|Red tie day at the river...? Heading to Colinas|
We are now entering the last week of this change. It's kind of a bummer because this companionship has definitely been a noteworthy one. Since Catucuago and I will now be ending our second change together, our companionship is probably going to end with the upcoming changes. Catucuago has been here in Santa Barbara longer, so it is more likely that he leaves before me, but we'll see. I for sure do not want to leave Santa Barbara.
This last week, we definitely saw the Lord's hand in the work. So last Thursday, pretty much all of our appointments fell through and we were deciding what we would do until an appointment we had at 7:00 later that night. We decided we would head up to this one area called Encantadora. We went there and visited a little until about 6:30. We got done there and we had to go to an appointment on the opposite side of the area to a sector called Pueblo 22 (I have no idea why it is called that). Catucuago and I couldn't decide if we were going to go in a taxi or not because I only had 3 Lempiras and it would cost like 20 Limps for each one and he would have to pay my way. A taxi came by, but we didn't get in because we couldn't decide; another one came by and we still didn't get in; finally we decided with the third taxi that came by we would ask how much it would cost us. He told us not to worry about it and to just get in the car; so we did as he said. We got in and we told him that we were going to Pueblo 22. He took us there and stopped in front of a house. We asked how much it would cost and he said he wasn't going to charge us because he was coming home from work for the night and he was parking his taxi. It was kind of crazy because we had already contacted his house before, but his wife came out and said we could come back another day when her husband was home. He asked us if we were going to be going to his house for the appointment and we said that we were going to another at that moment, but that we could pass by right after. He was super enthusiastic and gladly accepted. The other appointment we had set up fell through so we went directly to his house. He and his wife gladly received us and we had a great lesson about the Restoration with them. The taxi driver is super pilas (golden) and was extremely interested in the Book of Mormon and accepted the baptismal challenge. I am so excited to go back there for the second visit. It was so cool to see how God set up everything and guided us right to him. The taxi driver to us that before he had picked us up he was already going home, but he realized that his car was low on gas, so he decided to turn back and go fill up. After that he ran into us. He told us that he thinks God put us in his path which was so cool to hear from an investigator.
Sorry this letter is so long, but this next story is pretty similar. So Elder Catucuago and I decided that we were going to go to a part of our area that we have never been to before that is like a 30-35 minute bus-ride from where we live. It's called Colinas. It's a really cool place. We've heard rumors that there are a few members there, but we had no idea who they were, where they lived, nor anything like that. We had never even been there before. When the bus assistant asked me where we would be getting off on our trip there, I just said "The truth, I don't know." It was funny. But we eventually made it to the main town of Colinas and we were kinda just trying to figure out the place. Everyone looked at us really funny because I don't think they've ever seen Mormon missionaries before. We started heading down mysterious roads, not really sure what we were looking for, when we reached a point where we could start contacting. We saw a lady sitting down outside her house and we decided to talk to her. While we were talking to her another lady passed behind us and was like, "It makes me so happy to see you here," and were a little shocked. She then proceeded to tell us how she was a member that was baptized in San Pedro, but she moved out here and kinda lost contact with the church. We finished talking to the lady we contacted and we went to the house of the member that found us. We started talking about progressing the missionary work there in Colinas and how she could be an fundamental part in finding the members of the church metaphorically hiding there and getting them to the branch in Santa Barbara. We set up an appointment to have a Family Home Evening with her so she could invite friends and get some work going on there. It was so cool how she found us like that because we seriously had no idea what we were going to do besides contact, we only felt the impression that we needed to go to Colinas.
So lots of miracles this week. Our investigators are doing good. We have one that I feel like will get baptized here in about a month. We'll see what happens there.
Nothing for us to report on here. Just happy to be here.
*Mom Note: No pictures this week...so I'm including my screenshot of the current temperature in Elder Dority's area for today and this week. It says it's only 45% humidity today...and it "feels like 105 F" on the app. For some reason his pictures didn't come through this week, so I'll insert them next week.
Pictures added 5/01/17
|Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam!!! (Couldn't resist! ~Mom)|