Well this will be a bit short--but that's because we have a wonderful tri-zone activity in Visalia! It's going to be a BBQ and sports at a park. Sister Croft and I are borrowing some camping chairs from a family that have the TEXAS FLAG on them! Haha. Way to represent!!! We are bringing two of our investigating young men.. we are POSITIVE they will love the 60+ Elders, free food, and massive capture the flag game. Haha.
This week has been awesome. We have been seeing our people progress rapidly and commit more people to be baptized!
One family we have been working with Sister Lemalu and I found through a street contact. She turned out to be a member, but very less-active. Well, we have been working with them and have seen miracles as the husband has quit smoking and they have been receiving the lessons well! This week they have two dinners scheduled in member's homes. Haha. Yes! She is due in about a month with a little baby girl and it has been fun to watch her get all of her baby things ready! This little family is always on my mind, and has been since we met them. I feel so privileged to have seen their growth and understanding!
We saw another miracle this week. We were knocking doors and a lady let us into her home. Her name is Berta. Her 17-year-old daughter has leukemia, and it is taking a toll on this family. She has AMAZING faith though and you can really feel it as you speak with her! Well, we shared a brief Restoration lesson with her and as we got to the First Vision her eyes got WIDE and she was amazed! Her response? "How beautiful!" Well, not exaclty since this was all in Spanish. She began to cry as she explained to us that her daughter with leukemia had a dream two days before where she was in the presence of God, but then a "guera" (a white girl who speaks spanish) came and helped her. Berta told us that she thought we were that girl. She told us she wasn't planning on being home at that time. Incredible!!!!! She is amazing! :)
I had leadership training this week so Sister Croft got to go to Visaila for two days. It was interesting to get to know President Gelwix more as all the Zone Leaders, District Leaders, and Trainers in the mission got together at the mission office. I feel so spiritually edified and feel that I have the direction that I need for the rest of my mission!