Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

hey there-

well ill give ya a little update of my week... cant say that proselyting was really succesful this week but wow the blessings that we received were far greater than anything we could have hoped for. but to start off i have to give you some great bike stories from the week. my comp had her first two nasty spills on the bike this week. the roads are all dirt so she slipped out a couple of times, once was in front of an almacen and the people inside were dying laughing, and really i couldnt help it either, it was really funny. but she was good and in good spirits, just a few cuts and bruises. the best part was on thursday, we were tracting all day until we had three appts the last three hours of our day and my comps tire popped, completely, so we took it to a bicicleteria. he said it wouldnt be ready until the morning and we were on the complete opposite side of our area, about three miles away from our appt and with about 10 minutes to spare before the appt. so we started walking and i knew we would be way late, so my comp jumped on the bike.... and i ran alongside her, i cant imagine how hillerious we looked. running in a skirt and, my tracting shoes, made me laugh the whole way. with our last appt we were going to be late getting home so again, i ran home. haha all my years of running built up to this point i guess haha.

well i can say that we are teaching really two of the most amazing people ever. Flor and Richard. cant express just how much i love them and how amazed i am by them every lesson we have. Richard has a completely new aura, he actually looks happy and has changed so much since the first time we met him. in one of our charlas this week he started out by telling us that he knew the scriptures were true, and in the following one that he wanted to be baptized, before we even said anything. he told that he feels that the hole that he has had is being filled with his new found relationship with the Savior and our heavenly Father. he has been diligently praying and reading everything we leave with him. its amazing the trust that he has in the Lord. He came to church yesterday!!!! even was dressed in a suit and tie.... and just minutes after he showed up came Flor. she is simply amazing. one of my new Uruguayan mamas (she told my comp and i that she is going to make us skirts!!!). we left her with a chapter to read in the scriptures and when we came back for another lesson a couple of days later, she had read more than 10 chapters and loves reading the scriptures. she told us that she wants to make sure that this is a permanent change in her life, she isnt just going to make a commitment and then leave. wow it was so rewarding to FINALLY see some the fruits of our work here, cant tell you how happy it makes me to see that these two amazing people are accepting Christ in their lives. i havent met anyone like them since i have been here, my comp said the same and she has more time than me so its a rare occasion and we feel really blessed to know them and have the chance to teach them about the gospel.

well one other thing. there was a woman from the states in church yesterday that really doesnt speak spanish... so guess what... i had to translate for her!!!!! i really had no idea i could do it, but all went pretty well. she actually has lived here for 17 years but doesnt know spanish, i am not sure how, but i dont think she goes out much. so ya, i guess i finally realized that i can speak spanish weeeeeeee, still am confused sometimes but it is still coming.

well ill leave ya with a little scripture tha i love and have read literally countless times, but it took on a new meaning to me this week. i got a letter from my friend and he told me that we are the ones that put limits on ourselves in the mission, if we trust in the Lord anything is possible. a few days later i read this scripture and it all clicked. ¨whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him, and this is a promise unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.¨ ............. made me think, with faith the possibilites are limitless, but faith is a choice. if we ask God with faith, believing that we will receive, he will give unto us abundantly.

well i love you, i hope that you are doing so well and look forward to hearing from you next week. we have changes on tuesday next week so that is when i will be writing you...... im a bit nervous to see what changes will bring but all is well. i llllllllllllllooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!! -jess

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