This week has been a week of miracles and pure craziness. I hope I have time to fill you in
on everything. If I can tell you guys anything it's that there is never a normal day in the
Yesterday was my first Sunday in the barrio (ward) and we had to go to all those fun missionary meetings in the morning, but they weren't really fun because the whole time
my head was pounding from the Spanish and problems that were being thrown across the room. Like any other ward, the new missionaries had to bare their testimonies and I crushed it! Wish you guys could hear me speak Spanish, it's quite amusing. When you are a
missionary everyone calls on you last minute to do things such as teach Gospel
Principle class, which we did. Luckily it was on the Spirit World and my companion gave me the easy topics to talk about. Thank goodness for my calling as Sunday School teacher back in good ole Rexburg.
So both miracles were found by tracking and it sometimes is not the most effective thing,
but the work is slow so we are doing what we can. We found the first woman and she let
us say a prayer with her and said to come back because she wanted us to share another message with her... uhh alright. That doesn't just happen. Especially not over here in Valencia North (aka my area). The second woman we found while knocking on doors and
she also let us pray for her and then we were able to teach her a 5 minute lesson on the Restoration. So we go to give her a Book of Mormon and realize we only have Spanish ones. Well you know what? She was born in Ecuador and LOVES reading in Spanish. Let me just
say she is whiter than myself, so the odds of this are very very slim. As if that wasn't a miracle of itself, it started raining. She invited us in because we had our bikes and we
ended up doing some service for her and talked more about the gospel. The Lord works in mysterious and humorous ways. Her husband speaks English so unfortunately we have to give her up to the English Elders, which happens a lot, but we adore her so we are still going to stop by as well.
The day it rained there was the most breath taking sunset I have ever seen. Ever. The moment was so surreal because here I am riding my bike, on MY mission, in Florida, with
the most beautiful sunset ever!! Definitely counted all my blessings that night before my head hit the pillow. Everything just made sense in that very moment and it was perfect. I would have taken a picture of it, but we were in a rush on our bikes and those two things already for me are a struggle. I can do some cool new tricks with my bike though, so you could say I'm pretty legit.
This Halloween we went over to a member's house and she made pupusas. BEST THINGS EVER. Look them up and tell me that you don't want me to send you some. Don't worry by the time I get home I will be a queen of the pupusa making.
Can someone tell Papa Brooks to get me the information to the people he knows in Sanford? My companion and I would love to go visit!
Love you all so much!