Ummmm.... yikes! I thought I wrote you the big letter!!! I’m so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had 7 investigators in church this Sunday, broke the record here in San Pedro :D Margaret, Carlos, and mini Margaretha, Carlos's daughter from his first marriage. This week we met with Rodrigo, Natalya and Diego!!! Whoohoo! That is who we are teaching this week :D plus a few others :D Margaret prebooked a time to get married this Friday, she wants me and Ricagno as her witnesses but I’m still waiting for my carnet (license) so it’ll be Ricagno and Charlize(her 20yr old son) as her witnesses, and she wants to be baptized sat at 8pm. I hope it works out! We’re going to light a fire under Carlos this week so he will marry her, they’ve been together for 23 years, its time. We’ve been teaching Carlos and he introduced us to his daughter who’s having a rough time with drugs. On Saturday I told Carlos to write down a question, not to tell anyone what it was, bring it to church, and the question would be answered. I told him that would be his answer to whether this church really is the only true church. He needs to marry Margaret on Friday, and be baptized himself. He did it, and after church he just said, I got my answer, I’ll talk to you guys about it later. He asked lots of questions about the priesthood. :D mini Margaretha just needs to turn 8, in May so she can be baptized as well.
We’re teaching Nat and Diego tonight in noche de hogar (FHE), with some cool young members. They both know the church is true, Diego just needs to feel ready for baptism. I’m like "you’ll never be ready 100% just take the leap of faith boy!" Either this Saturday, or the 6th of February are the dates they have for baptism.
Rodrigo we met this week in a street contact, went to visit him and both of us almost turned and ran. He was super scary!!! But near the end of the lesson, I don’t remember what we said or asked but he opened right up and told us how he lost his girlfriend to cancer in 2001, and how he had major depression and stuff! It all made sense and we taught awesomely and he accepted the 13th of February for baptism. He wants to start completely fresh, erase the past, and have the spirit to guide him the rest of his life! We came back to teach him with a member 2 days later and he told us how he felt the difference in the last two days reading the Book of Mormon and he wanted to come to church. Usually he doesn’t leave his house. :D We're going back tomorrow with another member, members are like magic.
This morning we dressed up :D we found pipe cleaners and I was gifted wings during white elephant Christmas exchange. :D
Love the stache!
Yesterday we had a delicious meal for lunch. I was super concerned the meat was horse because it had a weird texture, but its ok, Hna Ricagno asked some well worded, innocent questions and we discovered it was beef, phew! It was delicious it had flavor!!!!! Yummo!!! Completos or the guacamole hot dogs are my favorite! After 9:30 the other night we called out for sandwiches, and they were yummy! We were so hungry! I dream of your cooking!
Thank you so much for teaching me, guiding me, walking beside me, listening to me, for giving me books, hugs, an aggressive way of expressing affection, and everything!!! Hermana Ricagno le mando un besito. I’m going to have my first interview with the president this week on Thursday :D It’s funny because I see him and Hermana Bluth all the time :D I’m more excited for cookies than visiting with the president!
Hermana Ingrid cooked enchiladas, Hna Ricagno never had them before and loved them!!!
Picture Magaretha drew for Shay
Studying King Benjamin