Hola familia y amigos!
Well I'm here! In the great state of georgia! It's super beautiful here, the weather is so nice, and there are so many trees! Just no peach trees...but hey that's alright I'm loving it here.
I was blessed so much this week. First, I found out that I have not one, but two trainers! I'm in a trio! Hermana Ramirez and Hermana Bailey are both from utah, and this is Hermana Baileys second to last transfer and Hermana Ramirez has been out for about 5 months. They're both so amazing and great examples for me. And both are so amazing at spanish! That makes it a little bit intimidating because I'm still learning, but it's super nice because I can ask them any questions and they're awesome at helping me learn lots.
I've seen so many miracles this week and I absolutely love the work. We have been tracting a lot to try to get new investigators, and so many people are so kind and willing to hear the message we want to share! I'll just share about a couple. First, there was this family who we found and shared a message with and we had a return appointment with them so we headed over and then they called and said that they would be a little late but asked if maybe we could wait because they really didn't want to miss us and our message! It was so cool! We shared a message with them and the spirit was so awesome. They are such humble people.
Earlier that same day, we knocked on a door and a lady answered and immediately let us in. She told us that she had been wanting to call the missionaries but didn't have our number, and had decided that day that if we didn't come she was going to go to another church. And we came! She was super willing to hear our message and really wanted to come to church, but was embarrassed because she didn't have church shoes or a dress. We told her it was okay she could still come, and she did! We then we found clothes and some shoes that we gave to her to wear next Sunday.
Another man we met while tracting and it was just and single man so unfortunately we couldnt go in but we left him with a card and invited him to church or give us a call. We were going to refer him to the elders that Sunday since we couldn't teach him, but then he showed up at church! We were amazed because he didn't have a car so we didn't know if he would come because we invite everyone to come and they usually don't and he would have had to wak. It was so cool of him to take time to come to church and it was so fun to see him there we were all in awe of his faith to come!
Church was so fantastic, everyone in this branch is so friendly and welcoming! My first night here, we were fed by a member and she gave us all green foods haha for the "greenie" (me) hahaha. She had green juice, green cupcakes, and peas. It was super delicious and thoughtful of her! The members here are such great examples to me of generosity, charity, and faith.
Haha funny story, we were at a red light and some guys rolled down their window and asked what we were up to so we gave them the whole missionary schpeel and Hermana Bailey got out of her car and gave them a pass along card hahaha I don't think what was what they were expecting haha but yeah it was pretty funny.
Anyways I know my thoughts are all jumbled so this wasn't super well written, but I want y'all to know that I know this church is true, and I'm so so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary and a representative of Jesus Christ for this year and a half. I know that God loves us all so much. I love you guys so much too and I'm so grateful for your support, testimonies, and examples that have impacted my life so much.
Con mucho amor,