so my dearest el salvadorian family is progressing wonderfully. For real. the kids went up at church during fast and testimony meeting to bear their testimonies.. WHAT? they sound too good to be true right? Its so cute because the mom, said that they were looking for a house because they have to move in 3 months and they found a really good apartment in denville that they might have to move to, but then she said, but no worries, we are going to keep looking because we don't wanna move away from you sisters or from the church. ahhh it was so cute. you should have seen their faces when we told them that denville was still in our area and the area of the branch. so darling. the daughter (pictured) is 10 and i love the girl as if she were my own little sister. every time she prays she says, "please bless my sisters" ahhh shes so darling. she wants a selfie. its so funny because her name is jen so we call her J-Lo or Jenny from the Block. hahah we love them all so much. also, we got the boy scouts involved with the son and he will be going to the boy scout camp this month :) The mom, was telling us about a few miracles that had happened to her the very day that we visited her. she said that she only had 20 dollars. nothing else. and she needed gas to drive home from having done her grocery shopping. she said she prayed to her heavenly father and said that she had faith that with the very little money she had, he could do the rest and fill up her car. ive never met anyone that has faith like her. with the small amount she had, the car filled with gas. she said she was amazed. i felt the spirit so strong and i knew what she was saying was true. the first thing that came to my mind were the words of Mormon "have miracles ceased? NAY!" she said she also went shopping so she could by her daughter a dress and her sons white shirts and ties for church. she said she prayed before she left so that she could find a good deal and buy what she wanted with the little she had. she promised god that her desire was so her children could dress well to be in his house and that they would always forever do all they could so that they will always be at church. and what do you know? she found amazing deals and showed us the white shirts and ties and the dress. I got teary eyed when i saw the clothes! i felt this strong impression that these young sons will be serving missions one day and their first white shirt a ties was a direct result of the faith of an obedient mother. Mothers have such a powerful impact on generations that follow them. so awesome. they will be getting baptized :)
Another miracle. C____ GOT BAPTIZED!! so there was drama behind this. our ward mission leader... forgot? he went to nyc for the day... so that was awesome. sister dubon and went to the chapel to fill up the font when we realized we didnt even know how to do it and their were so many valves that we were scared of a gas explosion. by the time we got it to work we had to go into the showers and fill up buckets full of water and dump it into the font for the sake of time. (which is why we look so beat in the picture at the baptism) also, we set up all the chairs, make and printed programs AND made the light refreshments because everyone has about 20 things to do on a. but it all came together. it was a beautiful service. very small but reverant. the best part is that ISDEIVER BAPTIZED HER! our recent convert baptized his wife! it was so beautiful. its amazing to see the progress of people's conversion right before your eyes. she got the holy ghost
A_______ is progressing super well (the guy i jumped in front of in the street). he is coming to church and reading the book of mormon like a champ. when he came came to church, he had his book of mormon and bible in this like lunch box thing it was so cute! he when we visited him, there was a bbq and we eat with him and his amigos and he bought us these giant watermelons full of mexican fruit. sandia with chili pepper. it took be right back to a year ago when i was in the Mexico CCM. i got two!! one for each of us... way. too. much. food.
Love you all so much! keep the prayers coming.