Where to begin?
Well, on Tuesday we made the 40 mile trek to McAllen to the transfer meeting where I got to see Sister Ellsworth! She's training again!! It was so fun, we were waiting in the chapel to get started and someone told me that she was here, and I turned around and there she was--and at that exact moment she was told that I was here, whipped her head around and started running towards me. So, after hurtling over the the people sitting in the pews we hugged. :) She started crying, what a sweetie. Anyways, so that was really fun. It was nice to see her. :)
So my new companion is Sister Woodworth. She is from upstate New York (like 15 minutes from the Sacred Grove). So that's really cool. She is such a sweetie, very indipendent, and I love her! She says "hola!" to everyone and she's not afraid to use her Spanish. She knows more than she thinks she knows. SANNY B IS AWESOME!!
Sister Kovacs-Martin is also training, so we have two greenies in the apartment: Sister Woodworth and Sister Zidek. She (sister Zidek was raised in a Catholic-Mormon home. She attended both churches, and a little before she was 18 was able to be baptized. Her story is super cool.)
Also, some of the people we are working with have officially become new investigators!! (we have to teach them twice in order for them to become "new investigators", or they have to come to church and have a lesson. So it's been really a struggle the last two transfers putting in all zeros for our key indicators. We have been working, but it has definitely been a struggle and a trial of not having anyone that we have been really working with/sticking with. So we have the Amaro family and the Nava family (or the "Catholic family")
Our Catholic Family we found at the end of August, went back the first Saturday in Septemeber and got to know them, but never set a return appointment. Two Saturdays ago, we (sis Jamile and I) stopped by and had breakfast with them (because they were in the middle of cooking it. haha) and we taught them the Restoration. They are a very catolico family. But the Spirit kept telling us that we need to teach them and that they need what we have to say. So we passed by This past Saturday and taught them about the Plan of Salvac[t]ion. I lost one of my rings outside and looked for it when we left. Margarita (the mom) asked what I was looking at/for. She started looking to, but I said not to worry about it. OH! Also when I lost it, I said a little prayer--if I find it, then they are prepared to hear our message. So then we were walking away from the house, and Moises (middle son of three sons) ran up to us with MY RING IN HIS HAND!!!! So now we are going to continue teaching them.
We asked Sister Zidek what her thoughts are and why she kept going to the Mormon church. (Her dad is Catholic, and so Catholic church was always a priority over our (the Mormon) church. And without hesitation, she said "the Spirit." She said that once someone steps into a dedicated church meetinghouse, they can immediately feel the Spirit. And she said that she doesn't feel it in the Catholic Church. So we are hoping to get some fellowship with our family, because every convert needs a FRIEND!!!
Love you tons!!