Have I mentioned that it rains here? Just about every day. Yesterday we were walking to a lession and the sky was bright sunny and blue when it just started POURING rain! We only could run for cover try to stay a little dry. I've tried explaining to the people here that it really is hotter in Southern Utah where I'm from then it is here but everyone thinks I'm crazy! Either way I am loving the huge blessing of being in the coldest area in the hottest months here. In Veracruz the heat is terrible! So I just thank Heavenly Father for the rain!
This picture is us with Nester, Carlos and Evelyn. They are kids of two member familys that live here. Carlos (in the middle) Is seriously our new best friend. He's 6 years old (almost 7, he invited us to his birthday party next month haha) And he is so crazy and so funny. His two favorite things to do are make us laugh and sing Primary songs. Which are our two favorite things to do as well haha We sang about 6 primary songs with him on tuesday when we ate at their house and he got super sad when we said we had to go. We also taught him how to say Missionary in English so everytime we pass by his house he runs out and says "Adios Misionarys!" It's just so adorable.
This week was great! We met some really great people and we have investigators that are so excited and we are so excited for them! We got called by a member this week asking if we could come teach her nephew that was visiting. We told her of course! And went to go meet and teach her 12 year old nephew Luis Angel. When we showed up we found out that he's from Chicago and that he speaks English more than Spanish! Who knows why God keeps putting chances in our path to teach in English but sometimes it's just really refreshing! Luis Angel told us about how his parents are Jehova Witness but he's never felt right in that church, that he tried out the Catholic church a few times and didn't like that either and now he wants to hear about the Mormons! It was such a great lesson and when we talked about Joseph Smith he told us he already felt that it was true. We gave him instructions to find the missionaries in Chicago and email us and tell us how it goes! And Hermana Jensen had an extra Book of Mormon in English that we were able to give him before he left too. It was honestly just such an amazing experience.
A few weeks ago we were walking down the street for an appointment and we said "Buenas Tardes" to an old man walking by with his dog. He stopped us and started talking to us about how he's blind and he heard about the White Mormon missionary girls walking around peaching the Gospel and he asked us if that was us. We started talking to him and found out his name is Narciso and he told us to come visit him and teach him the word of God. So we made an appointment and he tried to explain where he lives. We ended up somehow double planning so we weren't able to go and teach him. We ended up running into him again a couple days later and he got mad at us for not coming and teaching him! So we made another appointment and went on our way. This time we made an effort to find his house but his directions were super difficult to follow and everyone we asked had no idea where the street 26 de Marzo was at. So 2 times we missed our chance but we still weren't very sure how genuine he was. Then on thursday this week we ran into him again walking his dog and he got upset again about how we always write his name in our Agendas but we never show up! We made an appointment with him for the next day and made absolute sure we understood his directions and then we went to find his house so we would know exactly where it was for Friday. Friday we show up exactly on time and he's not there! We ended up talking to his daughter Sylvia (Shout out Aunt Sylvia! Happy Birthday!) And she said he went to walk his dog. We waited awhile and then headed to visit another investigator that lives near by. Lo and behold we run into Narciso walking his dog and he got confused because he's blind and he didn't know what time it was. We ended up going back to his house right then and teaching him and Sylvia. When we started talking about baptism he interrupted us and asked "How soon can I get baptized?" He told us that he went to church about 5 or 6 times a few years ago and that he never really gave it a chance but now he is ready to accept the Gospel and he doesn't want to waste any time. And yesterday at church he asked Hermano Charlie to be the one to baptize him. Hermana Jensen and I were so surprised! It's just such a testimony to me of what it says in Preach My Gospel in chapter 9 "He will lead you to them or He will lead them to you."
Well have a great week!