Is it Monday already?! Week 4 (Sorry my letters are so long)
Dinner!!! We ate dinner with Yvonne (who is getting baptized on SATURDAY!!!!) She made us a feast of Asian food. Soooo good. Asian ribs, chicken drumsticksin soy sauce or something, fruit, a vinegarette salad thing with just cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, rice vinegar? sugar, etc., egg rolls, chow mein noodles made in a wok, and we had this weird grape drink that was grape juice with whole skinless grapes. Good, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. Then of course, sugar cookies. I love her :)
THEN, ANOTHER MIRACLE: Anna answered her door!!!!!! She is an older mexican lady who was supposed to be baptized a while ago, but there was a big misunderstanding with the interview questions, etc. BUT we talked with her and she said she wants to be baptized as soon as she can! YAY!
FRIDAY: I'm so exhausted! Got up at 5:50ish. Drove to Benson to exchange with those sisters while the STL's (sister trainling leaders) went to MLC (mission leadership council) in Tucson. So I was in a trio for the day with Sister Daun and Sister Harrington. We did contacting and then service at a LA's(less active) home/farm. We fed and watered all of the animals. A few horses, cows, donkeys, llamas, goats, and pigs. I've discovered that cows are scary up close. But they're soft :)
SATURDAY: HALLOWEEN! I have absolutely no clothes that even look like halloween. Sad day. BUT we went with Yvonne to support her at her baptismal interview and it went well!!!!! She has been bawling tears of joy for days. I'm so proud of her. There were a couple of concerns of hers, and we said they were okay but called President to be sure, and he said that she was all good to go and that it is good that she is making sure of things first. Some people don't do that.Many miracles and blessings in this whole process.
We had another appt. with Anna and she brought her member friend who ONLY spoke Spanish. That was interesting.
The trunk or treat for Hereford ward was fun! Lots of funny and creative costumes. 3 little boys dressed as the three amigos and had awesome costumes. I'll attach a picture and video of them haha. We didn't get much candy, instead we weekly planned.
FAST SUNDAY: Awesome fast and testimony meetings today! 5 hours of church, and all of them were wonderful :) Brother Drake bore his testimony in Sierra Vista 2nd Ward. Man, his faith in unshaken. He bore an intense testimony which brought him to tears. Seriously, he could be an apostle. He fits the description perfectly. He teaches Gospel Principles and is a fantastic teacher.
Met with Chyenne, helped her with her YW (Young Women) in Excellence project about her baptism.
We ate with the Rawlings' last minute because of a change in plans. One of the things we had was... TILAPIA. FISH. (You know how much I love fish..... not) but I was so grateful to them for feeding us that night, and I decided I would eat it and be grateful, and not think about the fact that I was eating fish, and IT WASN'T BAD! It didn't taste as "fishy" as others I have had. I didn't die, and it all turned out okay. Everything tasted good. :)
That night we had another last minute lesson with Anna and we finally set a baptism date with her for November 21st :D So excited.
Well, that was my week. I'm sorry it's so long. I hope you all like to read. I just love my mission. "If ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to the work". I'm still working on memorizing the Standard of Truth and D&C 4. I had to lead it in District meeting. That was embarrassing.
I will send another email with pictures! I love you all and keep you in my prayers! Have a great week!
(We're having trouble getting her photos to come over so we can't post them yet. Here is the video that did come over.)