This week I turned 6 months!! yay I am so big! I have experienced so many blessings on the mission and have experienced so many wonderfully funny things. This week we had a good time with the sick missionaries, new investigators, and people who are experiencing the “Change of heart” that the prophet Alma talked about.
First off we had a few missionaries this week call “with a fever.” One of them told us he had a temperature of 102.5* which he ‘checked twice’ but then I called and his companion told me “Yes, hermana, his fever is very high.” “But what does the thermometer say, Elder?” “Oh, well I have just been checking with my hand, but trust me I know what 102.5 feels like.” I didn’t know whether to laugh or reprimand him or what, but luckily they found a thermometer and it measured about 101*. I guess they were pretty close….
Also in our ward we started this week putting on English Classes for everyone who wants to come. It is a great way to give service and also find new people to teach. My district leader, Elder Bentley, was teaching the days of the week and months of the year. Lets just say it was pretty funny to see him (he’s been out about 20 months) struggle with the spelling of February and Wednesday. It’s always fun when the gringos start forgetting how to speak English too.
I also had the most powerful and happy lesson of my mission this week. It was with the Basantes Family. We have been teaching them for about a month , but they’ve only come to church once. We keep pushing back their bap´tismal date and I was starting to lose hope a little bit. However, after a week of not visiting them we got to have a lesson about the atonement of Christ. My companion and I shared our testimonies of him and how much his suffering means to us. After, brother Basantes shared with us that he has been thinking a lot this week and has felt like all we’ve been teaching is true. Not only that but he has had a “hunger” to read the scriptures and go to church and get baptized. His wife says she feels the same. I just about cried and we talked about goals to get them to church. We are praying lots for them and know that this is the converting power of the Holy Ghost.
I love the Gospel!!!