This week I had such a great experience. We went on divisions for one afternoon with a couple ward members. I got to go with Daniela - a young woman in the ward. She is so excited to someday be a missionary and I just learned so much from being with her. The best part was when we were walking in a different area and she randomly commented that we could go visit an Hermana that lived a few blocks from us. I felt like we should too so we started walking toward her house. At that moment Hermana Johnson called us and asked us to look up an address that I had and so we stopped by a house for cover from the rain. I started looking for the address when we heard a voice from behind us ask if they could help us with something. We then met Leticia! An amazing older woman who had just got back to her house from buying milk at the store. We talked to her for a few minutes and she invited us in to share more. It turns out that a year ago missionaries passed by a few times to visit her but then she started working more and never could really give it the time. But now she doesn't work and is so ready to accept the gospel. It was such an amazing lesson and after when we left I thanked Daniela for following the spirit and guiding us to her! She was just so amazed at what great things can come from tiny promptings!
Another great moment of this week was when I was able to apply one of my favorite primary lessons with our investigators. I always remember the primary object lesson of the spirit and that when we newly have the gift of the holy ghost we can hear it clearly (like a nickel in a jar) but then when we sin, with every sin it gets harder and harder to hear it (adding dirt to the jar and not being able to hear the ring of the nickel) We did this activity with Enoc and Quirino - before Quirino's confirmation. It was a really awesome lesson, and after we took them both with us to a lesson. It was so great - Enoc was like a missionary teaching and sharing his testimony. Honestly one of the best parts of being a missionary is seeing this change in people. We also saw Enoc give his tithing to the Bishop - moments of the mission that I'll just never forget!
I am very happy and very well! I had a list of so much more I wanted to write but maybe next week we'll go early in the day to write so we actually have time. Love you all! Have a great week!
- Hermana Terry
No pictures this week but if you get this far here's an awesome experience - So we have this family that we've been teaching and they always invite us to dinner and we always tell them no, since as missionaries we can't. But they understood that as member sof the church we don't go out to eat dinner. So the other day with Jordy (the 19 year old son) He casually dropped in one of our lessons that his friends invited him to go out to eat and he told them no. We totally didn't catch on until a couple days later he finally asked us why we don't. It was so great to see the level of obedience! That they were even willing to give up going out to eat to be baptized :)