What a fantastic 5 days it has been!!!
My great week began when we went to the MLB (I got it right this time dad) game. Our whole zone went and we sat in the nose bleeds, but had a lot of fun together! The team lost to the Giants (no surprise there.) The funniest part was when they were doing the dance cam and the Elders behind me stood up and started trying to get on the camera. We aren't supposed to dance so they just started waving their arms and yelling. Finally, the camera focuses on them and they wigged out! Elder Linn starts flashing his picture of Jesus in a panic and the Elders all start pointing to themselves on the screen. We were laughing so hard! Later in the game they did a recap of the game. Well the Elders were hoping their spaz attack would make it into the recap, and sure enough! Someone texted President Sweeney if Elder Linn flashing his Jesus picture counted as contacting the entire stadium twice :) President responded "Score!"
|Hermana Baros, me, Siser Martinez|
|me, Sister Martinez, Sister Mortensen|
|Sister Martinez and I at the Tri Branch Fiesta|
Today at 4 I'm going to the movies! Ok, not really. The Elder's Apartment complex has a movie theatre room in the lobby, so we are going to watch one of our "approved movies" Prince of Egypt at 4 with the other branch missionaries and Sister Mortensen and her new comp :) I'm in charge of bringing Oreos since everyone knows I love them!
I haven't been fed anything too strange lately...last night was shrimp pasta, but Elder Sessions was a good friend and helped me out :)
|me & Draven|
Lorenzo's baptism interview wasnight, but he didn't show up, he called and said he couldn't make it. He told us he's going to be busy all week this week, but he'll call next week :( So no baptism in September.....Julio couldn't make it to church this month so he's getting put off again too! AGH. We did go see Lorenzo earlier this week though and his wife was telling him to get baptized. I said Lupita when are you going to get baptized?? She said Oh I don't know maybe in November. WHAT?! I didn't even know she was willing! I was joking with her cause she kept getting after Lorenzo! Hopefully we can teach her this next week when she's not hanging out at Wal-Mart all day!
Selene Charive's family is my new favorite family. We taught her, Christian (12), and Yahir (8) the Word of Wisdom yesterday. I remembered FHE's when mom used to put healthy and non healthy things in a bag and make us decided which category they fit in. So Sister Baros and I made cut-outs of healthy and bad things for our bodies and did that activity with the boys! I'm always excited to come up with new ways to teach the lessons to those boys in a way they'll understand :) The boys get excited about saying the prayers for lessons now and yesterday Christian planned out who is praying for each prayer for our next two lessons. Their family came to the party, but had to leave almost immediately because their dad got a work call. We haven't had a lesson with the dad, but Selene tells us about what he says when she tells him what we talked about. She plans on teaching him the Word of Wisdom since he's the only one in the family that smokes and drinks coffee. We need to find a time when he's home so we can teach him ourselves though.
We taught Daniel once this week. He's just about had all the lessons, some two or three times with his family, so we asked him what he wanted to learn about. He said, "How did God create the earth?" So we pulled out Genesis and taught the creation. He guessed what was created correctly on almost every day of the creation! The funniest part was he decided he was going to sit on a box for the lesson. Well his 5 year old brother Junior decides he wants to sit next to him! They sit there and maybe 5 seconds later the box breaks from underneath them and they crash to the floor. Both of their faces were pure shock and panic in that moment and it was the funniest thing I've ever seen! It's imprinted in my mind! Junior even said the opening prayer with my help for that lesson :) Good family!
We taught Rafael and Leticia the Word of Wisdom as well this week. Well last night we bike up to their house and their outside having a smoke! Grrr. We sat down and talked to them and I told them very boldly that they were not keeping their commitment to Presidente, who told them he'd help them on condition that they do the things we ask them to to progress in the gospel. I felt super bold, but I felt like I was being guided in what to say and how to say it with love. They both recommitted to read, pray, and give up smoking, but we'll see. Sister Baros told them not smoking was a requirement for baptism and it shocked them! Duh! Hopefully we helped them see the importance of keeping that commitment now. After the lesson Sister Baros said "That was as bold as you could have gotten Sister!" I worried I had been overbearing, but she said it was exactly what they needed to hear. Phew!
|The mosquito bites continue :(|
My family and close friends will appreciate the next story. Last night I woke up with a terrible nightmare. Any guesses? Yup, a moose dream. Hahaha I was at the cabin climbing a super tall tree, and it bent over so me and whoever was with me...I can't remember who crashed to the ground. We stood up and there was a moose and a bear. Well the moose starts chasing the bear and I'm thinking "Oh, poor bear, the moose is going to eat him!" Then the bear escapes so the angry moose turns around and sees my friend with me and starts charging. My friend escapes. Now I can hear the moose's thoughts and it says "I'm going to get the one with the red shirt." Sure enough I look down and what am I wearing? Red! The moose looks at me, and then I woke up in a panic. Hahahaha only in Adyson's dreams is a moose scarier than a bear.
Well family, I think that's everything for this week :) I will get letters out today, and I can't wait to hear from you all! I love you, I Love You, I LOVE YOU!!!!!