That is all of my penned up energy that I had to release all of a sudden. Appreciate it.
Well, this was great week! With a lot of miracles! We had a lot of lessons and were able to teach a lot of people. Which is always a good thing. This area is amazing and we have so many incredible people prepared for this gospel. But it is also frustrating because there is always an obstacle preventing them from being baptized. We thought we would have about 5 baptisms this month but most of them have to be pushed back to next month. Which is a bummer but completely fine because we know it is the will of the Lord.
BUT a huge miracle has happened this week! So we are teaching Clara and she is one of the most incredible women I have met in my life. She reminds me so much of Yesenia in Eagle. She has such a strong testimony after just a month and she reads the BOM every single day. Plus she has read ALL of the talks from conference and has kept every single commandment from the moment we taught her! The only thing that has held her back from being baptized is her "husband" Rodrigo. He just refuses to marry her. Not because of any reason but he is just too lazy and afraid of commitment. But I still love him. But he is breaking Clara's heart. She just wants to help her family but doesn't want to force him to be with her. Now she feels insecure and all she wants to do is be baptized and follow God. But on Saturday she told us that Rodrigo FINALLY agreed to marry her! Which is a huge miracle!! Clara was so happy and we were ecstatic! But he doesn't want it to happen this week. But we are expecting it to happen so she can get baptized this Sunday. We aren't sure how but it will happen.
And Clara came to church and had her baptism interview afterwards. She passed and is completely ready. We will see what happens this week.
This week I had exchanges with Sister Gailey, who I adore completely. We are basically the same person inside and we have the easiest friendship. We can just laugh and be ourselves. So exchanges were a blast and just a time to relax. And I love my companion Sister Tew with all of my heart! She and I have become best friends and have plans to visit Australia together as soon as I get home :) Sorry family haha. And I am so sad that we only have one week together left. I do not like seeing all of my favorite people in this entire mission go home without me. It makes me feels kind sad at times haha. But I know I will be with them again in only a few short months. And it will go by way to fast.
Crazy story for the week. On my mission I have never felt so disgusting in my entire life and so attractive at the same time. It is because we visit super ghetto apartment buildings or are around sketchy areas. And there are always drunk men who leer at us with no shame. If we walk up stairs, they automatically walk underneath the stairs. It is gross. anyway, the other day we had an encounter with a group of drunk men who kept trying to get us in their apartment to teach them. They won't ever try anything but they just think they are hilarious when they talk to us. They have no idea how ridiculous they look. And how annoyed we get. But it is kind of the story of our life here. And we deal with this almost every day. Actually, multiple times a day. Oh well, it only prepares you more for real life.
Well, this is the last week of transfers! I will find out what will be happening this weekend. I am pretty sure I am staying because Hermana Tew is going home and I don't think President has plans to white wash the area.
I love my mission and I love the miracles we see every single day! Love you all!