We had a REALLY great week here in Xona!!
We had a zone conference this Wednesday, and we learned a lot!! We talked a lot about working with the members. Working with members is ESSENTIAL to missionary work. We also talked about the story of Nephi building the ship in 1 Nephi 17 & 18. We talked about how all of us have to be doing our part, being obedient, fo the ship to be built. Our mission has a monthly goal of 100 baptisms. We haven’t reached it yet (we’re usually in the 60’s), but the conference was really motivating and we are all doing our part to be able to reach that goal!
(mi hija 🙂
Also funny thing that happened the day of the conference… in the morning before leaving the house, I ironed my skirt and burnt a hole in it…. yep. I burnt it. But I didn’t have time to iron another one, so I just grabbed a safety pin and tried to pin it so you couldn’t see the hole. Then, at the end of the conference, they gave us food. All the food was on a table and I was standing at the end. Idk what happened, but one of the legs on the table broke, and all the food came hurtling towards me. There was a bowl of Jalapeños in vinegar, and of course, ALL of the jalapeños splashed on me. The vinegar got all in my shoes and over my skirt, and now they all smell like jalapeño hahaha. that’s what happens when you live in Mexico.
So we really had a great week. We found a ton of investigators who are really great. We have been teaching an older couple for a while, and this week their daughter moved in with them with her two daughters. The daughter’s name is Noemi. Noemi’s sister is a member of the church, so Noemi and her daughters had already attended church 4 times in Mexico City. They accepted a baptismal date, and they came to church early and stayed the whole 3 hours! We are going to have a Family Home Evening tonight with them!
Xochitl (our golden investigator) is doing really well! If all goes as planned, she should be getting baptized August 26. She is super sweet and awesome!
The Fernandez Family is doing well. The 16 year old son finally got back from vacation. They like the church alot, especially the dad and the 2 daughters. It’s a little hard for the mom because sometimes she has to work on Sundays. So she hasn’t been able to attend church. Please pray specifically for her so that she can come to church the next two sundays so they can get baptized as a family!
We also had to give talks yesterday in church. We talked about missionary work, and it went really well. We then sang a medly of I hope they call me on a mission (it sounded kinda bad, but that doesn’t matter because everyone sings badly here) and then our mission president spoke. It went really well and we talked about how we can share the gospel with people and how to befriend and help investigators/less actives, ect.) We had a huge miracle because a ton of our investigators showed up at church! woohoo!!
Also, as you can note in the title, the season of chiles en nogada has arrived. I ate them last year at this time too. It’s a poblano pepper filled with a mixture of ground beef and fruit (peach, mango, apple, plantain) fried in egg and with a sauce (nogada) made with pecan, milk, cinnamon – it’s really sweet, topped with parsley and pomegranite. Pretty weird combination, but really good!! They’re really expensive and it takes a really long time to make them.
(Happy with my chile 🙂
That’s about all we have going on here!
Espero que tengan una buena semana!
Hermana Zutz 🙂