Monday, September 14, 2015

Drip drip drop, little April Showers . . . oh wait, its September!

Hey, I don't have a lot to say this week. We had a really good week, it was slow - there was a lot of rain. The leaves are changing colors and I seriously have anxiety attacks whenever I see them because I realize how close I am to going home and I have serious bipolar issues when it comes to the idea of leaving the mission. Like on the one hand I don't think I could ever see myself doing anything other than missionary work for the rest of my life. And on the other hand I'm super excited to see everyone again and just be able to hug everyone and go to college and further my education and all that good stuff. 


Enough about that. 

This week we had a super legit lesson with our investigator David! He is sooo cool. In the middle of the lesson he just stops us and is like, "Guys. I just got goosebumps. This is the Holy Ghost, can you feel it?" 
Woah, wait... I already wrote this story.

Oh yeah, I just remembered that last week I started writing on Tuesday! Ah, that's why I feel like I have nothing to write about. 

Well anyway. We had another great lesson with Ramon. We invited to be baptized on a specific date. He said that he knows he wants to get baptized, but he wouldn't set a date because he felt like he wasn't ready. And Hermana Paulino came to church, but he wasn't there! So we're just really sad because we don't know what to do! We can usually get in to see them if we just drop by, but if we ever happen to set a return appointment, they like never keep it! Which is really sad, because how are we ever supposed to get member fellowship over there? Ah... But we are praying really hard for them. We had a lesson with just Hermana Paulino and invited her to pray for each of the members in her family by name and she said she would. I have such a testimony of the power of prayer! The Lord can work miracles for us if we turn to Him. 

We've also been working with the Rodriguez family - they are amazing!! Waldo, Yara, Tammy, Waldo Jr. and Gingy. They are the cutest family. We had a dinner appointment with them this week and it was so delicious and they gave us food to take home and I was so happy. 
Their kids are so spiritual and have the strongest testimonies. It's amazing.
So here's what happened. 
On Sunday we had to report to the branch council that Jose is no longer going to be able to get baptized on September 26 since he hasn't been coming to church, and we were really sad. But then our branch president was just like, "I expect there to be a baptism on the 26th anyway." So we were just like blown away cause we couldn't think of ANYONE at all who would be able to make it to baptism so soon. No one had come to church enough times and we definitely haven't taught people the lessons well enough to have someone get baptized. 
But then during sacrament meeting we were thinking about it and looking around and then we realized... YARA! Yara isn't a member yet! 
So right then and there we started praying for a miracle, because President Gogna still expects us to have a baptism on the 26th and SO HELP ME we are going to get it!! 

We were also able to have a super awesome lesson with that guy Lewis that randomly texted us. He's super interested to learn more. We had a lesson out in front of Prince Street Cafe which was really weird but hey, you gotta make it work ;) 
We should be meeting with him tomorrow in the church building though, so hopefully he'll be able to feel the spirit. He's really awesome and I actually just saw him walking through the library! Hard at work :) 

In other news, it is finally getting cool outside and I LOVE IT! 
IT POURED RAIN like 2 whole days this week and on Thursday we were out walking in it, and Hermana Davis and I forgot to pack umbrellas so we were SOAKING wet!! But it ended up being a great way to start conversations with people. We kept telling them, "go hard or go home." hahaha it was so funny. We made so many friends and it was such a fun experience. 
But we had this dinner appointment at a members house and we were soaking wet... they thought it was the funniest thing ever. 

Other good news... we have been listening to Christmas music and I just want it to snow. I love the snow. Can someone please make sure there is snow in SLC on December 30? Please and thank you. 

Okay... well I'm really sorry this email is so short! I just don't really have anything to talk about. I will have more to write next week, guaranteed. 

Love you all,
Hermana Bills