Friday, November 20, 2015

Week 15

At the beginning of this week Hugo calls us saying that he never wants to see us again, that he's done taking the lessons, that he doesn't want to go to church, that he's giving up. Hna Bonar and I were so confused! He bore his testimony in sacrament testimony meeting the week before conference and now he never wants to see us again?! So we were super worried, but then we go over to Luis's house a few days later and Hugo was there. And he's all happy to see us and said he just was tired and depressed that day, but that actually he's ready to be baptized. Haha okay.

President Drake has asked that the missionaries start doing 10 hours of service week. Hna Bonar and I had no idea how we were going to find 10 hours worth of service to do!! Saturday we were riding our bikes and passed a senior center and decided to stop in and ask if they took volunteers. And turns out we came just in time for.... BINGO!! Wooohoooo! They let Hna Bonar and I be in charge of bingo -- one of us would call out the numbers and hte other would translate for these two old Hispanic ladies who were sitting in the back. It got pretty intense in there, these people take their bingo very seriously. Hopefully this becomes a weekly thing because it was super fun! :)

Other than that this week was pretty normal. The familia Muniz, Carlos, and Rosa are all progressing towards baptism, slowly but surely. The members are always so kind in feeding us and coming with us to lessons. Luis got the priesthood yesterday. Good week!

The scripture I will be ponderizing this upcoming week is Matthew 7:21 about how we can't just say "Lord, Lord" and get into the kingdom. We have to DO the will of the Father. That's something a lot of people don't understand. Or they do understand it, but still don't do it! And as a missionary, my purpose is to help people understand the importance of following the example of Jesus Christ and doing the will of the Father.

That's all for this week! I hope y'all have a good one :) LOVE YOU!

Hermana Baker

On exchanges we saw this sign above the phone booth: CALL GOD. So of course we had to take a picture. Haha we're such missionaries. (Sister Boyd, me, Sister Thayne) 

After church yesterday, Hermano Fernando Torres held a spontaneous class we called "How to Tie a Tie 101". Carlos, Geronimo, Hna Bonar, and I all learned how to tie a tie, although we clearly need a little more practice haha.

Nothing beats a Texas sunrise.

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