! I feel so grateful to be here and every day I am reminded of the WHY I am here in Honduras, not in another part of the world and just truly looking for these people that need the gospel!
We also had all the hermanas that we are in charge of come over for a combined p-day. It was so fun! We ate crepes (everyone brought a topping) and had a white elephant gift exchange. Latinos don´t do it here, so it was fun to explain it to everyone and see what they brought!
Yes, Hermana Aranda and I both got Pepto Bismal :)
All in all, we are doing great! Loving the work and loving life here. I hope all of you are doing so wonderful and remembering how loving and merciful our Heavenly father is!
Love you all SO MUCH!