Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 Ahh first thing first, I gotta say this first cause I can´t stop thinking about, Adela got a calling in the Branch! She is now the secretary of Relief Society! Why I am so excited about that? Well there are a lot of reasons but a couple of the being: President Hinckley said there are things that new converts need to have and one of the is a calling or responsiblity, another is having a friend and thanks to this calling she will have to work with a lot of people and will make more friends then she already has! It gives her responsiblities that might make her get out of her comfort zone a little but in turn will help her progress and help her help other people. It will also help her feel good when she accomplishes things which is what we want! She also invited us to eat lunch with her, her mom, her aunt and the aunt´s son on Sunday. So I made some strawberry shortcake cupcakes for that occasion. They didn´t look too pretty cause I ran out of powdered sugar and it was super hot so the frosting melted almost instantly but they tasted good which is the important thing! 

Haha but anyways Adela shared her testimony with every at lunch about all the blessings she has recieved since she first got to know us and how much happier she is now than any other time before. We now have a lesson with her aunt and son this Wednesday! We will see how it goes!:) Adela also went with the Sister missionaries in Llay-Llay to a lesson which went super good they said! She is just doing awesome and I´m pumped. It´s amazing to see how much she has progressed in everything. In her ability to read, how happy she is, her understanding, and just all around. The Lord really does bless us in so many ways than just spiritually.

We went back to visit the two kids that were riding around on bikes. The one we are teaching is named Matias and we are kind of teaching Daniel(his friend) but he is just there sometimes. Anyways we went to his house and he was outside and got way happy when he saw us, he invited us in and gave us some juice. Just a little background, his life is a little sad because his dad works from like 8 to about 10 and so he is home all day, alone. He is with his friend a lot but still just to be home alone all day everyday makes him a little sad. There are two other older kids that live a couple houses down and bully him and his friend which makes me really sad. All around Matias is a super sweet, sincere and friendly kid. He is very humble. So we finished teaching him about prayer and asked him if he could say the prayer to end the lesson and he said yes. It was a very humbling experience for me. It was such a sincere heartfelt prayer. You could tell that he was really honestly talking to God and asking for his help and praying for his dad and giving thanks for all the little blessings that he does have. He just went on and on praying for us, his friend Daniel, the other kids, his family, that his dad can always have a job and that he can be a good kid for his dad. All sorts of things. It made me realize that I need to do better in my prayers, to take them more serioulsy and express myself more. Express gratitude for what I have and to pray more specifically for people. It was a really good experience.

We did an activity on Valentine´s day for the young single adults and it was a blast! I made sugar cookies and Elder Bennett made cookie dough brownies! We had completos and drinks too. Another Elder did a lesson about the armor of God and made a suit of armor for Elder Bennett. The Sister missionaries did a game and then we ate all the food afterwards! Adela also came to this activity and was able to make a couple more friends and I think it helped her feel more welcomed and comfortable with the people here! She has a really good friend now named Romina who will be baptized this week and I´m excited for them to be even better friends so that they both have more support.

So I was in charge of the treats for a Valentines activity for the young adults that we are doing right now. I made sugar cookies and I taught(kinda) Elder Bennett how to make cookie dough brownies! Haha no he basically did them all on his own! I am so proud of him!!

I had to get all the cookies to Llay-Llay, good thing Elder Bennett buys so much cereal!

 We talked about the armor of God so here`s a pic of our armor we made and Elder Bennett! Haha not too shabby right

 It was a success!!

Something sad that happened yesterday, that is going to discourage me because it´s just a little bump in the road, was that Cecilia and Patricio(one of the families that we have been teaching for like 4 months) got a little discouraged. Well Patricio, no. Cecilia, yes got a little discouraged. She says she isn´t ready to make the changes that would be necessary if she was going to be baptized. She says that she has been Catholic her whole life and isn´t ready for such a big change in her life. And that she is okay if we still pass by to talk about God with her but that she is ready for change or to commit herself to anything. Patricio was a little upset and sad with this and he wants her to keep learning and things. She says that she has always worshipped the Virgen and that we don´t do that so that would be a big change for her and Patricio was like, ¨But mom! That´s against the second commandment, you know that isn´t what we should do.¨ But we are going to work hard for them because I know they feel the Spirit in the Church and when we are there.

Here are all the things I have for baking up to this point! Haha

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