Tuesday, May 20, 2014

March 31, 2014

yayyyy we had a noche blanca!!!!!  oh my lanta it was a locura but it was sooo happy!!!

so the old couple are diegos parents.  his dad mariano finally accepted to be baptized and then when he was having his interview, we were talking with his mom and she accepted to have her interview after his and so she got baptized too!!!!  it was sooooo happy and i can totally see them getting sealed in a year!!!  and diego baptized his mom and it was soooo sweet!!! it took him like 3 times pero no importa. mariano had a lil pride issue and said that sons cant baptize dads so whatever.  but his testimony was so cute and he cried and it made me cry.  it was the first time i had ever seen him show any emotion!!  his countenance has changed completely!  i remember he used to scare me a lil and he would always talk about how his virgincita has done so many miracles... haha but now he´s in the verdad!!

our little family got baptized too!  jessica, her son adrian and pedro.  the other little black boy is juancito..... the craziest child i have ever seen.  it´s the worst in sacrament meeting.  i just pretend like we´re not the ones who brought him.. hahaha.  anyway.  they are all super happy too!  adran and pedro have been fellowshipped super well by the young men.  and they all said that they felt like something left them when they got baptized.  they ahve had suuuuper rough pasts so it´s been so happy to see the gospel bless their family.

the other little girl is natazha.  she´s 10 but is super sharp!!  she´s the most excited little girl i have ever seen in my life!  i wouldnt normally baptize a 10 year old girl without anyone in her family to support her but we talked to presidente and he said that in this case it was okay.  and i´ve felt good about it like it will all work out.  but her and her little sister are theeee cutest!!  they always run up to us and give us big hugs every time we go visit them.  and the older sister is going to be baptized this week after conference! yay!  the mom is going through a super rough time.  her husband is in jail and she has this other guy that always comes to visit and that makes her home hell, is what she says.  poor lady.  but i´ve already seen the gospel helping this cute family!  yay! happy!!

anyway.  so our week was basically getting all them ready for their baptisms.  and i got sick so we didnt have much time to find lots of new people.  but yesterday in church we trained all the members how to invite their firends to conference so we´re gong to have lots more new people to teach!! yay!

basically i just love teaching the gospel.  it makes me so happy!  i am so so so happy to be here helping these people here!  i feel like here in machala i have learned the most about the kind of missionary the lord wants me to be.  so it´s good.  things are good.

consejo is council.  like ward council.  but is with all the hna and zone leaders in all the zones in the mission.  yeah im still hna leader so i have to go every month.

happy birthday to grandpa and brenden!!!!!!  :D  i´m so jealous of all the birthday festivities..... hearing about that food made my mouth water.... i´m getting tired of the food here...  especially because its making me a gordita.

OH MY GOODNESS MOTHER.  you are so TRUNKY!!!!  i didnt think it was possible for a mother of a missionary to be trunkier than the actual missionary!!  hahahahaha!

know that i am just doing great and super happy to be here!  i love my savior and i love the gospel and i love ecuadoreans!!!  :)  and i love you all too!

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