Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fun time getting ready for Thanksgiving! I love this time of year because everyone starts becoming nicer and nicer, haha! We have been sharing a lot of church videos this week about giving thanks to our Savior to get people in the mood for Thanksgiving! I had a lot happen this week so I am just going to list them:
1. We had Zone Conference this week! Hna Dunn and I were freaking out because we only have one more Zone Conference and then we go home, it was a little bitter sweet! We talked about church and helping our investigators understand the importance of the Sacrament! We also had the special opportunity of seeing this year’s Christmas initiative:). Everyone will really like it! It will be online this Friday:).
2. Hna Dunn and I managed to get all 4 tires on our car flat. We don't know how we did it but, we looked really funny trying to fill them all up, and calling our District Leader to ask him what number they needed to be at! They gave us a hard time for not knowing the number and we said we were sorry, but they didn't include that information in the "How to be a missionary booklet".
3. Road trip to Valencia because...... I HAD A SURPRISE BAPTISM!!!!!! This is actually a really cool story so be prepared. Once upon a time, a year ago, I helped reactivate and also baptize part of the Castillo Family up in Valencia. Brenda Castillo, was my first convert and was baptized on November 19, 2016. I got news that her nephew Paquito, who I also taught and reactivated was getting baptized! Paquito got baptized on November 18, 2017, almost exactly a year after his Aunt Brenda! I was so happy to be able to see all the people up there! It was so fun to do a road trip with 5 Hermanas, one was my past companion in Valencia, in the car to go up to this baptism! It was exciting!
4. Last little bit of news is that I found out yesterday, while watching the "Face to Face" with Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard, that one of my friends from high school got baptized 2 months ago! For anyone who was watching it, she was one of the host!!! It was great to see Eliza and also some more friends in the congregation because it was broadcast from Utah State University. I saw a ton of my college friends too! It was a wonderful “Face to Face” and I am so happy I was able to watch it!
Anyways, that is basically all that happened this week besides the fact that Hna Dunn and I have been sleeping on the couch and on an air mattress because our beds are terrible, haha. The mission is working on getting us some sort of pad so we can sleep! It has been fun though because we are having a campout every night in our living room! I hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving!
Paquito's Baptism!!! Selfie with him and his little brother Mateo!
Brenda, my first convert a year ago is his Aunt!
Paquitos with his mother and little brother!
This is Josue, he was taught at the same time by Hermana Johnson and Talbert. They asked me to be in the picture because when I was in Valencia I played soccer with Josue a lot.
Road Trip to Valencia with the Hermanas!
We found a license plate that got us laughing pretty hard...Missionary Life :)
These next pictures came from The CASF Mission Facebook Page of their Zone Conference
Mom Note: There are six zones in the CASF Mission. Zone Conference is a two day event in the mission. The first day is three of the zones and the next day the other half of the mission receives their training.
San Fernando Zone
Doing what she loves <3!
All of these cute girls are Spanish Speaking Missionaries!
Would not be Zone Conference if they did not have Role Playing :)
Sister Henrie noting missionary definitions of what a "Lit" missionary looks like.
And this is their impressive conclusion!
(OYM Stands for Open Your Mouth)
Receiving instruction from President Henrie.