This week was crazy! I either have so much to say or nothing at all! You all need to stay calm though! haha! This is our honesty policy in action below! :)
Everything was normal until Thursday. I was on splits with Hna. Sanchez. We saw a woman walking up a hill struggling so we helped her. We carried her stuff and walked her home. We went in her house and she gave us bananas. Mine had bugs all over it. I was just holding it and I was going to "eat it later" she then came over and peeled it for me. That meant I had to eat it right then! I ate it and prayed really hard to not get sick. We taught her a lesson and she said the closing prayer. All of a sudden her voice got loud in the prayer and she grabbed my arm. She was yelling to God thanking him for me and my companion. She then bursts out into song and sings a song of gracias to the lord. It was gnarly and I was laughing. It was quiet and over her loud singing you could not hear it though! During her song, her arms were flying all over the place and she was screaming so loud! It was insane!
Hna. Sanchez and I contaced a reference and it was a lady named Carla. Her and her son were super positive and she told us to come back when her husband was home! We went back on Friday and there was another woman there named Carla too. Yes...they are together. They said they know they are sinning and if they recieve an answer, they will split.
Renè is doing great! He is praying about a baptism on the 31st of this month! I do not carry around my camera because of the crime, so I will send a pic of him asap! He bought us food the other day and made me eat it I had no idea what it was, but yes I ate it! haha he is literally so funny and he makes me so happy! He loves the word endure. haha! We started teaching English classes this week and he came! He loves it!
Familia Perez is awesome! They just do not want to get married! We are hoping to set them with a date for the 14 of June! We can only teach them after 6 pm so it is really difficult right now, but we are going to figure something out! Brother Abel told me I am chosen of God and in the next life I will be standing next to God Saying "come unto God" He also told me that he expects to see me in the next life! It was sweet! They have a 3 month old baby and people in El Salvador just feed their babies while they walk down the street, while they are talking to someone or while they are in a lesson! I was shocked the first time someone whipped up their shirt! haha! I am immune now!
Ana Ruth is doing okay! She came to church yesterday for the first time in 3 weeks. She works everyday until 6 and it is difficult to visit her!
Here is the excitement! I answered the phone the other day and it was my ZLs. They told me until further notice we need to be in our house every night at 5:50. This is for our safety. On Friday, 39 people were murdered! These gangs have no mercy! I always forgot to tell you guys, but we had to go in at 8 before this rule for safety. The new rule is from church headquarters and until the gangs calm down it will stay this way. Over 70 people were murdered from Monday to Friday. It is really frustrating because all of our progressing investigators can meet with us after 6 pm every night. We are not sure what we are going to do!
I prayed for a moment to test my faith...and I got it! I was really nervous at first, then I remembered fear and faith do not go together. I had to put all my faith in the lord! I know that as I am obedient and follow the rules with exactness I will be protected! You guys need to have faith too! Have faith that I will be protected!
I was reading in Hebrews 11 this week! It is all about Faith! You guys should read it and apply it to your life! :)
I know this church is true. I know I am needed here in El Salvador and I know the Lord is with me! I can feel him here everyday! I also know he is with each of you! Have faith in that knowledge!
I hope you guys have an incredible week! I love you more than you will ever know!
Giving ´em heaven as I glory in his name!!
Happy Birthday Taylor!
Happy Birthday Sophie!!
Congrats Lane and Kinsey on finding out your having a boy!!!
All my fam and friends in school!!! Congrats you are almost out for summer!
Sierra and Aliyah, Ella, Caleb, and Olivia Mathews! I was at a members house and Teen Beach Movie was on! It made me think of you guys!
All the peeps that went to Clarkston! That is a trip I love and I am glad you guys had fun!