The title of this email is quoting David our friend
we sang to at a retirement home this weekend.
Out of nowhere he told me that...
I am still trying to figure out what he meant!!
Well, this week was the FASTEST week of my LIFE!
So much happened too! I am just all around amazed!
On Monday, we had the most amazing lesson with Rosie and her husband Julio. We and Rosie have been pleading with the Lord that Julio's heart will be softened, and the Lord answered back! On Monday, we taught The Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson and Julio was taking it all in. At the end we invited him to be baptized and he said, "Claro!" Which means, "Of Course."
We came back on Wednesday and taught the Word of Wisdom. At the end we talked to Julio about Baptism and he said he wanted to be baptized soon! So Rosie turned to him and said, "Why don't you get baptized with me on the 29th?" Which is just the perfect amount of time! So, they will both be taking this amazing step in less than two weeks! I...am...absolutely...on ...top...of...the...world!!!
Now we just get to teach all the Missionary discussions in less than two weeks! This is going to be some big weeks of running! But I am ready to RUN!
Everyone at church absolutely LOVES them! After church we had three different members come up to us and ask to come to their next appointment. Some members even scheduled some of our next lessons with them. Everything is just absolutely falling into place! After church on Sunday Hermano y Hermana Torres drove Rosie and Julio and their children to the Temple in the Valley. They walked around it and absolutely LOVED it! It is so amazing to be working with this beautiful family!
BYE BYE COFFEE!!
HERMANA PHIPPS & HERMANA BOMAN
When we taught the Word of Wisdom on Wednesday, Julio volunteered us to take their coffee out of their house to kick-start their Word of Wisdom journey! We took some pictures at home to celebrate! But it was dark outside, so we took pictures inside too!
DUMPING COFFEE IN THE DUMPSTER!!
In Other NEWS... Guess What?!? Hermana Taylor has joined our companionship for this last week! Her companion was a Visa waiter and she left this morning for Mexico. So now we three are covering both the North Area and the Southwest Area! This is going to be such a fun, busy, AMAZING week! I am so excited to have Hermana Taylor with us and to go to the Southwest a bit! We started this transfer in a trio, might as well end it that way!
HERMANA BOMAN AND MYSELF
APPRECIATING THE BEAUTIFUL PINE TREES
IN THE NORTH PART OF OUR AREA!
For Language Study, Hermana Boman and I
take turns playing "teacher."
We study a grammar principle we don't understand
until we understand it enough to teach it!
It is so helpful!
HOPE YOU ENJOY MY AMAZING ARTWORK!!
MY COMPANION - HERMAN BOMAN
I must tell you about JUAN. He speaks complete SPANGLISH!! We felt like we needed to help him meet some life goals he has. He wants to quit drinking ~ so, we taught him about using the ATONEMENT to break free from habits. That lesson was so POWERFUL! I can hardly explain it!! Juan is just so excited to be coming closer to the Lord and he has so much HOPE!
It was truly BEAUTIFUL!!
And... for other updates... The BOOK OF MORMON play really hasn't done anything to hurt the work here at all. I think most people understand that it isn't what our Church is about at all! But, ... we are seeing MIRACLES from the Social Media Blitz that we did to counteract the play!
It is so neat.
Last Sunday Lucy, the Lopez' dog, had 2 puppies!
I got to hold one last night!!
[Mama Mary editorial note: "I think that made Emma's Cat 'Duckie' jealous!!"]