Monday, November 14, 2016

Wedding Bells and a Wolf

This week has been CRAZY!!!! So many exciting things have happened and I am so excited to share them with you guys! I just wanted to testify really fast of the power of the Atonement, I have seen it work through me and also through my investigators every single day! 

Let me just go through what happened this week, Monday we went as a zone and we went bowling which was so fun! There was no one in the bowling alley except one random old guy and then all of a sudden 20 missionaries come in, it was pretty funny. I didn't do that bad too. I got second place!

This week we did a ton of service and one of them was at this animal park where we raked up dry dead grass and if any of you know me you know that was.... well not a good thing because I just happen to be allergic to the outside. So I stood at the top of the hill and supervised, more like I stood at the top trying to breath and see through my swollen eyes, good times.

Wednesday was an awesome day! Brenda our investigator GOT MARRIED!!!!! We are so happy for her and she is so excited to get baptized this Saturday. She is married to a less active member who has now been starting to come to church with her and their cute little girl Mary Jane. This is a huge step for Brenda and her family and we are very blessed to be a part of helping her change her life. SO BLESSED!

Friday we did some more service for a lady who has a farm. Some of the zone came and we washed her horses and played with goats. It was fun and don't worry I loaded up on my allergy medication so I survived.

It was just a week full of animals because yesterday we were knocking doors and this guy opened his door and said, “Do you want to see a wolf?” ummmm I was pretty skeptical when this random guy started to close his gate and go get his pet wolf. I was convinced this was how my life was going to end, being attacked by a wolf in this random sketchy town called Val Verde in the middle of the mountains with no service. (Don't worry mom it is totally safe) so I pet a wolf and also got pictures. 

This week has been filled with some fun little adventures and some awesome spiritual experiences. I love the life of a missionary! Shout out to PARKER my little brother for turning 16 this week and being ordained as a Priest! I love you bud and I am so proud of you!

Also it was Stanford Day this week so I naturally I had to make a German Chocolate cake to celebrate Stanford Day and Parker's birthday. The Elders were very happy about that!

Anyways I hope you all have an amazing fantastic week and here are some pictures to make up for not having any last week! Le Quiero! 

-Hermana Hadley

Note from Mom:  Stanford Day is a made up Holiday by our adopted neighborhood children that has been celebrated for the past 5 years. It is on Stanford's half birthday (November 9th) each year and it is celebrated by dressing like Stanford, doing your hair like Stanford, watching Stanford's favorite shows and eating Stanford's favorite cake. The days events end with smashing a pinata in Lynette's house filled with surprise items from cooked hotdogs to glitter in years past.

The Service Project while I was "Supervising"

The cake was so good!!

The horse I cleaned, we were good friends.

Elder Myers got attacked by the goats.

The Wolf!

Some cool old cars we found.

The one tree that looks like Fall and Hermana Johnson!!! :)

Note from Mom: 
We received this surprise picture of McKay at FHE last night 
with the Henao Familia!  She loves this family!