Friday, November 20, 2015

Week 13

Well, not much to report this week other than the work is moving forward!

Yesterday was a really great day at church! We only had one investigator there, Hugo, but he got up and bore his testimony in sacrament meeting, so that was cool! Geronimo received the Aaronic priesthood. Luis was confirmed as a member of the church and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Both baptisms and confirmations bring the presence of the Spirit so strong. What I love about confirmations are the wonderful blessings that are promised. In most cases, the person hasn't had a blessing before, and it's humbling to be present for it.

This week, exchanges was with Sister Thayne! She's new to the zone, and has been out the same amount of time as I have (but since she's English she's been in the field a transfer longer while I was still in the MTC). She doesn't have a driver's license either which means.... another day on the bikes! Woohoooo! I felt bad because all of our lessons fell through so we did a lot of riding and knocking, but we made the best of it and met a lot of interesting people.

You can definitely tell if someone is a state-side Spanish missionary by the way they talk. We're always switching between English and Spanish, and it can get confusing! So sometimes we accidentally call referrals "references" (referencias) or instead of saying end, "terminate" (terminar, that one can get pretty funny haha) or say that people "assisted" church (asistir). It's a struggle.

I am really looking forward to General Conference this weekend! What a blessing it is to be able to hear the words of the prophets no matter where we are, no matter what language we speak. And to have three new apostles called! Woah! We've been encouraging our investigators to write down specific questions they want answered, and I want to encourage y'all to do the same!

I also have a new favorite page of the Book of Mormon. Not a whole chapter, just a page. And it's page 155 (Mosiah 4:5-13). I read it this morning and literally marked the whole page. Read it if you get a chance!

Have a great week and pay close attention in conference! Love y'all!!

Hermana Baker

Snow cone break! Don't worry, we gave the snow cone man a pass along card :)

Exchanges with Sister Thayne

Special shoutout to Anna and Rachel who MADE THIS SKIRT!! I love it so much, you guys are the best!

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