The title to this email was made by my district leader. Sometimes it is hard to always be creative but the good news is that I am always coming up with creative things to do in the work here. It is crazy to think that I have spent 6 weeks here in Ciudad Quetzal and that now I will have six more. For some reason at the beginning of the week I felt like I would be leaving here only after this one change. That made me a little sad since there is so much happening here. Then as the week went on I felt more comfortable with the change that would come. Then on Saturday, I had a feeling I wouldn´t be leaving and that I would be staying here. It is weird how I know things like this. I asked Hermana. Calero the other day if I had changes and she said that I did. Then when I had the feeling I wouldn't be leaving, I recived notice that there were no changes. Sorry this may not make sense to some of you, but I think it is cool that the spirit can testify to us as well what will happen.
Last Monday I went to a huge mall in the Capital called Villa Flor. I felt like I was in the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas a little bit. It was fun to go and explore a bit. Like always though coming back the busses are always super full.
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Tuesday we had a zone meeting which was really nice. I really love Zona Milagro because we have really great leaders and they are really pushing us to be our best and have a great plan. I feel inspired to reach even higher and do my best when I am with them. Our Stake President even comes to our meetings with our zones and shares the best insights and gives the best advice. After the zone meeting my companion and I rushed to Quetzal to eat, get our things and then leave for divisions with the sister training leaders. Hermana Calero is leaving to go home since she has been here 19 months. For the last division she wanted to have it with me. I loved working with her.
There is a man in her area that has been an investigator for about 23 years or more. I had a lesson and talked about my experiences and how we cannot just be idle with the things that we know. I also explained about when I was baptized and how I wish I wouldn´t have waited so long to make that step when I knew it was true. After that he told Hna. Caleo that he would be getting baptized in a month. She was so amazed and it felt truly amazing.
Wednesday we ended our divisions and I went back to my area. I am happy to report that I am seeing miracles wherever I am here in Guatemala but especially in the area that I am working in. It is so much fun to leave every morning not knowing how things will go or who I will meet. At the end of the day while waiting for a bus, my companion and I were talking to these little kids. They asked us who we were and if we could teach them something in English. Then when the bus came they all chased it as it left saying bye and thank you. How cute right?
Thurday, we started teaching a lot more new families. It was so funny in one of the lessons, because after it was over we asked one more time if anyone had and questions or needed anything. There was one little daughter who asked if she could go and live with us. I love little kids so much! We also met with a part member family for the first time and set a date with the husband. He has read the Book of Mormon and knows that it is ture. He has not once met with misisonaries because he was always afraid of what his family would think. It is such a great feeling to feel the spirit working through us.
Friday I was a little sad when I went to the Aparicio families house and they were doing some things they shouldn´t. We ended up not having an official lesson but we talked with Jazmin the mom and she spoke about all of the ways their family is changing for the better especially with her husband. It was nice to see how even they are noticing the differences and while they are not yet ready to be baptized they are preparing for this Grande Paso.
This was also the day of Elder Mendoza´s birthday so we went as a district to eat lunch at a members house. The food was really good and she had us take pictures as little people with our shoes at our knees which was funny. We even sang head, shoulders, knees and toes for her.
Saturday we used the time we had for lunch to cook since we do not have a Comedor on Saturday or Sunday. I was really excited for this because I really love to cook and teach others as well. We made a tuna casserole which is my companions favorite food and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. When I have a family I want to share meals with people and invite them over to eat,
|Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies|
that would be so much fun and would be a great way to share the gospel with good food, fun and the spirit.
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This Sunday was fast Sunday here and there was a lot that needed to get done. We always leave the house on Sunday at 6am to help get people ready. This week we did a lot of service and knocked on a lot of doors. Then at church the elders had an investigator family who was there. The little two year old felt weird and didnt want to go to her class. The mom was out in the hall with her so I took them into a classroom and made a special little lesson for her. She really liked that and went to the last class by herself.
Later in the day we contacted two new families who are now our investigators as well. Something happened with the mom and we just clicked. They are like my best friends here which is really cool. We get along really well and I am excited to work with them more. Well That is about it for the week. I hope that you have a great week and I will right again next week. Adios!!!!