So this week started off with us in my old area of Collique to play carnivals with another zone. it was taking some time so I started a game of mafia with the missionaries while we waited for the supplies to arrive. It was fun to try and explain and tell stories in Spanish, and we when we switched it up to play signs, almost everybody wanted to join in and it was super fun!
The week was a little hard when Wednesday we found one of our recent converts in a dire situation with her husband. She was unconscionable and we had to leave her weeping in the arms of her sister in law. It sounded like things had ended between the two of them. HOWEVER, two days later we passed by again and they were together! Things were better, and it was really good to hear that they had been reading their scriptures together and were trying to work things out and find solutions. Its was such a 180 from where we left them before that I was personally shocked in a very grateful way. I'm so grateful for this gospel and how it really does help us overcome whatever trial we may have in our way. This couple have a newborn baby and I shared with them that I can't think of anything better that they can do for her, than what they're doing to keep the commandments and have a home with the foundation of Christ and his gospel. It really helps me know what I want for my own family.
We also had great success this Sunday with our amazing bishop! he was out Saturday with his little 1 year old son in a stroller visiting the members we had mentioned in ward council. we passed by him 2 times while we were walking around for our appointments and it was just so inspiring to see him with his little boy trying to help his ward. Our bishop is really young (under 30) and on Sunday he helped us out a lot with interview with menos activos we brought to his office. part of the process to "rescue" a menos activo is a interview with the bishop. he was running around trying to get everything in order and then dedicated the time to have the interviews and we were ecstatic because we got THREE done, and the interview sometimes is the HARDEST part (coordinating everyone's time, and trying to get the people to have the desire to talk to the bishop). Also, we had a man named Renaildo assit for the first time, and he has a baptism date for the 7th of February. Renaildo had an accident in which both of his legs were broken and now after 5 years of surgery and therapy can walk with a cane, but he came to church, enjoyed it and we are super happy to see his progress. two more attendances of three hours and he can make a covenant with the lord through the waters of baptism!
I'm so grateful for each and everyone one of you and hope this January is winding up to be a good start of the new year of 2015!!!!!!!!