September 15, 2014
Viva Mexico!!!!! (Today’s the Independence Day and this was at a ward activity on Friday. We were in charge of decorating)
(In front of the giant cathedral that is kinda the main tourist attraction here in San Miguel.)
So I finally went and got my memory card fixed and that means PICTURES!!!!! I’m gonna be sending Mom a ton of attatchments of all of them to put on the blog, because if I send them all here I think the internet might explode. But yeah, happy day.
This week has been a rollar coaster. Unfortunately, our investigator Alejandro relapsed and went back to drinking. We were all super heartbroken when we arrived for our appointment only for his mom to tell us what happened. We actually saw him on our way to the grocery store, drunk of course, and we were like ‘You get right back to your house and don’t you leave until your mom comes home from work’. I was a little nervous at first, because his mom was telling us how he’s super aggressive when he’s drunk and I wasn’t sure how he would react towards us. But he was really calm and totally out of it, but he didn’t harm us or anything and I just know that it was because we had the Spirit protecting us.
It was also really sad meeting with his mom Antonia, because she had kind of relied on the church curing his alcoholism. And when he started drinking again, she didn’t want to go to church. But we were super bold and like ‘Antonia, you’re an amazing mother for having put up with all of this your whole life, and we know that you’re super worried about your son. But you also need to take care of yourself. And the worst thing for you to do right now is to leave this gosple. Because we promise you that Jesus Christ is the only thing that will help you now.’ And yeah, it’s just been a spiritual overload this past weekend as we’ve been working with encouraging Antonia again and helping her strengthen her faith. And it all paid off because she came to church on Sunday! When we saw her walk into the chapel we started crying because she had been so dead-set on not going. It was a pretty great moment.
I can’t believe that this transfer is almost over. We’re already on week 5 and since Hermana Hernandez is finishing her mission, it is most likely that I’m going to stay to finish Hermana Kelsch’s training. Which is super terrifying to think about. I’ve been junior companion for the last 7 months and the thought of being the one in charge is more than a little daunting. So what Hermana Hernandez wants to do is that for these last 2 weeks, we’re going to be taking turns as senior companion so that I can get used to being it. She’s also going to be going on splits with the other sisters who we share area with for a few days, and so those days I’m gonna be all alone. So I’m sure next week I’ll have a ton of stories about me getting lost in my area. But hey – it just makes this all more of an adventure.
Anyway, I don’t have much time left to write but today is the Mexican Indedence Day (it actually starts at 11PM and goes on all day tomorrw) and so on Friday, our ward did an activity where there was a live mariachi band (and it was awesome!) and a TON of delicious Mexican food. And yeah! I love you all and hope you’re all doing well.