16 months :/
This week was really awesome. Hermana Ledek and I have set high goals and we're working our tails off to complete them. We look at it no as a "homework" but as a promise that as we work with specific and high goals we can acomplish great things! And it actually happened. I knew that God would bless us if we just pushed ourselves a little more and as we watched a lot of things go down the tube this week, and a lot of investigators decied they didn't want to keep investigating the gospel...On Sunday God gave us the blessing by having a bunch of people show up that we had never dreamed would come to church. For example Nicolas, one of our awesome investigators right now brought his wife! We had taught her a few times but she always just was kind of distant and insisted that she works on Sunday. But Sunday came and she decided to go to church instead! Nicolas was so excited that she came - he is so funny, he's only gone 3 times to church now but he calls it "His church" Meaning he found the church he was looking for.
Another awesome thing this week was when we started contacting someone on the bus and she was sooo not interested. So I asked her, "Well Hermana, do you know anyone who is passing through a hard time that we could go visit? And she just looked out her window and pointed to a house and told us - The woman there has a husband that is sick visit her" and then she was done talking to us haha But us, knowing that God works in mysterious ways - went and found that house and to our surprise, the womans husband was sick! Not sick, but he is in a wheel chair. Ciro is so awesome! 2 years ago he had an accident where he fell off a house and now he can't walk but he doesn't let it get him down for a second! He is the happiest person I've ever met! And from the second we got there he was all ears. We just had time to leave him a pamphlet when we contacted him and get to know him a bit - and when we came back he had read the whole pamplet and was excited to know more. (And for investigators here in Mexico that is a big deal) The last time we went he was sitting there pulling apart Hebra cheese (It's like string cheese but SO delicious) He was stringing it for his families little restaurant that they have at night so we started to help him. And as we helped him and talked a bunch of different political guys came to try and talk him up to vote for their party. It was pretty funny the reactions people had for two white girls stringing cheese with a man in a wheelchair.
Yesterday was a great day - I always love when we eat with families on Sundays because it makes me remember Sunday dinners at my house. I always play the "What did you learn in church game" With everyone because it's something I love that my family does. Yesterday we ate with the Bishop's family. And after we ate we all went to go visit less active and inactive families, We were able to find a lot of people and then after we went to do another "Mormon Battle" We started going all the missionary companionships and the ward mission leader here on sundays to visit less actives, converts and part member families. It's been a really cool experience! People get so excited to see a bunch of people come to invite them to church and especially because the area here is so huge the ward is basically separated into three different wards. So this way we've been able to get to know more members and help lift and strength them. Yesterday we went to the Elder's area which is a completely different city called Fortin. We visited a bunch of awesome people and even found a traintrack to take pictures on ;) Then we visited a family with 5 children under the age of 10. But so adorable. :)
Anyways - things are going great here. For those of you wondering if I'm getting "trunky" or "dying". Don't worry. I'm not. Things are going great and I'm loving all the time I've got left as a missionary :)
Have a great week!