This week was really great! We had zone conference and we left with so much animos to improve. They talked a lot about converts and less actives and the work we need to be doing with them and I realized we were not focusing on the mesnos activos and conversos like we need to be doing, so after the conference for Hermana Herrera and I made a list of the converts and less actives that we don’t know. We then prayed to know which person to visit the next day and one name stood out to the both of us. So we wrote down the address and found Melani. She is less active and was baptized about a year ago. She was so nice and then we started the lesson by singing “Nearer my God to Thee” she just started bawling. We could feel the spirit so strong and then she started to say how so wants to come to church but she cant because her mom wont let her go without her brother (who is also less active) and her mom wont let her go alone....I don’t understand why. Then JUSTO her mom pulled up in her car and Melani said, “ummm you guys need to go I didn’t think my mom would come home she only here on weekends” She begged for us to come back, so we are going to her house again today. It was great because after the lesson Hermana Herrera was so happy and said ¨we followed the spirit and we need to help her¨¨ It made me happy because I think it was the first time my comp had an experience like were she really felt like we were being guided by the spirit, and it led me to think back to the first time i felt like that and all the moments in my mission were you just know you have found someone by the spirit and just have a love for them.
Also yesterday at church was SO TENDER. Matias received the priesthood and was the first time he came to church in white shirt and tie, he brought his sisters to church, and he bore his testimony! Hermana Herrera and I just felt so happy because seeing one of your converts progress in the gospel is just great. I don’t know if I told you that we are teaching his sisters, Candela and Guadalupe? They’re so sweet, they are10 años (twins). When Matias went up to bear his testimony Candela looked up to me and said ¨Hermana Allen I want to be baptized in the Iglesia Mormon¨ ahhh the sweetest thing! They both love primary. Matias is all excited because he wants to baptize them!
Estefania and Josue are getting baptized this week so that’s exciting also! Estefania is the cousin of a less active and Josue is the brother of the less active (Clara). Estefania is so sweet. She loves the church and is so golden. The first lesson: Why do you want to be baptized? her answer. ¨because I want to change.¨ So sweet... before she had bad friends, did drugs, and was just miserable. I’m so happy for her!
Also I’m just going to say my companion is so funny! We laugh so hard together and she has defiantly been a tender mercy. Literally the fastest transfer of my life. So happy I have another one with her!
Have a great week! Sending all my lovin to you! Be brave. Eat a California burrito, and soak up the California sun.
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