Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Well, we were late to church.

23 minutes late to be exact.

We went on exchanges on Thursday and Sister Ellsworth stayed in our area, and I went to the STL's area. She and Sister Luque visited some 'potentials" that we have. They visited the Puente family. Sister Puente was an investigator (perhaps was baptized??) nine or so years ago, but we haven't ever been able to meet with her and have a lesson. So Thursday, in Sister Ellsworth's words: they magically got inside and had a really good lesson with her two sons, Miguel and Aiden. "And she eloquently said words and they accepted a baptismal date" And Sister Ellsworth was so surprised/caught off guard and so she said the 21st of June. That's a Wednesday. jaja. Anyways, So we went over on Saturday night and visited them and they said they'd come to church!

Sunday morning: we went to Miguel's house to get him to church and it honestly just looked like he woke up. But said that he would come and that he needed a ride (side note: Saturday night he said that they would not need a ride). So then we go to Lulu's to make sure she will be to church on time for her and Gustavo's confirmation! And have to return home so Sister Ellsworth can get her badge. In the midst of all this, we're scrambling to find members to bring this 19-year-old guy that wants to come to church! We come back to his house 5 minutes before the meeting is supposed to start and he's all dressed up. Like white shirt, tie, slacks, shoes, suspenders (gun-holsters...), the whole bit.

Now we're stuck. But Damian--the Bishop's son/RM pulls through and brings him to church!!! yay!!

So yes we were late to church. Yes right once we sat down the counselor in the obispado (bishopric) said to make sure we're on time to sacrament meeting. :/ Also, we missed Lulu and Gustavo's confirmation. :// And we had to sit in the middle of the chapel. :/// And we felt super bad. ://// But repentance is real! :) And that is never happening ever again. You feel icky if you're late to church--DON'T BE LATE. :)

So those were kind of the highlights of this week. Miguel will be coming to church next week for all three hours, and hopefully his brother as well, and we met the two nicest grandma's ever. President Torres has asked us that with our potential investigators we tell them that we teach five lessons, and have them commit to that. So we have two grandma's (Abuelita (little Grandma) Lopez y Abuelita Fuentes) as new investigators. #setexpectations. #Spiritsostrong #somanystories #Ilovegrandmas

The church is true. Don't be late.
Con amor, 
Hermana Fry
Miracle dinner on Saturday
Find Jesus, He saves.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Everything is Awesome!

Don't have a lot of time, so pictures are worth a thousand words.

I love this gospel and know the blessings that come from living it. I am a living witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in action. I know He lives. I know He loves me. 

Happy Mother's Day!
Sister Fry
Our little piece of heaven. (the really hot + humid piece.) jaja


Monday, May 8, 2017

Too many things!!

First: my greenie, Sister Ellsworth, is doing great! She's from Houston, but has moved around a lot because her dad is in the military. She's adjusting pretty well, considering how many things we had to do this week. Seeing things from the other end is super fun because it's just a whirlwind of new things for new missionaries! Also, all the members/anyone we meet ask her "do you know Spanish?" and when she talks/bears her testimony they say, "que hermosa" o "que chiquita!" It's super funny. :) We are all learning! It's been hard but fun to take the role, and look over and Sis Ellsworth is totally lost, and I'm just like "bear your testimony!" but she always brings such a humble Spirit with her testimony and her prayers. She's great!

Second: PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There has been a Zika outbreak in the TMM! (specifically Brownsville, I believe, but not sure)ANYWAYS, Thursday, we got a text that we need to wear SLACKS. So we will be the only mission in the US that wears pants. The mission will cover the cost of getting them for us, so that's what we'll be doing today. At first we were like "NO! we love skirts!" but then we were like "we can ride our bikes like the elders!" and "we don't have to worry about windy days!" #alwayswindyinSouthTexas

But yeah, other than that life is good here en el valle(the valley). Lulu and her son are preparing to be baptized this week. And we're just trying to find people and teach them!

Tender mercies:
First--I'll get to Skype this week! And see my lovely family :)
Second--We met this guy, Brother Villarreal. He is 63 or 73 years old (Spanish man, I can't remember) But anyways, we went over again on Sunday and we feel like he really needs to be baptized before he dies. Like really bad. We felt the Spirit when we have gone over the past two times, and feel like God really needs him on His side. 

Love y'all!
The Lord is watching over us!
Sister Fry

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Juany is the Juan!!

We had a miracle this week! Juany was baptized and confirmed this weekend!!!1 YAY!! We are so happy.

Also, Sister Crouch will be returning home this week. :(  but in other news, I will be staying in Mission and be training!! There are only 2 or 3 sisters coming, while like 15 missionaries leaving, but one of them is my greenie! It's so crazy!!

Many things I have learned on my mission. I am officially half-way done in the field, with 6 more transfers to go. I'm so grateful for all those that are helping me stay out here. Thank you for all that you do. I'm excited to see as many faces as I can on Mother's Day, but I'm so glad I have a great family and friends to support me. 

Thanks again! I'm loving South Texas and couldn't my life being any different.

Hermana Fry