All of my days are meshed together this week....I couldn't believe today was all ready preparation day again! Only 3 more weeks til mothers day calls!! I'll try to set that up with the Curiel family again this week....
We also met with Ernie last Monday evening and moved his baptism date to the end of May. He says that right now, this is what he wants. He just wants to make sure that he's really committed, and that he will live this for the rest of his life. I thought that was a good answer :) He helped us do service in Concepcion's yard this week, went to a Fireside last night with us and Valeria, and got a new job this week that doesn't require him to work Sundays :) He still spends his free time watching conference talks and reading the Book of Mormon. The man is on fire! We just need him to recognize that all this "comfortableness" that he feels when he does these things is the Holy Ghost. He also needs some confidence in himself to stay strong in the gospel, but that will only come as he acts and gets baptized. He's almost there!
|Jairo & Ernie|
We taught the Villa/Selinas family that night as well and we heard the neatest story from Oralia!when she stayed home fasting, she told us it was because her kids were just too crazy that day, but she fasted to thank God for everything he has given her. So precious :) Well, that day while she was fasting, she had gone downstairs to make the kids food, and her 2 year old Noe was upstairs by himself. She heard him start crying and ran upstairs to check on him. She went upstairs to find the 2nd story window open, and no Noe. He fell out of the 2nd story window to the ground!!! All he had was a few scratches. Below that window is a 1 ft area of sod, that just happened to be moist that day. Had he fallen anywhere else, it would have been rocks, cement, or a sharp fence. Oralia had a very obvious blessing because of her fast. It was one of the neatest stories!
Xochitl and Daniel, Julio and Ernie, and Octavio made it to church. We taught Nereyda and Octavio that night and they told us about some things they've been doing and I wanted to beat my head against a cement wall. Nereyda has started a coffee habit, but don't worry! She prayed and told Heavenly Father that she is drinking it, and that she doesn't think it's that bad. Mother of pearl.....am I allowed to say that? Hahaha
Hopefully this week has more smooth sailing, and less buoyant currents. I was telling Sister Grooms this week. Sometimes I just want to spend 72 hours with each investigator and help them live the gospel step by step, and over explain things until it's ingrained in their heads. Sounds very familiar to raising a teenager I think :)
I love you so much family!!! Thanks for your letters mom and dad :) I love my weekend mail! Happy Birthday Dad!!!!! Eat lots of Mexican food for me :)
I love you, I Love You, I LOVE YOU