This week was SO awesome. like for real. The greatest blessing of the mantle I currently have upon me as a missionary is being filled with love for the people I have come to serve here in New Jersey. Its never gets old. Ever! This week we had an awesome activity called Noche de Hispanidad. Its like "hispanic night" in English. Wow it's so cool to see the members in their countries get up. Us missionaries were assigned an American table. We made hot dogs, cup cakes and of course... root beer floats (I'm sure you can guess whose idea that was. hehe!) It was a huge hit with the kids! It was so cool because the countries would get up to dance before they could eat and wow... the temptation though to get up off my seat and join in the salsa was TOO real. To make matters worse, the members know how much I love to dance and would say, hermanita!! Go join them!! hahaha I refrained. Barely. We had a ton of investigadors and less actives come. Also, the less actives who came to church for the first time last week in years.... came AGAIN! That is huge. Two in a row baby. We have two part member families that I absolutely ADORE. they are young cute families that I just love. One of them, the husband is not a member and the wife less active and the other is vice versa but check this out. The spirit revealed to us in weekly planning that these couples need to reactivate and fellowship each other! Then we find outthat the 7 year old daughters of the two families are FRIENDS AT SCHOOL. thats an "in" then we tell the bishop that the member wife and the member husband need callings. So the wife will be the new gospel principles teacher and the husband is going to be the teacher of the sacerdocio cada caurto domingo! Perfect. So we are stoked. Then we have found a bunch of people contacting and we found one guy named B________ who told us that we are literal angels because he has been praying for people to come into his life that will help him overcome his drinking problem and find purpose in his life.... welp. We are your people folks. He made a hilarious comments saying "in all the pictures of angles, they draw yellow hair! You both really are angels!!" ahhah I guess thats one way you can define an angel. But he shows a lot of potential. So humble. Well that's all for now. But the work is movin thats for sure. I love this area, comp, the people. everything. expect for the freezing cold wind. but thats okay too.
picks from the noche de hispanidad