So I guess I should probably start out at the beginning. Tuesday was absolutely amazing. So, we did VELO--met some new people, found some less-actives that are just absolutely wonderful people. AND then here's the best part. So Sister Ogle's daughter had a baby. Woop! (tiny little thing--5lbs 7oz, 17in) But, the mom's room--the daughter--was super messy, so we were called over to help clean. First off, we were there for like FOUR HOURS. and we killed 8 mice, and two baby mice. They were all infested in her closet. Super gross guys. but after we cleaned it down a bit and got some clothes washed there you could feel the Spirit a little in there. :) And we were not only helping the Ogle family, but also the daughter and this new child of God. So give service to everybody!!!
And the new elder here is Elder Gundersen, he's a greenie from Utah, went to the Mexico MTC and is Elder Puga's "HIJO!!! I love my hijo!" It's super funny.
Oh, you know it's been a good Sunday when your planner is filled with notes, and has two stickie notes filled with good things people say. It was ward conference this week (there were 89 people at church! It was super weird!--and won't ever happen again. haha--that is until we just get things really moving here!!!) And so the Stake President... whose name I completely forgot, gave the lesson in Relief Society. And something he talked about was being converted to the Lord. And how it's a cycle: we involve others, inform them, inspire, and invite. and by doing that we can help people become converted.
He also talked about the lost sheep. But not necessarily how we need to find the other, but mostly how we need to be strong enough to carry that sheep back to the flock. If our shoulders aren't strong enough to take the sheep home, finding them won't do us very good. So, we not only need to find our less-actives and find new people to come to church, but we also need to make sure that our shoulders are strong, so that we can support them. :) And we had stopped him after sacrament meeting, but at the end of the RS lesson, he was like "and you have two sisters over there that are more than happy to help you! They will help you practice or do role-plays or whatever to help!" And we were like YEAH BUDDY! So the moral of this story is to ask the missionaries. Ask them for help. Ask for suggestions to share the gospel. If you need to share it with anybody, but don't know how to do it, ask them! I always thought that missionaries were always super buys--which we are, but oftentimes we don't actually have set plans and can shift and accommodate people in. So just ask them!
One more thing before I go: The Spirit man--it's real. Sister Perez felt like there was someone at these apartments we were at, but not who. And then we met Alex! that was last week--did I mention him? basically we talked about how God loves him and he felt the Spirit and cried--super dope man. BUT THEN we had the wrong phone number (which was totally my fault--woops) so we visited them (Alex, Erika, and their two twin sons) and just happened to be at their door when they pulled up. So they're a very busy family, but we taught them the restoration and it was super bien! Oh, so good. But yeah, and then as we were getting ready to leave Alex was like send us spiritual messages and stuff! AND THAT--lemme tell ya-- is the sweetest music to a missionary's ears. Because that's just a text message of a short-little-guy-of-just-Spirit-packed information. I LOVE IT. Super good. So good everybody.
God loves you--and don't you forget it!