What a week! I am not even sure where to start.
First off, I LOVE my companion! Hermana Steel is so amazing, she continues to teach me every day and inspires me to be better through her example and diligence. She wants to finish these final weeks running through the finish, and I know that we will see miracles this change, we already have!
This Tuesday we got up, exercised, had a great study and we set our goals for this change, what we want to accomplish and how we are going to do it. We set the goal to baptize five people this change and with a prayer in our hearts and some extra sunscreen and bug spray we went to work. In our first lesson we went to visit the famous family of eight. The oldest sister explained that the night before they had a family home evening with another ward family and the theme: baptism. We asked her how she felt about baptism and she said that she was ready. We left the lesson with three baptism goals. After lunch, we stopped by to visit another family that we have been teaching for a LONG time. They have been listening to the missionaries for over a year, and they call themselves the “dry Mormons” because they know everything, they just have not gotten baptized yet. We had scarcely walked into the door when the mother looked at us and said, “Hey I just wanted to let you know that you are both invited to our wedding/baptism this next Saturday.” Words cannot express our absolute joy as we left that home. We laughed without the ability to even begin to express our giddiness. Before we could even continue, we had to take a moment to lift our hearts towards the heavens in prayer, thanking our heavenly father for all that he blessed us with.
From there the week had its highlights and lowlights, but I know that the Lord is blessing us for our diligence and obedience this last change, and as we keep up the work and seek to recognize his hand in all things, I am excited to see what other miracles lie in store.
I love this work. I love you all!
Hurrah for Israel!
Oh, and Happy early Fourth of July!!
Love, Hermana Hipol
Pics: I totally am secretly a butterfly whisperer, they are seriously everywhere!!
Oh, and we totally made chorizo…. I now know why it is on our list of diet “no no’s”