Hoy (Today, Monday, Pday): Today we went on a little mini-hike. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Especially because it has been rainy, there wasn't as much smog. Pictures below. We almost died on the way up, but it was worth it. On the way down the trail ended and so we had to improvise, but we are all still alive and well :).
Ayer (Yesterday): Yesterday at church we had one investigator come (Hermana Mendoza) she is the coolest ever. She and her husband were the ones that were going to get baptized 2 weeks ago. Obviously that didn't work out. Things have gone downhill really fast with the husband and he still is avoiding us. They called us the morning before their baptism and canceled. She however, is as strong as ever! What a woman. She is still on board for being baptized and asked us yesterday to pray with her for a baptism date. We also went to ward council and heard one of the coolest experiences. With all of the things happening to the Mendozas we have really had to rely on the ward's help. We asked a couple people to call and invite them to an activity, and some other members they know to go and visit them. Hermana Mendoza said that she was in her room praying to know if this was all true because she is facing so much opposition now, when her husband said someone was at the door. Some members stopped by and bore their testimonies. Right after the relief society president called to invite her to the activity, and then another member called her to see how she was feeling. WOW! She took that to be her answer!!!!!!!! What a ward and what a woman!!!!!!!
Sabado: We contacted some people and went to the relief society activity. What a special experience for me, Hermana Mendoza, and all of the sisters. An ex-mission president's wife spoke and talked about how much she loved her mission. It brought tears to my eyes because I LOVE MY MISSION SO MUCH! It has impacted me so much, and I would never give up these experiences for anything!!!!!!
Later we went to go help the hermanas (Yeager and Killpack) contact in their area. We exchanged and they both had mapped out areas they wanted to contact and walk in. I went with Hermana Yeager. It was actually really successful (I hope they thought so).
*As soon as we got out of the car we talked to a group of people (it looked like there was a gang chillin' behind them....but we don't fear man!!!!) So, we talked to the people about the plan of salvation, but they weren't interested. So we walked on and crossed the street and in the middle we met a man who gave us his number and address. Then we walked through a park and met a family (recently made homeless) we sat with them and basically taught them a lesson about the purpose of this life. They committed to come to church the next day. By that time we needed to go re exchange back so we made our way back the same way. When we almost got to the car, a member of that 'gang' group flagged us down and met us by our car. We taught him the restoration and told him about the first vision, he was very impressed! He said he wants to change his life. We got all of his information. IT WAS SO COOL!!!!!!!!
Viernes: I went on exchanges with my dear Hermana Clarke. We contacted a lot of referrals and investigators I had never met. It felt really good to just go out and DO things. We met a woman named Guadalupe who basically is going through the same thing Joseph Smith did. She said she is going to different churches to see which one feels right. SO COOL!!!
Jueves: Taught our first piano class in the ward. About 8-9 ward members showed up. I taught them a really simple song on the piano and they were SO excited. It was one of those duets, and so I had to do it like 8 times because everyone wanted to practice it. SO CUTE!!!!
I also realized I know NO Spanish vocabulary for music... :)
Miercoles: We found a man named Jose (surprise). He is looking to have a better relationship with God. He is really cool!!!! Hopefully this week we will be able to follow up with him.
Martes: Went to go visit a current investigator Consuelo, when we walked in she invited her friend to come listen too. Turns out her friend seems a little more interested than her. Her friend is on date for the 17th of April !!! So cool!!!!!
That's it folks. IT has been a really good week! Thank you for your prayers and support!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you all! I love my mission! What a great place to be! I have learned so much that I never would've learned anywhere else! It is an irreplaceable experience!!!!!