On Tuesday we had our first district meeting. Our district is so tiny - just the Elders from our ward and us! Elder Madsen is our district leader and his new companion, Elder Soto, only has 4 months in the mission. They are pretty cool and we'll be seeing them almost every day because we eat together at the member's houses. After the district meeting we ate, and continued working in the foggy weather. I got to know some of the investigators, recent converts, and less actives in the area. The people here are kind and welcoming - which makes me all the more ready to start serving and teaching them.
I wish I could just walk around with a GoPro and videotape the whole city
|Here we are with Eriberto|
Thursday was a bright and sunny day as well. It was weekly planning and Hermana Mora explained the investigators, converts, and members to me a little more. I found out that our area is huge! We even cover a small pueblito (town) 20 minutes outside the city! We taught several lessons in the evening and encountered a new investigator :)
Friday was fun. In the morning, we taught the laundry mat man - who was really receptive. And also talked with Jose Juan about his baptism. Since he is going to Mexico for the weekend, he isn't sure if he'll make it back in time for church Sunday morning. We are praying that he'll come on Sunday to complete the required 5 times in church and be baptized next weekend. The member that was supposed to feed us went on the ward temple trip and left us money to go eat where ever we wanted. The Elders and we decided on pizza and went to Dominos ... yum! Afterwards, we taught a new investigator named Lili with her mom, Maria, and it went really well. Then after teaching a recent convert, Hermana Mora and I stopped by the restaurant of a less active member. It was the first time we had met her (also named Maria) and she told us her story of how she'd come to know the missionaries and get baptized. Hermana Maria was so kind to us and fed us dinner. She just moved here from Piedras Negras - which is about 12 hours away - and thanked us for stopping by. Before heading home, we taught one last lesson, with a recent convert that came with us. I love that the members here go on visits with us to the home of investigators and less-actives. Having another person present to bear testimony in the lessons really helps!
|Here I am with Marlen. She's 19 & loves going with |
Hermana Mora and me to visit people
|Here we are with the twins, Melonie and Emily|
Love you all!
[Kiley sent a bunch of photos "to give you a glimpse of my area"]
Me cooking asparagus- so healthy right? ;)
IT'S SO AMAZING HERE!!!
|Eating with Hermana Mora|
|Hermana Mora & Hermana Eliason|