November 10, 2014
Ok well, this was a great week! Well for the most part. It was definitely a week of miracles.To start off, well, Halloween was great last week. We had an awesome ward party and it was super fun to watch all of the little kids run around in their costumes. Sorry I didn't write a big email last week. I figured that all of the pictures could make up for it :)
But as members, we never realize the people who are watching us and listening to every word we say. It was a few weird testimonies from Sunday that stopped them from wanted this gospel. Never forget the impact you have on every single person you come in contact with. That we are always representatives of Jesus Christ. And we need to act like that in every single moment of our lives. No matter where we are or what we are doing.Anyway, enough with the depressing news. I have some fantastic news now. Do you remember the girl Nayeli that I have been teaching for awhile? Well, anyway, she was super close to baptism 2 weeks ago but something was holding her back. She was basically just really scared. So last week she gave me a call and asked if we could come over the next day. That she had something she had to tell me and that it was really serious. So I said yes of course. But when I asked what was going on, she hung up on me!! I was furious! So the next day we went over to her house, and the YSA elders were already there and her good friend from the YSA ward. She sat us down and immediately said "I just have to let you know, that I can't do this anymore. I have been feeling pushed and I just can't. I don't feel happy anymore and I just don't want you guys to come over. I'm done. I just can't do it. I am so sorry." And then she just looked over at me and just kept saying sorry over and over again. Obviously my heart dropped to the floor and I just wanted to cry. But I told her not to apologize, that this was her life and we didn't want her to get baptized for us. Basically I just wanted her to know that she was loved. And I don't remember what she said next, but she was talking when all of a sudden she screamed and pointed at me saying "and you're speaking at my baptism!!!" Then she ran up and hugged us.... We were so shocked and so confused. Honestly I had no idea what was going on. haha but it was hilarious! They seriously got us really good. And all of the Elders were laughing hysterically. AND, they got it all on video, our reaction.
Nayeli and everyone who came!
Nayeli and I!