July 27, 2015
It feels long and short at the same time. It has been a super weird couple of days for our companionship! We have done a lot of driving and a lot of STL things that took up quite a bit of time.
Good news first! Angel is getting baptized on Sunday! He told us that he is going to ask for work off, and if he doesn't get it he is going to quit. But he's not worried about that because he is a great worker and his boss won't want to lose him. So we will have a baptism on Sunday! He is so awesome and so ready! He is going to be a great addition to the Bella Vista ward here in the McLean stake along with the family that will be getting baptized with him! We are so excited!!!
Also, we are going to do baptisms for the dead with a recent convert tomorrow, so that will be even more exciting!
I passed my year mark on Thursday and I have posted some pictures of it on my iCloud Photo Album, so if you want to see them send me an email so I can invite you to it :)
We had an awesome lesson with the Maltez family! Hna Maldonado came with us to teach them and it was really powerful. We were able to teach it in a way that Maria understood it all a lot better. Also, we got a lot of members in the ward to help invite them to activities and to church this week, so they will be coming the the noche de hogar tonight at Bishop's house and also they are going to stay for all three hours of church next week! Things are starting to happen because the members are so willing to help us :)
On Friday we had a trio day. Hna Moleli was the only one in her district that wasn't going to the temple, so we adopted her! We drove to Centerville in the morning, then drove to Herndon for a doctor’s appointment, the home for an hour in McLean. Then we met with the other STLs in Burke, then ate lunch with a member in Falls Church and then took Hna Moleli back to Centerville and drove home. It was crazy and there was a lot of traffic. We drove 114 miles and we were in the car for about four hours. Probably one of the longest days I have had on my mission. But it was fun and we got to talk to Hna Moleli about a lot of things. Fun fact, she's from LA :)
Church yesterday was amazing! I feel like I learned a lot more than usual and that everyone was really following the spirit. We had a few talks on keeping the Sabbath day holy, Gospel Principles was all about faith, and Relief Society was about defending the Family Proclamation. It was amazing and I loved that our investigators were there to hear and feel it all.
That's really all that has happened in the last few days. I hope all is well for you! Take care, love you all!
|Companions July 2015|
|DC Temple Visitors Center July 2015|
|Nametage in front of DC Temple July 2015|
|The Cordoba Family|