We're still working with Gaby but things are rough right now. The father really doesn't want anything to do with the church so we're just trying to work with Gaby and Lorena. Lorena isn't sure what she wants and we really need her to pray and read the scriptures so that she can feel that it's right. We also celebrated Gaby's birthday Saturday. She's 11 now! Almost in Young Women's.
We visited a family (members) this week to work on asking for references and it was super spiritual. They talked about their conversion and how they feel about the church. I love the feeling that you get when they talk about this stuff. The joy that you can feel. I'm so grateful to be a part of the church. How happy we are. The knowledge that we have. I love it. My testimony has grown so much in the mission. I really am happy to be here. Sometimes it's hard but we push through.
We're still working with the family Gutierrez. We weren't able to visit them this last week either but we have a family home evening tonight that I hope doesn't fall through. They really are great and can be strong in the gospel.
We're working with two youth that are investigators from before. Sharon and Mishel. I don't know if you remember Sharon. We had high hopes for her before and she fell through. But we're working with them again. Sharon really is trying to find the right church. And Mishel is asking her mom for skirts to go to church so I think they're really working for it this time.
Los Olivos is doing well. I'm really happy to be here. We also have a new investigator this week. A recent convert, Alba, that's going to complete one year in the church in August, her daughter, Karen, is finally starting to investigate the church. She wants to believe but there's a lot of stuff that she doesn't understand. There's also lots of stuff that's happening in her life. Alba has a boyfriend and they're going to get married at the end of this year. So that's really hard for Karen to have her mom marry. But she's super smart. She reminds me of Anna because she's also studying chemistry. She came to church this last week for an hour so we were super excited.
I hope that everything goes well for you this week!!! Have a great holiday. Happy Birthday to Dad yesterday!!!!!!!!!! I love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Muchas mujeres, están sirviendo misiones. Muchas están preparándosepara servir; no porque no están casadas o que no tienen nada que hacer, esporque tienen un deseo de servir y son llamados a la obra. La razón por la quehay bastantes hermanas misioneras es porque en la próxima generación, nuestroPadre Celestial enviará a su ejército del sacerdocio a la tierra. Él quiereenviarles a madres quienes hayan recibido el entrenamiento apropiado y hayansido enseñadas en el evangelio. Y cuan mayor entrenamiento pueda recibir una mujerque el de servir una misión.” –Presidente Gordon B. Hinckley
I don't know if you can do a translate thing on this quote but it's great and I love it for girl missionaries.