My appreciation for members who are involved in missionary work has sky rocketed so much this week and let me tell you why. so, sister dubon and i had to report on our exchange super fast to president and we needed wifi to do it. so we swung by the church cause it was close. as we were driving to the church we were talking about who would be a good family to really be assigned to the L___ family to have them as they continue to investigate and get baptized in the church. well low and behold as we enter the church this cute mom with these three blonde boys walk by us. we say hi and walk past and she turns around and says, "sisters, are you in the spanish branch?" we said yes and then she said, "are you teaching the L_______ family?" we said yes again and she went on to tell us that her son is best friends with J_____, the 7 year old. *back story* j_____ tells us a new story about the two of them every time we come over. but we had no idea that he is from a mormon family!* she told us that she served her mission in sweden (her children are fluent in swedish) and that she would be more than willing to be the fellowshipping family for the L______. she said her husband speaks spanish because he served spanish speaking. we planned a bbq at their home and it was so amazing. everyone got along so well. J_____ was jumping up and down saying that it was his first play date ever hahah its amazing how mindful the lord is of us that we literally ran into the perfect fellowshipping family. (oh and to top it all off, they live 3 streets from them) we would have never figured that out if it wasn't for running into Sister Nilsson at church!
The greatest testimony this week is how amazing the spirit is! this week it guided us to 2 less actives that we haven't been able to contact our entire 3 months here in this area. its so cool because sister dubon and i will both feel like we need to go somewhere its almost weird. like she will say something and i will be like no way i was just going to say that or vice versa. its so clear that this is the work of the Lord. I never get tired of have this random bursts of love for people i hardly know, and i never tire of telling them how much the Savior loves them.
sowas so eventful because.... THE L______ FAMILY GOT BAPTIZED :) for real it was so awesome. We love that family so so much. the night before, the mom mentioned that she didn't have any shoes so we swung by on our way home and i gave her a pair of wedges to keep and as soon as she put them on to see if they fit, her son grabbed her and they started dancing the night away. it was the cutest/funniest thing. sister dubon and i are still talking about it to this day hahah it made me want to dance (temptations... i miss dancing!) the most amazing thing as well is that maria's uncle happens to be a member to the church who was suuuuper less active. like when you looked him up on the phone it said do not contact. well of course, we contacted him and he CAME TO CHURCH THAT VERY ! he then bore his testimony during the baptismal service and it was so sincere. sister dubon and i were waiting with towels on the side of the font for m____ and j______ and as soon as we went in the dressing room with them m_____ said, "I feel like my soul has been cleaned" it is such a testimony that through sacred ordinances, the power of godliness is manifest. as we were sitting waiting for c_____ to come out, m____ whispered, "the next person to get baptized will be my husband" we are so excited to teach him. we will we teaching him ! he works all the time, but they are looking for a different job. he has seen a difference in his family and wants in on the gospel. we are excited to go with M_____ and C______ to do baptisms for the dead in the temple :)
Love you all!
Familia L______ with hermano robles (m_____ uncle who was super less active who came back!!)
Us with family L______ and hermano morales :)