well, this tuesday was hermana galicia’s birthday!! She turned 21! We didn’t get to celebrate much on tuesday because we did intercambios, but we tried to celebrate it in the week! (At least I sang her "las mañanitas" at 6:30 AM)
(Birthday note up close)
In our district meeting, we also bought a cake to celebrate and surprised her. (Also it was the best cake I think I’ve eaten here in Mexico!)
(Ft. our zone leader, elder valenzuela)
So like I said, we had intercambios with Xonacatepec Tuesday, and I got to see Hermana Castro again! I stayed in Alamos and Hermana Stewart came with me (we arrived her in the mission together). It was a lot of fun, and we both learned a lot from eachother! Since I have little time in our area, I was really worried about getting lost, but thankfully I didn’t! (Well… I did get a little lost, but not too bad haha). We had a good day! (sorry I forgot to take pictures)
So about our investigators…
We have had some cool experiences! Luis Angel and Patricia are progressing well! They always get so excited when we teach them. Yesterday, we had a lesson with them about Baptism and the gift of the holy ghost! We told them that right now (since they haven’t been baptized), they can only feel the presence of the holy ghost at times (when we’re there teaching a lesson, when they read the BOM, or pray) but then it leaves, and that the Gift of the holy ghost is having his company always!! They got really excited and said "well we’re gonna read all the time so he can be with us!" and then when we got up to leave, Patricia said "don’t take the Holy Ghost with you!!" haha. The sad thing is is that Luis Angel failed some classes in school and his stepdad grounded him from coming to church. SERIOUSLY. Luis angel said that he cried a lot because he wanted to come to church, he told his stepdad "I’ll give you my phone, I won’t leave to go with my friends for an entire month, just let me go to church!" but his stepdad said no. he was going to get him "where it really hurts" so that he would make better grades. lets just say that when I heard that, i got suuuuuper mad and super sad. But as a missionary I’ve learned how to control that haha. There wasn’t really anything we could do. But like how does a parent ground someone from coming to church??? The thing is, his stepdad doesn’t really believe in God so for him it didn’t really matter. Oh well. We fasted yesterday so that the Lord would soften his heart and that he would let Luis Angel come to church.
we are also sad because this week we will start wearing skirts again 😥 I love pants seriously but we have to say goodbye. Also, its hard because the weather here is weird. It the morning and at night, it’s really cold, but during the day it gets super hot, so we never know what clothes to wear haha!
I hope you all have a good week 🙂