Hey everyone! Sorry I didn´t write last week! Time got the best of me. Wow, what a whirlwind! I have so much to tell you!
First of all, Cristbal came back!! Do you remember when I told you about that investigator who was 14 years old and was angry because the Sisters had changed his baptism date?? Ya, so he walked into our sacrament meeting (first part the our weekly worship services), and I almost died of shock!! Really, my comp had just told me a couple of days before about a dream she had had that Cristobal was investigating the church again and was super happy. We shrugged it off thinking it was impossible... Miracles really do happen, because her dream has come true! Thanks to TONS of help from the members here. During all of this time, when he didn´t want to meet with us, they have been calling him, inviting him to their parties and church each Sunday. He is preparing to be baptized this Sunday. I really truly can´t believe it either. He has shown lot of humility by coming back to church, and we have seen lots more changes in him. He is a faithful searcher of Truth. True, he is still a 14 year old boy and needs help, but I realized that what he really needs is to feel that he is loved. That is really what we all need. Please keep him in your prayers this week!!
Yolanda update!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKIN´ love Yolanda : ) Really, she is the best!! She is progressing like crazy, her new favorite book is Jesus the Christ, and she loves reading the Book of Mormon and General Conference talks! Her husband, Juan, is going to get baptized with her on the 9th!! We stopped by yesterday and talked for a minute, while Yolanda was frying Papas Rellenas, and he told us that we radiate peace : ) The best part is he used the frying as an example, “it’s kind of like how you can smell the food frying from all over the house... but with peace.¨ hahahahaha Yolanda scolded him and telling us that we do not smell like fried food : ) ALSO, her father, Juan, who was a little (or a lot) closed off, wants to come with us to church too!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!! Life is Good!!
A funny side note: Yolanda lives with her husband (Juan), her father (Juan), and her son (Juan). Her father is going to have a baby with his girlfriend, and guess what they are going to name him.... Juan : ) )
I feel like I have worked and prayed and fasted for these blessings all of my mission!! I just feel happy to be a tool in God´s hands and pray that I never loose my faith or hope in this great work!
Please keep Cristobal, Yolanda, and the 4 Juans in your prayers this week : )
SED DE BUEN ANIMO!!
PS. The first picture is of Yolanda, my companion (hna Van Cott) and Hna. Nuñez and Hna. Chavez, making cheese empenadas last Monday : ) YUM!! The next two pictures are of our adventure today in the hill of Saint Cristobal (a giant hill in the middle of Santiago) with Yolanda and Juaquin (a little boy she takes care of)