well this past week was really good!!! we have found some really amazing people and are really excited to teach them. there is this really awesome woman named Estella that has been in contact with missionaries before and loves the teachings of the gospel and wants to progress and improve her relationship with God. She is a really awesome and sincere woman and we are really excited to work with her.
we have run into quite a few people this week who are illiterate and can´t read or write. we are actually teaching a woman named Gloria right now that is illiterate and it has opened a whole new way of teaching for us, we really have to be simple and clear with what we say and teach. we had a really awesome experience with her when she prayed with us and she told us that she really had an overwhelming feeling of comfort and peace with her prayer. goes to show that the Spirit can touch all and testify of the truthfullness of the love of God.
Christina is going to have her baptism this coming Sunday before our steak, or several wards in one, conference. We had an awesome lesson with her this morning and she is very excited to be baptized, she prayed for us at the end that this week would go by fast because she is so excited. she continues to struggle with the death of her son, as i could only imagine, but is doing amazing on relying on the Lord for comfort and peace during this time.
i had my second interview with my mission president this week and it went really great!!! he asked me probably three times at the beginning if i was concerned with anything... i was almost forcing myself to try and think of anything, but i just said ummmmm no everytime, guess he just really likes to make sure that we are doing okay!!! he is such a great mission president, really strict but thats all the better, it really helps us to stay on track. oh and i did my whole interview in Spanish!!! haha last time i didnt say one word in spanish so i guess that is an improvement.
well i better go yall. i love you oh and of course i wanna leave ya with a little scripture!!! i found this during my study this morning when i was actually studying about taking upon us the name of Christ in baptism, it led me in a bit of a different direction for a while but i definitely needed to read this, amazing how that happens!!! its in 1 Peter 2:20 which reads, ¨for what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.¨ I love this so much, it is our trials in life that make us strong, that make us the people that we are sculpted into. we grow and learn from our trials in preparation to live with our Heavenly Father again some day. every trial will pass and we will be exhaulted on high if we endure them well.
I love you ever so so much and will be praying for you always. much love!!!! -jess