But man oh man this week just flew by. I love being in the middle months of my mission. It's the best. No longer are you a greenie and you aren't trunky yet either, so you're just on fire Hermana Jacks and I just keep seeing miracle after miracle. I don't even know where to begin....
La familia Mejia. The oldest girl had a blast on trek a.k.a. our prayers were answered. We were a little worried because we knew that they were going to be walking a long way and it's been storming everyday here, but putting the weather conditions aside she said she loved it and even shared with us some of her spiritual experiences. We are going on a temple tour Friday night before the baptism and everyone is so excited, even their mom. Who hasn't been able to be baptized due to some issues, but we are working on them. They technically aren't in our area, but we are teaching them because they speak the Spanish, so their real ward actually is before us. We went yesterday to the ward they are supposed to go and translated for her, well they show up with 20 minutes left in sacrament. After their 3 hours were over Hna. Mejia told us they were going to stay for our sacrament because she knows that it's the most important part of the meetings. She is pretty much my favorite person on the planet. She keeps letting us know how much she knows that this is exactly what her and her daughters need and she has never felt so right about anything. After their baptisms we are going to start focusing on her again.
Let me just say the Lord and His timing are perfect. I have learned a lot of things since being on my mission such as having clean houses truly does invite the Spirit, sharing the gospel is not hard and how to cook rice and beans (ok I have also learned some other things), but I have strong testimony of the timing of it all. There is a cool miracle we saw this past week. We had an appointment scheduled with 2 potentials, but they never answered our phone calls or anything so we decided to just go over and see if they were home. Well, we get their and an older lady lets us know that they weren't home because they were out and about. We see that their next door neighbors are outside so we decided to go talk with the group of 4 or 5. They were Jehovah Witnesses. So yeah we spent a good while talking and bashing and talking some more with them and must have been there for a good 30 minutes when out walks our friend Wanda going to walk her dog. She said she had been sleeping and that she really wanted to have us share our message. Her other friend Diana was there and her dad had just passed away, so what did we share? The great plan of happiness. May seem just like a coincidence to ya'll, but I since my mission I don't believe in coincidences.
We were in Sunday school and our teacher who just got back from serving a mission awhile ago presented a question that really had me thinking. We were talking about how this time on earth is a time to become like our Savior Jesus Christ... she asked, "so how much like your Savior have you become?" I have been thinking about it a lot and I am more like my Savior than I have ever been, then I read about His life and ministry and think about how far I have got to go. This question doesn't just apply to my mission and how much I have become like my brother Jesus Christ, but for life in general.
Con amor siempre,Hermana Brooks
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