Hola familia y amigos! Espero que todo esté bien y que sepan cuanto les amo!
[Hello friends and family ! I hope all is well and they know how much I love them!]
Bueno, this week was an adventure. Filled with new people, a new area, just lots of new. :)
On Tuesday, we went to visit one of the investigators, Guadalupe. She is great! She is 16 years old and wants to be baptized. She just needs permission from her dad to come to church and to be baptized. He is rather strict and so it´s difficult. Then we had a lesson with Juan. He is an older gentleman. We taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he understood really well. We committed him to baptism as well! It was great! Then we visited a few members. Pedro is an elderly man who is a convert of two years. He is so cute! So sweet! Sandra is a convert of one year and is hilarious! That night we had correlación misional. It was a great day!
Wednesday we had to go to the doctor. Hermana Criddle is sick. The doctor said that she has a virus and that she needed to rest. So, after getting all the tests and medicine, we took it easy in the pension. Hna Criddle felt bad about having to stay inside, but it´s important to take care of yourself. I always say that you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of other people. Because if you don´t take care of yourself, pretty soon you won´t be around to help the rest.
Thursday we had district meeting and then zone meeting. In our district we have two other hermanas and two elders. The hermanas are in Leones and the elders in Marco Juarez. It´s interesting to be in a district where we´re not in the same city. In the zone, there are only 12 of us. But, I´m really happy because we´re not the only hermanas!! Wooohoo! That afternoon, we visited Guadalupe to see how she´s doing and then we went to visit Antonela. Antonela is 16 years old too but more hesitant to be baptized. She told us that she knows this church is true, but she wants to wait to be baptized. She doesn´t want to make a mistake and she also doesn´t want to lose being Catholic. We don´t know how to help her realize that this is the way. That she won´t be messing up. Then we came home to let Hermana Criddle rest.
On Friday, we went to San Marcos. It´s a little town that we have as part of our area as well. We went and visited Romina. She is wonderful! She´s a mom of two little girls and very prepared! We invited her to be baptized and she accepted as well. It´s just a little harder in San Marcos because there isn´t a branch there. The members meet every other Sunday to partake of the Sacrament, but it´s just the one hour. But we are very excited for Romina!
Saturday I ate my first noquis! [gnocchi] They were delicious!!! Anyway, in the afternoon, we visited Guadalupe again. (We go every so often to keep her spirits up.) We did a game with the commandments. Memory. She loved it! She is so prepared for baptism! She said that she just wants to be baptized! She´s so cute. Then we went to mutual in the church and I met the youth. Then we visited a member, Elena. She is amazing! She has an incredible story. Her husband wasn´t good to her and after years of putting up with it, she finally left. She didn´t have anything. She made her own business selling clothing and worked her way from ground zero. After years of doing this, she met the missionaries and was baptized. She is such a special lady!
On Sunday, we went to go pick up Guadalupe and Juan. Guadalupe didn´t come. Her father didn´t give her permission. We´re not giving up, though. Juan came and really enjoyed the meeting! Church was crazy. I didn´t know many of the people or how things work, but it was great! It´s a little branch here, not a ward. The members are really nice as well! At night, we did a bunch of preparing for the week, making lists and working out routes. It was good.
Anyway, it´s been a great week! Bell Ville is wonderful! It´s a little weird to be in a new area, but I´m loving it here! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!
Hermana Micaela Wilson
P.S. So there is a park in San Marcos with minions!!!