Primero, Thursday we had a noche de hogar (family home evening) with Rosalinda in the house of a family that lives across the street from us. We´ve felt a little lost with Rosalinda because we don´t know exactly what it is that´s keeping her from baptism. In this noche de hogar she really opened up with the family and explained that her best friend was Mormon, but she passed away. She said that her friend was really important to her and she feels closer to her when she hears of the church. We watched the video of the Restoration and the Spirit filled the room when we watched the First vision. She said after that she could really feel it too! Rosalinda also came to our ward talent show that we had Friday night, but when Sunday morning came around, she didn´t show up at church. We are still working on how to help her come to church, but it will happen in the Lord´s time.
Our talent show Friday was a blast and lots of people came, but at first there were only a few members! Time is a little different here ha. At first the people who were supposed to do their talents didn´t come, so we started telling jokes, like stand up comedy. I only know a few jokes in Spanish and I ran out of all of them, so I started quoting Dane Cook haha. Don´t worry, it was clean missionary style! The people were laughing, so I think it went well ha. The night was fun and a few of our investigators came, so it was worth all the planning.
About two or three weeks ago we met a 16 year old boy named Miguel in the street, and he was really interested so we gave him a Book of Mormon. We went to his house later in the week and the next week, but no one ever answered. Yesterday we were by his house and we decided to knock some doors. We were about to knock a door when Miguel came out of his house across the street! He told us that he read 3 Nephi 11 and really liked it! He invited us in so that we could teach him more, and he was asking a lot of questions and was really interested. We started talking about baptism and he asked, ¨What do I need to do to be baptized?¨ We set a baptismal date for the 7 of September with him, and he accepted. I know that God is preparing people here who are ready for baptism, we just have to find them!
One of the biggest things I´m learning here is patience, and that our time is different than the Lord´s time. Lots of times we don´t realize that we´ve already been blessed, because we´re impatient and we can´t see our blessings right away. I´m so grateful for everything I´m learning here. I´m learning to be thankful for every little thing and to be patient. It´s hard sometimes, but blessings come in the Lord´s time, not when we want them to.
Welp I love you guys and hope you´re all doing well! Say hello to the whole family for me. Keep reading the Book of Mormon, cause it´s amazing! Love you guys! Chaufa!