So this week was AMAZING!!
First of all- Maura. I don't remember if I`ve told you guys about her yet, But she is one of our investigators that is just basically amazing! She`s married with 3 kids, the oldest is 30 and lives with them. He drinks and smokes and stresses her out a lot, but we`re gonna see what we can do to help. So we`ve been teaching her for about a month now and she told us this week that since she`s been sharing with us she`s putting her trust in the Lord more concerning her family, so she feels a lot calmer and is feeling a lot healthier because of that. Also, before she would always compare "her congregation" (Catholic) with "our congregation" and say how she likes a lot of things about our congregtion more than hers (basically everything). So yesterday she came to church for the second time and in the afternoon we went to teach her and she was comparing the churches again. And she said "...your guys`congregation-- well I guess my congregation now!..." And she just loves church and everything we teach her. And she wants to go visit some of the sisters, one that's sick and another one that is her friend but is inactive. She wants to go visit her and tell her to come to church with her! Haha I love it! She`s basically a member already!
Also Diana. SHe is adorable. So we haven't been able to teach Danny yet, but it appears that while he is completely fine with Diana and their kids going to church and getting baptized, he doesn't really want to join them. And he doesn't want to get married either... but we`re working on that! And Diana is doing everything she can think of to help her family. She`s trying to read a couple verses of the Book of Mormon with him in the morning before work, writing scriptures on sticky notes to put around where he`ll see them, etc etc. Also, she really wants her kids to be able to go to church. So she worked to be able to buy a motorcycle to take her kids to church. And we just assumed that she knew how to drive a motorcycle... well, we were wrong. Saturday she was trying to figure it out and teach herself and she got in a little accident and hurt her leg, so she couldn't come to church Sunday- poor thing!! She`s literally doing everything she can think of to get her family to church and together. So we`re basically just praying and fasting a ton for a miracle.
Anyway, the work is amazing. We might have a baptism this Saturday. His name is Mario. He`s hilarious- always crackin jokes. And he wants to get baptized so bad! He`s so excited! And he always prays that his teenage daughters will come to church and get baptized too. He`s awesome. There are lots of new people we are finding as well that are just amazing! This is like the best time in my mission so far- so many people that are just so prepared and excited to receive the gospel! It`s a lot of work, but we are loving it! Just always work with the missionaries because members are seriously SOO key to missionary work!! Love you guys a lot and hope all is well!!