My investigador Dolores was baptized on saturday and recived the Holy Ghost on Sunday. She cried like mad crazy. No one was expecting it because she´s super loud and out going... to hide her feelings. But when she lets here feelings out. oh man. They´re powerful. She had everyone in the room crying. She has an amazing testimony. I´m so proud! So that was flipping amazing! And a bunch of our members showed up and welcomed her into the family with open arms. They even bought her a cake to celebrate. How special right?! Now we just have to teach and baptize the rest of her family... that´s the tricky part. lol
Sunday was Día de Padre! Or should I say this whole last week. It´s crazy festive here. Everyone gets way into it. Dancing, cake all around, and hearts and ties everywhere! We even had cake at church on sunday. Not only do they celebrate Fathers here, but it´s kind of like a huge family celebration. Everyone gets together and parties all night long... we didn´t get much sleep this week because of it. lol Also, this week was also football. Alllllll week. So there weren´t people to talk to. Litterally. No one. The streets were empty and we´re not allowed to knock on doors. Not that we could anyways... since there are like 3 fences infront of everyone´s doors here. haha
Luckily, at one of the ward parties that we attended, there was this guy who walked up to the church gate and asked if he could come in. We were kind of stoked. He´s way cool! His name is Jorge Alejandro.We asked him how he heard about the church, and he said that while he was walking home from work, he saw the church. It was big and white and beautiful. He wanted to go in and learn more about it. Apparently he liked what we had to say about it, because he´s getting baptized in like 2 weeks!! Yay! Talk about a golden investigador!!
I can´t send you guys any pictures. Because Ecuadors technology is a bit behind. And none of the computers here except my camera. So I´m just creating an albulm on my camera to show you guys when I get back. haha Sorry about that. I loved your emails this week. They made my heart happy! I hope you´re all doing amazing. You´re all in my prayers. I know that the Lord is with you all each step of the way. Pray to him. Go to church, keep allll of his commandments. He´s given everything to us. The very least we could do is give a little back.
Oh! This week in the city, there was a huge iguana just chillin on the sidewalk. And Hermana Irala was talking with the member we were teaching with.. she didn´t see it. I didn´t say anything.. I didn´t want to be rude and interupt their conversation... well this was a huge mistake on my behalf. I forgot that she´s terrified of anything that moves that´s not a human. Anyways, when she saw it she freaked out! And by freaked out, I mean to say, she screamed bloody murder and fell in a whole. (Here in the city there´s construction everywhere. And lot´s of very deep wholes to fall into. Hence you have to pay attention at every step.) It took 3 people to get her out of the whole. Luckily she didn´t break anything. We had a lot to laugh about that night though. haha
Que mass? Hmm. I´m loving the fruit here. It keeps getting better and better. I haven´t even heard of these things. Did you know that there are spiky red and white fruit? I didn´t! And it´s amazing!!
Well, I think that´s it for this week. Stay in touch! Pray always! And invite your friends to talk to the missionaries! We need it. It changes their lives for the better. And you recieve incredible enjoyment and love in return.
Keep on keeping on.-Hermana Dodge