This week I found out that we will get to go to the temple in September! I also found out that on the 8th of September we will get to go to a Cincinnati Reds game as a mission! Stay tuned...
We found an amazing family this week! The Dad is Guatemalan and learned Spanish as his second language, then learned some English when he came here. The Mom is a full-blooded Sioux Indian. Their kids are just about as Lamanite as you can get... =) But the sad thing is that the kids and the Mom don't speak much Spanish, so we're probably going to have to pass them along to the English Elders...
This week we had a really cool miracle happen. We had some plans fall through, so we had an hour left in the day with nothing planned. We decided to pray and ask for help to know what to do. As soon as we finished our prayer, a truck turned the corner, stopped a few houses away from us, and a Hispanic got out and started to walk to his house. It was almost as if we had been delivered a Hispanic to talk to! We went and talked to him, set up a time to meet, then went to say a prayer of thanks. When we finished that prayer, we saw another Hispanic down the street, so we went to talk with him. After that, we remembered a potential we had in the GPS, so we went and knocked the door, and a really nice lady answered who invited us back. It was a really productive hour!
We had an amazing zone conference this week. President Porter taught us about the Doctrine of Christ and on how to get rid of negative and doubtful thoughts. It was probably one of the best talks I have ever heard; I wish I could have recorded the whole thing!
As we were walking down the street one day, we passed by a house with a few very obvious signs that Hispanics lived there. First off, there were tomatillo plants in the front yard. Second, there were Hispanics out front bathing their Chihuahuas. I have never seen anyone bathe a Chihuahua until that day.
We had the 1st Semi-annual Batalla de Los Tacos this saturday. We had a super good turnout, and we ate some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. The branch is really pulling together and working hard to fellowship and help the work here get moving.
We got a new Branch Mission leader. I'm excited to start working with him.
E---- is all set for baptism! I'm super excited for him!
Sorry this email is a little disconnected.
I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth and that as we work to spread the message of the gospel, we are helping our brothers and sisters come to knowledge of how they can have more peace and happiness now and eternal life in the life to come.
Have a great week!