Hi family!! Well, this past week went by a lot faster than the first. Not much happened, but it was a better week. Our spirits were higher :)
Monday- After emailing we did shopping and had a bit of time to relax at home before we came back to the church and played sports with the other missionaries. We then ate dinner with the Rasch family. Sadly our 6 and 7 o'clock appts cancelled, so we ended up contacting a bit and then we had FHE with Sheila and her family. We read Ephesians 6:11-18 about the armor of God and drew a lovely picture with it. After that we had our "refreshments" and Hna Soto decided to warm hers up in the microwave, but forgot about it, and 3 minutes later there was smoke coming out of the microwave...haha. We opened all the windows and doors and let the house air out. It was pretty funny. The whole bottom of the dish was melted...Good times, good times.
((left) Note to self -- DO NOT microwave a cake in a plastic cup for 3 minutes or it will create fire...! (right) Lancaster...where you can find shopping carts ANYWHERE!)
Tuesday- We did service with Miguel and helped him clean up his yard and then we had a lesson with him and read in the Book of Mormon. We then contacted for pretty much the rest of the night until our appt with Claudia and Enrique was cancelled, so we headed over to a friend or Hno. Gutierrez and we taught him about the Restoration and it was a spiritual lesson! He is interested and already had a Book of Mormon. After that we ran by Hna. Ponce de Leon and shared the Armor of God with her as well.
Wednesday- the definition of Wednesday was contacting...having our appts cancelled..and more contacting. BUT we found some really awesome people who want us to come back. God has a different plan for us, and it is our responsibility to align our will with God's. That night we had a lesson with Chris about the power of the Atonement and it was, like always a good lesson. He is changing more and more every time we go over there! It is so awesome to see!
Thursday- We had a companion study with the AP's and we did this really cool role play where we were contacting people and we had to talk to them about other things for 5 minutes before we introduced ourselves. It was fun! I love just talking to people, it is a lot more natural and easy flowing. Who would have thought! We then stopped by and visited a less active for a little bit and then headed home to plan! That night we had a lesson with the Valdez family about baptism. The youngest daughter is turning 8 this summer, so she is getting ready to be baptized. SO the lesson was more for her...funny thing is is that she fell asleep haha.
Friday- We had district meeting in the morning and we did a similar role play where we got to know the person first and then shared a small gospel message. And then guess what we did..CONTACTED! haha. But here is a funny story for you all, we knocked on this guys door and no one answered, so we knocked again...a second later this guy pops his head out of the top window and he is shirtless and is like "I am busy right now, so it isn't a good time!"...so we asked if we could come back another time, and he was like "I am busy right now, so it isn't a good time..." The funny people we find here in Lancaster...haha. Our appts later that day were cancelled, so we picked a couple streets and knocked doors and we found a few interested people so that was a miracle!
(Valentines day!!...not a super special holiday for missionaries, but we decided to take a picture anyways!)
Saturday- Valentines day! The holiday that means nothing to missionaries..haha. But we contacted all day, and the good things was because it was valentines day, they were all nice to us! Win win for us! Hna Soto and I took ourselves out to eat and then we got some ice cream, thanks to my grandma :) And then we had a lesson with Pedro, and we also taught him about the armor of God. He enjoyed it! Like most people do. haha
(Okay, tell me what is wrong with this picture...HAHAHA...THE GIANT T-REX!)
Sunday- Sadly we didn't have any investigators come to church, but we had a guy named Mario that we met while tracting come to church! And he brought his friend..who didn't know any Spanish..so I translated...(well, tried to translate) sacrament meeting for him. He said that is was good. He has never met/talked with missionaries before, so it was a really cool experience to just share a bit of what we believe with him. Later we had a lesson with the Rasch's before dinner about family responsibilities and we watched a Mormon message called "Heavenly Father, earthly father". If you haven't seen it, I am telling you to see it! It is such a good message! That night we had a hard time finding people at home, but we made it through!
Well, I hope all is well with you! I am doing good! Just pushing on every day. I love what I am doing and it is crazy to think that I only have 5 months left!...
Thank you for all the support and prayers, I can feel them for sure on those hard days.
I love you all! And I'll talk to you next week!
Love, Hermana Aase