This week was so good! Also one of the most physically draining weeks so far in the mission. First of all we had 3 children get baptized on Saturday, which was so great! They are so sweet! However Macarena was a little bit more challenging this week....she is really really shy and basically teaching her the lessons and preparing her for baptism was a trial of our patience haha lets just say Hermana Nuñez and I had to get a little creative teaching a 9 year old who doesn’t like to talk. hahah
We had a service project for Rosa as a district this week. When we asked what she wanted us to do she said kill the cucarachas I was a little confused....but sure enough she had a huge pill of bricks and we had to move the bricks, and out comes a swarm of cucarachas! it was kind of funny. 5 missionaries stomping the ground for about 15-20 min...there was so many. Lets just say I don’t have a fear of killing bugs anymore....I’m a bug murderer.
So it is really HOT. Wow. Humid. its great. So for the baptism we decided to make brownies! Hermana Nunez has this recipe from one of her old comps. We also put chocolate sauce and dulce de leche on top to make them taste yummy. At the baptism everyone was like ¨What is this? Literally concerns me that there are people in the world that have never tasted a brownie. hahah After the baptism I asked Rosa if she liked the brownies and she said ¨si..but next time I think it would be better to not put the chocolate sauce and the dulce de leche on top because it was a little bit messy¨¨ hahah that was her way of trying to be nice and saying it was too sweet and she didn’t like it.
So because this week has been so crazy and we literally had NO TIME, we only saw Ruben once. On Saturday night we called him to she if he was going to come to church and he didn’t answer. Sunday morning he didn’t answer. we were starting to get a little nervous because he always answers or sends us a text if he can’t make it to something. We decided to call Gladys and ask if she has heard from him. She told us that Rubens girlfriend got kicked out of her parent’s house on Saturday night and Ruben told her she could live with him in his parent’s house....literally our hearts dropped. Honestly I wasn’t frustrated that he broke the law of chastity or upset that he could'nt get baptized....I was sad that he felt like he couldn’t talk to us about it, or felt guilt. LIKE NO! That isn’t what this gospel is about! We all make mistakes and we are here to help him! He didn’t come to church and all day I was praying so hard for him.....Sunday night we try to call him again and HE ANSWERED. We asked him about the situation and he was acting all weird (I think his girlfriend was right there) but anyway he said that he didn’t break the law of chastity....and has been keeping is goals for baptism.....and that he would come to our appointment today! After we hung up we asked if he needed anything and he said ¨do you think you could send me a scripture from the book of Mormon to help me with my current situation? DE DIEZ. LITERALLY HE IS AWESOME! a tender mercy...tonight we will find out the details....but not sure if Ruben will have his baptism this week....keep him in your prayers. Literally Hermana Nuñez and I feel like his life is un novela ahha
So Christmas! Another tender mercy....the church got a new computer with a CAMERA so we can skype for Christmas for 40min! And We get to choose the time so whenever you guys can :) Also I think the week of the 21st Pday is on Tuesday not Monday...so if you don’t hear from me Monday...tenga paciencia. :)
LOVE YOU ALL!