Monday, September 9, 2013


So it hasn't even been a week and I get to e-mail you again yay!

So this week was really busy but really good. The boys have a baptismal date! September 21st! We asked them to be baptized again and Alfonzo threw his hands in the air and said SI SI SI!! Alex was a little more hesitant but we told them to both pray about it and when we came back they said they did and they felt really good about being baptized. Things are just really falling into place with them. For the longest time we have been asking them if we can talk to their parents and they have told us no, not yet. We have been praying really hard to have the chance to talk to them. This past week when we went over to their house their parents were outside on their porch and we got to talk to them! They have a lot of questions and so we have an appointment with their mom tomorrow. It was such a miracle being able to talk to them.

Things with Roci are going really well too. We also have been wanting to talk with her husband for the longest time but he is always at work. But yesterday we got the impression that we should go visit her and guess who was there? Her husband! He had A LOT of questions. And at first he was saying a lot of pretty rude things about our religion and just disagreeing with everything. But by the end of our discussion he softened up and he said that everything made a lot of sense and that he wants us to come back. We taught him how to pray and how he is never alone. We let him know that he has a Heavenly Father who loves him more than he could even imagine.

 It's incredible how some people don't even know the simplest truths. The experiences we have out here really make me take a step back and think about how grateful I am to have this Gospel in my life. And it has really made me think about how the simplest truths can be the most powerful and testimony building. And I have realized that when you come to know that you are a child of God and he loves you, your whole way of thinking can change. Simple truths are powerful and amazing!

On Friday, Hermana Arcila went on another missionary exchange and I was in charge of the area again! Sister Perks was my companion for the day. We saw a lot of miracles and man we slept good that night. It was an exhausting but great day.

I love you all so much and I hope you have a great week! Seriously love you guys!

Hermana San Juan

1 comment:

  1. How fun to get to read two new posts today! I have been out of town, so it's fun to catch up. SO MANY LITTLE MIRACLES!! I love how you recognize them and how it is so clear that Heavenly Father is really in charge of this work and you are His helpers. I was so happy to hear that Alfonzo and Alex are getting baptized!!!! September 21st will be such a great day. I hope things fall into place with their parents too. And Roci and her husband? Yay! I hope that moves forward as well. You are doing such a great work in Houston. Keep it up!! You are greatly loved back here in B-town and lots of prayers are being said for you and those you are teaching. Have a great week!

    Aunt Julie (and Tom too)