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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SEMANA 61!!!

Hola Todos!

Wow this week was GREAT!!! (haha) We are working our tails off and seeing SO many MIRACLES!! Wow, I don´t even know where to begin... Bueno (okay), remember that Mitai Juan Manuel that I told you all about last week!  Well He´s a miracle! We went to teach him on Saturday and the goal was to get permission from his parents to Baptize him. Earlier in the week, we had left his mom with the form she needs to sign so he can get baptized! She said she was going to talk to his dad and then sign it. She´s all for him getting baptized! (haha) So, when we showed up Saturday we asked his mom what his dad had said and she was like ¨He doesn't want Juan to get baptized.¨ Hermana Guardado and I just sat there in silence, super sad 'cause Juan´s like the best kid ever... After a few seconds his mom goes ¨Igual no mas voy a firmar solo necesita la firma de uno de los padres, ¿verdad?¨ ("Maybe not, but I'm going to sign. It only needs one signature, right?") She hopped up went and got the form and signed it! (haha) It was such a miracle, and Hermana Guardado and I were just dumbstruck! The best part, is that afterwards we went to leave and Juan Manuel started following us to our next cita (appointment)! (haha) He visited our next few appointments with us! By the end of the day, he had Hna Guardado´s name tag and everything! He even taught someone how to pray! He´s the greatest!  

Also, remember Milagros! So, she wants to get baptized really bad but we´re having trouble getting permission from her mom... Igual no mas...  con tiempo. The real miracle, is that she has an aunt named Nilsa that shared with us for the first time last week and told us she wants to get baptized and come to church! She´s AMAZING!! Came to church on Sunday and everything! Best part, is we´re gonna complete the family cause her husband's a member. They have two little kids that are the cutest! It was such a miracle, 'cause we went for Milagros but really God had another plan... (haha) Funny how that works! Only thing, is she needs to get married still... (haha) and we're not sure if her and her husband are gonna want to... (haha) So be praying for that!

Also, remember Pedro? Well he has a Sister in-law that´s also not a member! (haha) Her name´s Luz and she shared with us for the first time last week too! Without thinking, I gave her a Book of Mormon and marked 2 Nephi 31. Next time we passed by, I asked her if she had read and she said, "Yes!"  She didn't really share with us that time, but we invited her to church Sunday. And guess what? As we were sitting in church, she showed up with Pedro and his sister Elva!! (haha) I couldn't believe it! It was a pure miracle! We didn't really think she was all that interested, but I guess she is! Super crazy! We have plans to pass by and invite her to be baptized, so we´ll see how that goes! She´s also not married... (haha) So pray that she wants to be too!

So yeah, one more miracle for you guys! (haha) So on Friday, it rained, and rained, and rained! (haha) If rain's bad in the city, it's even worse out here in the campo. Everything's mud, and wet, and there're nasty frogs everywhere! (haha) But we were walking along and all of a sudden Hermana Guardado had the thought to pass by for an old investigator. I was up for the idea, since our plans were falling through left and right! (haha) So, we passed by for this guy named Cesar, who´s hardly ever home, but thanks to the rain he was! Little back story about him, about two weeks ago his Mormon girlfriend left on a mission. The Hermanas shared with him before she left and he hadn't really had very much interest! We get there and sit down and he´s like, ¨Hermanas, I've been thinking, I´m gonna get baptized and become a member.¨ (haha) We were SHOCKED!!! He´s the greatest! He's been investigating the church for forever but just recently made up his mind! He couldn't come to church on Sunday because of work but told us this Sunday he´s for sure coming even if he loses his job! (haha) Crazy stuff, he´s such a miracle!

To top things off, just thought I´d let you all know I used the NASTIEST bathroom I've ever used in my life this last week! (haha) It was a tiny little room without a roof, and I kid you not, a HOLE to use the bathroom... 5 thousand times worse than a port-a-potty... You just squat and go! (haha) It was hilarious, there wasn't even a door, and when I stood up to pull up my skirt I could see everything around me!! The members were laughing at me 'cause I´m so tall, I cleared the walls of the bathroom! (haha) It was an adventure!

ANYWAYS... that about sums up the week! It was a GREAT one! I love this place! (haha) Sorry for the extremely long email! Thanks for all your prayers! Love you guys!

Hermana Austin

¨For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday today, and forever, and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith.¨ -2 Nephi 27:23

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