Okay so this is a sorry in advance, but this email is going to be really short this week! This morning we had an amazing leadership conference. We started off going to Conce where we met at the temple grounds where the Concepcion Temple will be built. It was such an amazing experience where President Arrington talked to us about Consecration. How Brigham Young worked day and night with 4 hours of sleep average to help as many as possible make sacred covenants with the Lord, despite the dangerous circumstances. It was so powerful as we all stood around contemplating on how we can consecrate ourselves and help the other missionaries do so also. I felt the spirit so incredibly strong there and got a confirmation that without a doubt we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. We then walked to the President`s house (about 10 blocks away) and had the consejo. There was a lot of empasis on trying to teach in different ways and how to help others keep their commitments, since that is a huge problem here. Let`s just say, I have a lot to work on, but what would be the fun if we didn`t have anything to get better at right? Progress is key.
This week overall was great though and I absolutely LOVE working with Hna Ayuso. She is so full of energy and we are constantly cracking up. Her English is getting so good too so we have a rule that she can only speak English in the house along with the mission rule that the Latinos have to pray in English when we have comp study and in our meetings. This Tuesday, the day we got together, President called me in the morning to let me know that Hna Ayuso`s grandma passed away and that he was going to come to our house that day to tell her in person. It was quite hard for her since they were close, but she was such a trooper and wanted to just keep working right away! After shedding lots of tears, me included, she was a lot better and hasn`t let it affect her hardly at all. She just said after wards, "Well at least I know that in one year I can do the work for her in the temple and there are so many people out there that need to know that they can see their loved ones once again after this life. Let`s go find them Hermana Romney!" I admire her a lot.
That same day we even found an awesome family that is so willing to hear about the gospel so that was awesome!!! We have found some good people this week and are excited for their progress in these next few weeks.
Then the familia Cares Garay is doing soo great. They have been so blessed and the dad even told us that he never wants to leave the church ever again. They are planning on gettting married the end of this month and having Pilar (the mom) get baptized the same day. SO pumped because I love weddings!!!!!
Love you all lots and have a fantastic week. Thanks for everything.
Con mucho amor,
With Hna Ayuso