Tuesday we taught Antonio who bought us gorditas for a late breakfast. He is a very kind man who tries to follow Jesus Christ and likes to learn about his teachings.
We also visited a recent convert named Angel who had some confusion about the Book of Mormon. He thought that since several chapters of Isaiah are cited in 2nd Nephi, that basically the Book of Mormon is another version of the Bible. So we dedicated a good 30 minutes explaining clearly what the Book of Mormon actually is. It was a very powerful lesson and I could feel the Spirit testifying so strongly that what we were saying was true.
Wednesday we ate lunch in Morelos with Cristina and Jose. They are related to Hermana Enriquez. They had offered to feed us despite their very humble resources. I love their family and am going to miss visiting them. Morelos is such a cute town and it was so great to be able to go every week there :) In the evening I said good-bye to the very sweet Hermana Guille. She is like the grandma of all the missionaries and treats everyone with so much love. She took off her oxygen tubes to take a picture with me and I assured her that my companion and the new missionary would continue visiting often. It’s sad to say good-bye to the people I’ve come to admire and care for.
|Hermana Enriquez and her twin daughters.|
On Thursday Hermana Cuque woke up sick. She hadn’t been able to sleep the night before and said she really didn’t feel well. While she rested for a bit, I was able to do a little packing. Then in the evening we taught Antonio the last lesson and went over his baptism interview questions. He was excited about his upcoming baptism on Saturday. We also visited an investigator named Veronica and her daughter Gemma when we arrived they surprised me with a very thoughtful present. Veronica had knitted a doll version of myself! (she knits professionally and has her own little shop where we teach her). It was so kind and it had taken her all week- and her daughter Gemma had drawn a picture of me holding a Book of Mormon. It was so special to me and it is just another reminder to me of how blessed I’ve been to come to know so many incredible people.
Friday was my last zone conference. I loved the topics of discussion (especially when they brought up the importance of setting goals). I am going to miss reuniting with so many other Sisters and Elders to talk about how we can help others come unto Christ. I’ve learned so much from each missionary during my time here. After the zone conference we took pictures and I said good-bye to my fellow missionary friends.
We taught Cruz Torres in the afternoon - I’m going to miss teaching him. He’s been progressing so much and I know he’ll be baptized one day. Then we visited Eriberto, who is in the middle of Alma (in the Book of Mormon). The people here never cease to amaze me! I love them and am going to miss Mexico so much.
|Hermana Cuque, Antonio and I are standing in front of the font on his baptism day|
Sunday was a beautiful day. Antonio was confirmed in the sacrament meeting and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Alejandro came to church and so did Cruz Torres!! Cruz really liked all three hours and gave me a bracelet (since he makes and sells jewelry). Eriberto came to church with a white shirt and a tie!!
|Eriberto in his white shirt & tie!|
I want to thank all of my dear family members and friends who have been such a big support to me during this year and a half. I love you all and am so thankful for your prayers, words of encouragement, and help. I am so excited to see each of you very soon in person!! Get ready for a lot of hugs :)