Monday, April 7, 2014

General Conference. BOOM!

Joke of the Week: Why do seagulls live by the sea? CAuse if they lived by the bay they'd be bagels!!! 
Quote of the Week: "lf you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." -Tony Robbins
General conference. BOOM! l loved it! l hope that y'all enjoyed your tortillas de harina and frijoles. mmmm. Conference weekend was probably my second favorite holiday back home. Here we certainly ate a lot of food.... but it was Cici's pizza :) Hahaha Elders turn into monsters in that place! 
l loved that there were so many talks about researching our family stories! lt reminded me of those family history coloring books that Mom made forever ago. 
We met with a former investigator this last week, we found that she's been fasting once a month, reading, and praying that her husband will let her go to church with us. She's AWESOME but her husband is extremely against the church. lt breaks my heart to see her struggle to keep the faith... But l know it will all work out. She has gone to a few other churches. She told us, (in spanish) "They all teach wonderful things about Jesus and the Bible, and how to live, but your church FILLS me! lt is the only place l've ever felt so whole." The difference is real! We truly have something much more than just really good Bible studies. We have the truth! All of it!
A family we've been working a lot with is going through a real scary time right now. The oldest son (23) had an artery tear in his heart. ln the ER, the doctors told him to call his family and say goodbye. The surgery required has less than 20% chance of survival. Well, things worked out, and he's stable right now. But l have never seen a family with so much faith! They realized immediately that this was a sign from God to help them prepare for the temple. They know now that they can't "procrastinate the day of their repentance." The Plan of Salvation is the only thing powerful enough to bring peace during a trial like that. 
oh ya! Happy birthday this week to STeve! And happy anniversary to Aida y Steve!!!!!!!! l can't believe it's been 7 years already! lt feels like just yesterday that l got to wear that reeeeeallly cute periwinkle dress :) 
Hasta la pasta familia! 
-Hna. Gomez
(l sent a present for Carlos in the mail (sorry Steve!) so be watching!)
p.s. President told me that he's working on my Endorsement
p.p.s. l almost forgot to tell about the awful April fool's joke we played on our elders!!!! We texted them and said that President just called us and said that he feels that Hna. Vanballegooie needs to go home, so that l'd be going to stay with the Sister Training Leaders until things got worked out.
The bike elders caught it right away, but the poor zone leaders believed us! They were like, "We're so sorry what can we do for you sisters??" And we were like, "Ah ya know, just have a good April Fool's Day >:)"

pictures: 

in between sessions Cici's trip with the distrito  :)

Me and Paulina Camacho! We finally got in to teach Elder Camacho's sister and mother-in-law 
 They send him "muchos saludos" :)




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