This week was full of adventures!!
So I´m sure you´ve all heard those old mission stories that seem all too extraordinary to believe, and you think to yourself, no way it happened like that! Maybe in all of the retelling, the fish got bigger and bigger, Nope it was just that big : )
Yolanda is a HUGE miracle! I really truly cannot believe how prepared she is. I feel so blessed and loved to be part of her story! This week she got to go to church with us! We walked by her house to go all together, and she was wearing a skirt and everything! When we got to the church building, at least three people ran up and started talking to her like they were old friends.,., as it turns out the were : ) At the end of church, she told us that she felt as if she wasn’t learning anything new, just remembering something she had always know but had been stored away. She said that she felt so special- like she had been preparing all her life to learn these things. And that she felt like she was just waking up : ) She also told us that she smokes (we didn’t know this before), but she decided to stop (she said she’s tried this before more times then she could count)... but this time... she did stop... what?!?! We haven’t even talked about how she needs to stop smoking to get baptized!
O MY GOODNESS! Christ lives, he loves us and if we are willing to act he prepares us! He doesn´t just choses to prepare his favorite children, he prepares us and blesses us according to our willingness to act : ) Yolanda was just SUPER willing to follow whereever He leads : )
Aaaaand, we have spiders . . . we’re talking big ones that like to bite people... well we’ve had them for a while now but they don’t really bothers us. That’s what Raid is for, right? Last night we found a big one by the door, and as we were getting ready for bed my companion jokingly asked me what I would do if she got bit. I started to laugh, but stopped short when I saw another spider right above her bed! Da, da, da, daaaaaa! While we were spraying more than enough Raid, it FELL.... into her bed!! We searched and searched, but could not find it . . .untiiiiiiil we checked behind the poster I had stuck on her wall that said ´Le quiero´ (hahaha saved her life with love : ) ) We sprayed more Raid, and then moved the beds away from the wall. As I was meditating how much I didn’t want to die in Chile, I found a scripture that gave me a little peace.
Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds (and webs) are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man (or spiders) can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever. (Doctrine and Covenants 122:9)
I felt better, but not convinced, so I opened the scriptures again and found,
Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? (Doctrine and Covenants 6:23)
No joke, I just opened them up : ) Wow, God knows us so well and cares about us : ) We decided the spiders must be a trail of faith and if God tamed the Lions for Daniel, he can keep away the spiders from two missionaries! But I’m sure you can guess who was the fist person I called in the morning ; ) The office is fixing up everything now : )
Sed de buen animo!
PS. One picture is of us and Yolanda : ), the next is of our group of Sisters, and the last is of the Peruvian lunch we made today with the sisters from are group because half of them are from Peru : ) WAY yummy : )