On pday all of the sisters cooked Peruvian food in the stake center and the oven exploded so we almost died...but we didn’t...everyone survived without harm (just 2 mildly burned skirts) and the food turned out yummy so all’s well that ends well.
We visited again with Silvia and she still has lots of questions and she still does not understand why she needs to get baptized again but we have a great lesson plan that we will be teaching her today that will help her understand better the authority of the church, and the importance of baptism with this authority. I am excited, I feel like when she grasps the importance of it all she will accept fecha!
Amador told us this week that he needs to decide between the Catholic Church and our church. He told us that it is a hard decision because he feels peace in the both churches. We told him that he has to pray and ask God which is the right church and that God will never lead him astray. Well Amador came to the last session of conference and although he was a little confused he said that he liked it and that some of the talks were just for him! He said that he wants to continue learning more and attending our church! It is a slower process with him but he is progressing!
We also found 2 new investigators this week who are Victor and Maria Victoria. They are a young couple and the husband had listened to the elders when he was a kid but never got baptized. Victor suffers from muscle cancer and is going through lots of tests and stuff so that he won’t have to lose his leg. They are very kind people with lots of faith and confidence in God. I am excited to start teaching them the restored gospel so that they can find more strength and truth in their lives.
We have been struggling for this whole past transfer with getting people to accept fecha but we finally got one this week!! Her name is Monica and she is awesome! This week we will also get the change to meet her husband and so then we will be teaching a complete family Woohoo! The hard work pays off.
The general conference was a perfect close to this great week. I was very touched by all of the talks and I felt like the majority was given just for me. It was great for me to do a self-evaluation and to think about what I lack as a missionary and as a child of God and what I need to do to improve myself. It was the most spiritual general conferences that I can remember and I am willing and excited to apply what I have learned to my life.
We also got transfer calls last night and Hna Avalos and I will be staying together 1 more transfer! I am very happy! It took us a while to get used to each other but now I we are getting to be good friends.