This week has been absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Full of so much learning and growth! Especially with our new investigators! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! It's incredible how much there is to learn about this gospel! And I am so grateful I can learn a little bit more every day! And guess what?! We met the goal for lessons with members this week! For the first time ever! WOW!!! It´s so true that when we do the plans, the goals come!!! Thank you for believing in us!!
Hermana G. continues to change my life every day! Two words. Funnel Theory. I don´t know how she does it but it´s incredible! But I know Heavenly Father loves us! He has sent us so many miracles!
So we had 5 fechas this week! The most I have had in my whole mission!!! AHHH!!! But after yesterday, two of them fell through. P. and N. didn´t come to church, but it´s okay because we were going to have to change their fecha anyways because they want to get baptized, but we feel like they still are lacking a spiritual experience, and real firm testimony of the church. And they are being really flakey lately :( They are amazing and have lots of faith! It´s hard for them to understand everything too because they are still learning Spanish! But little by little they´ll get there!
O. and E. are doing so great! SO GREAT!!! They all came to church again and stayed for all the classes! And we had an AMAZING lesson with them! We went over eternal marriage and the law of chastity again, and they committed to live the law of chastity before their baptism! They understand they can repent. O. is gaining her own testimony! It´s incredible!!! S. and J. are having lots of couple problems, there is a big lack of communication, but they both want to change! And we are teaching both of them! We have invited them to have a meeting with the bishop so he can help them with their marriage problems! But they are amazing and progressing! Also we found two new investigators this week! G. and A.! They are incredible! And J. is still amazing! We are so blessed the Lord has trusted us with such amazing people!
This week I learned a lot about the resurrection! It truly is the greatest and miraculous gift God has given to man! Wow. Every day I am more and more astonished because of this perfect plan God has made for us! All we have to do is accept it! I love you all! Have the best week ever!! :)
*****And here is something funny that was in Ashley's journal this week! She was on intercambios (exchanges) with Hermana F. from Argentina and they were knocking doors when they had this funny interaction with a man. After exchanging hellos, he said:
Him: "Ohhh, are you guys Jehovah's Witnesses? Do you have The Watchtower or something?
Them: "No, we're from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."
Him: "Wow! What a long name!"
Them: "People many times call us Mormons."
Him: "Oh no! You're Mormons? No, the Mormons are spies sent from America! They come enter your houses and write things down, whether you're right or left. Then they send the information to America. No, no, they are here to trick the people."
Him: "And sometimes they teach 'English class' and that's when they start getting in your business! This girl (pointing to Hermana F), where's she from?"
Him: "Ya, okay. And her?"
Them: "United States"
Him: "See?! Spies from the States! Wow! Well, have a good day! Try not to trick too many people!"
Them: "Haha, okay! We'll try not to trick the people! Can we give you a picture of Christ?"
Him: "Oh, no, no, no, no! Nothing with Christ!"
Them: "Oh, okay! If you need anything, we're here!"