mis-sion-ary (noun)
someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may be with their families for Eternity.

Monday, March 10, 2014

1 month in the field!

I survived my first earthquake!! It was at 1:30 in the morning (I think on Tuesday), it was like 45 second long and 5.5 magnitude.

Needless to say it has been one heck of a week... rollercoaster. 
We had some big miracles this weekened though! Friday night we went over to a family's home for a visit. The son used to be inactive as well as his mom tambien. We found out he was going to recieve the M priesthood and we were with him when the Elders called to tell him he would be baptizing "K" y su niño. Miracle #1! Miracle 
#2, his abuela was coming into town. Miracle #3, his dad (who has been working 2 shifts at work every day) had dis libre (the day off). His dad, "A" Papa, is our investigator so he went with us to stake conference, witnessed his son receive the priesthood, and attended a baptism! What a spiritual  day!!! We went and gave a spiritual to them Saturday night tambien. The abuela hasn't been to church since her husband died, but during the lesson she started crying and said something has been missing from her life and she will be going back to church. YAY! We committed "A" Papa to be baptized the 23 of Marzo. We had a lesson with him last night and he is going to quit smoking. (pray for him to have the strength to overcome this habit) 

"K" and her son who is 8 were was baptized yesterday :) super awesome! She wasn't our investigator, but she is in our ward. We did service for her at her house, so we have a relationship with them. We waited with her on the side of the font while he was baptized and afterward, they just hugged and kissed and were just glowing. It was such a sweet moment; so happy and pure.

Saturday and sunday were  stake conference and man it was super great! Elder Garcias of the 70 was there. He talked about missionary work on saturday and it was super good. DyC 88:81, we need the members help in rescuing these souls! We must row the boat TOGETHER unto salvation. Sunday was all about families and how the home is a place of love and support where we can learn and grow. It is so important that children are taught the principles of the gospel in the HOME. This gospel is the way to happiness; we need to defend the truth with all that we hare. We need to especially protect our families...these are the last days and we need to be prepared to fight against Satan at all times. 

Oh yeah, friday we put on a plan de salvacion, talk about stressful! so last minute, but it turned out super well. Then, the next day we had to teach a lesson about motivation in Zone Conference. Talk about no time to prepare! lol. Such is life as a missionary;) 

Our very first lesson teaching this guys named "E", we committed him to baptism for the 30 of Marzo and he accepted...we are super stoked! 

Thank you for all the support and love from home! 

Much love,
Hermana Thompson

this chicken reminded me of grandma! 

1 kilo empanada!

walk to Pomaire with my zone

shopping in the tiendas
 isn't the sky beautiful here?!

missionaries on the micro!

a good day with Presidente Barreioros y his wife!

I have a pololo ( a 2yr. old boyfriend) ;)
isn't she the cutest thing!

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