Hello!!! Another fantastic week!!! The miracles are still totally coming!! All day every day!!
Before I start, church ends at 2 for us, so we'll try to find a member who will let us come over at about 3 so we can have the mother's day call done before 4 like Ryan asked. So expect me on my g-mail video chat somewhere around 3 more or less.
So one cool service thing we got to do this week was use a pick axe to clear out some grass at one person's house who was a new investigator from last week. We showed up for a lesson and the wife came out and said that the husband couldn't have a lesson right now because he was busy doing some work. We asked if we could help and she told us to come back the next day because we were in our church clothes. We told her we had clothes in our car (which we had actually put in there earlier that day because we were going to go to a different service project that ended up cancelling) and so she let us! (It almost never happens that they let us help them-- but that made us realize maybe we should be asking the spouse if we can help haha!) The funny thing is that I had no clue what I was agreeing that we'd be doing. She used the work "zacate" and I didn't have any clue what that was. So we could have agreed to be doing anything from helping him barbeque to helping him lay cement to helping him shovel manure for all I knew. But it ended up being fun and a lot of help for him and that ended up turning the wife and their daughter and granddaughter into new investigators because they were all over and we shared a small lesson on the Book of Mormon afterwards. I think we're going to be able to do another service project this week of helping someone paint their living room. So excited for that!!
Actually the cool part is that we got 8 new investigators this week! And many of those new investigators were actually from the family of the investigators we already had. Another was from knocking near a referral we got and she let us in. Another was from a part member family. But the coolest miracle of all was that Ashley and Penelope were finally able to come to church with us!! And even better, the whole family came. Their mom had been inactive since she was about 17, but they all came! And they said we can meet with them this coming Friday too! They are 10 and 11 and love hearing about the gospel so much! They are so wonderful!!!
One random thing is that I shall make a list of new foods that Hermana Hardy has tried with me that she had never had before: cauliflower, lima beans, grapes (she loves those now and buys them every week), zucchini, plain cheese papusas, raw broccoli (she had only had steamed) and cantaloupe. Cool random fact. Everyone keeps telling her that by the end of her mission she'll be eating hot chili like me haha. We'll just have to see.
I love training and besides food (which doesn't actually affect me that much and which the ward is surprisingly understanding about) she is so great. I love the new missionary fire she has and I love that she gets so excited over the little things. Like when 4 investigators came to church yesterday (Ashley, Penelope, and their family) she was squealing and jumping around like a little kid in a candy store! She also did her very first phone call all on her own completely in Spanish because I was in the bathroom. She has been terrified of the phone (because it is hard to understand Spanish over the phone... I was scared of the phone for a long time as well! I only really got okay when suddenly I spoke more Spanish than my companions and I HAD to do the phone) but she did it. And she was squealing happy over that too. She has so much energy and loves working and it is so great to be with her! I love training!! I'm also excited because we just got a text that two of the elders in our district will be training (therefore, all of us are either trainers or training!). This work is so great. There were more miracles daily, but that is probably about all the time I have right this second. I know that this work is directed by the hand of the Lord and nothing can stop it! This is the only thing that really matters!
Anyways, I can't believe it is already Mother's day, but I'm excited to talk to you all over webcam on Sunday. Hopefully you can figure out how to do multiple people in a conversation on gmail because I'm not sure if I know how to do it. Talk to you then!
Tenga el espiritu consigo siempre!!