Tuesday, April 7, 2015

General Conference Weekend!

Excited for General Conference
Waiting for Conference to begin!
Happy Easter to all or as they say here Feliz Semana Santa o Feliz Pascua! Here is a weekend long of time to be with family, festivities and different misas. The culture is predominately catholic here, so there were lots of movies about Jesus on the TV Friday and Saturday, people in the streets with their palm fronds in processions singing, and even people doing reenactments in the streets of the last supper, and then of the betrayal of Jesus. I didn't have my camera to snap a pictures, but it was the first time I saw the plays and it was interesting! Viernes Santo were treated to a chifa or a Chinese restaurant by a member and it was good! (though my hearts still set on Panda Express on the states). Saturday we were super happy and excited to be able to hear and see conference. We didn't have any investigators in the Saturday sessions, but Sunday was awesome to have 5 different people listening and experiencing conference for the first time. 
Montez Family

Earlier in the week, Tuesday, we had a little ward activity in which we watched the new videos of the bible about the atonement of Jesus Christ and were able to have some of our new converts come. It was a great opportunity to remember a little bit about the importance of the season and then be able to play games afterwards.

Wednesday, my companion whipped out her talents and a member bought all the ingredients and she made Tacos. I did not realize how much this Californian Girl missed Mexican food, until my taste buds came into contact with the heavenly bundle of taco supremeness that my companion made. I just about cried. ah ha ha.
Sarita from Collique
The most exciting thing this week was having our five investigators in the church these week. one is the mother of a recent convert that we absolutely love and her son in the mission in Argentina. Shes been investigating the church for a while but hasn't felt the confidence or spiritual umph you could say to be baptized, and I hope that the conference helped her feel the spirit and awaken the desire to make a covenant with her heavenly father. Another joy was to have a young married couple with their newly born baby come to church and enjoy the second Sunday session. We have hopes for them to progress and it was the first time that they have attended a religious meeting in our church, and they said they liked it! So were hoping that they´ll get a testimony of the book of Mormon soon and accept to be baptized. There was another surprise as well. A member gave us a reference of a old investigator, we passed by, but he wasn't home. So we left a pamphlet and a note. Lo and behold, he shows up the the morning session of conference with the note, and later today we have an appointment with him, so were keeping our fingers crossed that maybe this time he´ll accept to be baptized.

I hope for everyone that it was a fun Easter season and that we can always apply the sacrifice of Jesus that this week represents in our lives.
Lunch with the zone
Con mucho amor,
Hermana Bowers

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