NOCHE DE HOGAR! Aka family home evening. We had one as a ward this week and invented recent converts, less actives and 'gators. And you know what? It was a blast! We had a small lesson, ate some Latino food (of course) and played some fun games. The whole time in my head I was thinking about how much I love these people. Their culture. Their silly games. THEIR FOOD. But what I love most is how much they love people, it's unreal. It was just one of those nights where you go home feeling absolutely wonderful and grateful for everything.
We sweated this week. A lot. Before my mission I couldn't imagine what humid hot feels like and now I can't remember what dry hot feels like? The worst is talking to people and just feeling that single drip running down your back, probably my least favorite feeling in the world.
We set a date with our friend Camilo this week!!! He is this 20 year old from Colombian and he is so ready! His best friend is in our ward is also the owner of the indoor soccer place... Can this ward be any better? The work here is really starting to boom. They called a new ward mission leader this past week and there's just this new excitement in the ward. Is da best.... Hahaha Nacho Libre will never be the same again after serving Spanish speaking.
Mariana. Remember her? The spunky old lady who was baptized when I was here in February well... She kinda fell off the face of the earth for awhile and had stopped going to church..... Yeah I was only slightly depressed to hear that. We have started going over and reteaching her it just doesn't seem like she has a firm testimony that this is the ONLY TRUE church. Yeah, we'll be working on that this week.
Grubs and I were waiting to have a correlation meeting at the chapel this week and we were sitting on the ground updating the ipads when all of a sudden these two brothers (as in brothers of the church) walk by and one of them stops and says, "wait to you feel that? it's like we just a hit a wall of the spirit....oh no it's just the sisters." Ok ok it was super cheesy, but it made me think of two things: 1. My own father... miss those cheesy "annoying" things. 2. The Spirit we carry as missionaries is so powerful and sometimes I forget that. We were at a lesson last night with members and a former investigator who was having a rough day. We get there and share a video and verse with her from the Book of Mormon and it was exactly what she needed. Afterwards the member asked, "How do you sisters always have the right video and things to share?"............ IT'S THE SPIRIT.
We teach English every Tuesday in this non-member home, she invites like the whole street and afterwards we are always fed the most delicious mexican food. This weeks dish---- cerviche con camarones. Hands down best cerviche I have had in my life. Los Tacos is going to be seeing me everyday when I get home.
Other than that, this week seemed like light years long and not nearly as exciting as it should have been, but nevertheless it was wonderful.
ps. we celebrated.