So the biggest news this week... TRANSFERS.
And I continue here in Padua B, but this time with Hermana Espinoza.
can be difficult, and I would be lying if I said that I don`t miss
working with Hermana Morales a little bit, but Hermana Espinoza is
Hermana Espinoza is 23 years old and joined the church 6
years ago, along with her younger sister. She`s the first and only
missionary in her family. Her story is very inspirational in that she
has really kept firm in the faith and is a great example. I`m learning a
lot from her about humility and love, two of the attributes of Christ
that I would like to develop more. So I`m sure there are lots of things
we are going to learn together.
Also, this is her first transfer
as sister training leader, so I`m also in charge of training her and
getting her all ready for our first divisions that should be this week.
other news, we invited one of our investigators, Silvana, to be
baptized this week! She is super great. She`s seriously one of the
smartest people that I`ve taught and she has been reading the Book of
Mormon like crazy. It was a little bit complicated, because before she
wasn`t too interested in baptism, because she felt like it was a very
big commitment, but this time around she`s much more prepared and really
feels like this is the time for her.
Also, speaking of
incredible people, my dear friend, Marco, who got baptized two weeks
ago, received the priesthood this weekend! It`s so great to see the
incredible progress that he has had in the time that I`ve known him. I
love seeing his energy and excitement for the gospel. Oh, and he
already wants to receive his patriarchal blessing.. did I mention that?
Receiving the priesthood is one step closer to that for him. He`s
Also, fun fact: it`s been super cold this week. I forgot
about how bitter the winter here is... I thought I would have some sort
of transition between summer and winter, but it`s been pretty abrupt.
And so it begins, my year-long winter. Woo hoo!
But that`s all for now. Love you all!