Tuesday, January 12, 2016

It's already week 3?!

Wow. Week 3 of my second transfer. This transfer is FLYING by! And exciting things are happening!!This past week we have gotten 7 new investigators and 5 of our investigators have a baptismal date! The gospel is true! Let me tell you about some of our investigators.Veronica is from Guatemala and has been here for about 10 years. Her two children are still back in Guatemala and she works and sends what she can to them. She has an INCREDIBLE testimony of the importance of repentance and prayer. She wants to be baptized and she knows that this is true she has just been really sick lately so we haven't been able to see her. When we did see her last, we had an AMAZING lesson of the Book of Mormon with Hermano Morales (the 2nd counselor in the bishopric). He has a beautiful testimony of this gospel and especially gaining a testimony thorough reading the Book of Mormon. And when he shared it the Spirit was SO strong! Veronica is such an amazing woman who has been through more than you could ever imagine and she still turns to her Heavenly Father through it all. She is such an example to me of fully relying on God! 

Brian is 17 and a junior in high school. He has a 1 year old son named Lorenzo who is absolutely ADORABLE. His girlfriend Kaytlin is also in high school and is a less active member of the church. They are incredible parents for Lorenzo and Brian is very intuitive. He asks such great questions that really are his soul trying to search for the truth! Unfortunately we are going to have to pass them off to the English Elders since they want to attend church in English. Sad day, but he is searching for truth so that is what we are happy about! Their family will be so blessed from having this gospel in their lives.

Marta is from Jalisco, Mexico and has been in Logan for a long time. We met her while tracting and shared the A Savior is Born video. She has been reading the Book of Mormon and really enjoys our visits. She has 3 sons; two are grown, out of the house, and married, and the other's name is Junior. Junior is incredible. He is 15 years old and has Downs Syndrome. He is so sweet and loves the Book of Mormon. He goes to Special Needs Seminary, so he already knows everything about the gospel and loves it. Marta calls him her little angel. He truly is. He is probably closer to Heavenly Father than any of us! Marta is really starting to open up and let us know truly what her fears, hopes, and needs are. 

We are so grateful to be able to touch the lives of these incredible children of God. We know that this gospel will bless their lives and the lives of all of God's children! 

If you are not a member and want to learn more about the message of Jesus Christ that we share you can to go https://www.mormon.org/missionaries and request to meet with the missionaries (just like me!) in your area! 

Last week, we celebrated Dia de Los Reyes Magos (Day of the Three Kings/Wise Men). The Hispanic culture celebrates the day that the Three Kings or Wise Men found Jesus and presented their gifts to him. Instead of getting presents from Santa Claus on Christmas it is the three wise men who are the bearers of gifts. The children leave their shoes outside, with water and grass for the camels (like the cookies and milk for Santa), to get the presents from the wise men. We ate the traditional dessert of "Rosca" and it was great! We celebrated with one of the members in our ward, Tami.

Sister Clark, Hermana Michia, Hermana Lucas, and Me with the Rosca!​

It was really good!​

Miracle for the week! Our water heater pilot light went out as we were getting ready to go to the temple this morning. We called them to come over and look at it when we got home and then we found out that there were parts missing (safety guards) and the water heater was leaking. Hermana Lucas checked the knob on the water heater this morning and it was set to "off" rather than "on" because it's normally set to on when then pilot light is on. Not one of us changed it recently. So we are convinced that an angel definitely came and turned it off so we wouldn't get sick or die from a gas leak in the middle of the night. The guy who came out was really mad that someone even tried to light the pilot light because it is so old and there was stuff missing. He said that it's a miracle that someone wasn't killed! We are getting a new water heater in the next couple of days. Heavenly Father is truly looking out for His missionaries!

We got to go to the temple this morning and it was great! I love being able to go to the temple and feel the incredible Spirit that is in the House of the Lord.

Hermana Lucas, Me, and Hermana Michia!

And here is just one of my favorite pictures from this week!

​We are goofballs.

Onto important business. Remember how I said that our Mission Office asked that we have our packages and mail sent directly to us instead of to the Mission Office? JUST KIDDING! You can send me regular letters to MY address, but if it won't fit into a regular mailbox then you need to send it to the mission office. So now the correct information is:

For regular mail:
720 S 200 W
Logan, UT 84321

For packages that won't fit into a regular mailbox:
179 E 800 N
Logan, UT 84321

Sorry about the confusion! 

You are all in my prayers daily! I love you all and can't wait to hear from you! 

Love Always,

Hermana Café (Brown)😊

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