Sister Stevens and I have been going full throttle for the past six weeks! This has been the fastest transfer I've had so far. It seems as if it was just yesterday that I was picking Sister Stevens up at the transfer spot - where did those six weeks go?
This week we met another investigator, her name is Yesenia. She lives with her husband at his parents house, who are active members of the church. We're going to teach them the first discussion tomorrow. This week Sister Stevens and I went with one of our families to the church orchards and picked red delicious, golden delicious, and granny smith apples. Apple picking is hard work. If anything falls on the ground, you can glean it and take it home with you. We helped the family we went with glean a bunch of apples and she is going to teach us how to can them and make homemade applesauce and apple juice. We are also going to be canning tomatoes with her. I'm excited to learn. Everyone has been feeding us their homemade applesauces at dinner, and it's soooooooooo good!
I had one of the most spiritual experiences of my mission last Saturday during Rheanna's baptism. Rheanna is only 21 years old, and although her husband is less active he was able to baptize her. It was very touching to see him so moved by the spirit as he entered the waters with his wife. The spirit was so strong in the room. It was beautiful.
We celebrated Sister Stevens' birthday yesterday with the Huberts. We watched conference, then had a little birthday celebration. It's tradition here that the birthday missionary's companion gets to smash their face in the cake.... so I had the honor of exfoliating Sister Stevens face with rainbow cake!! It was so much fun!
I've been learning a little more Spanish and practicing more of what I learned in school since this areas Hispanic population is 30 percent. So here's a little something in Spanish for you to decipher:
! Yo se que la iglesia de Jesuscristo de los ultimos dias es la iglesia verdadera en la tierra y que gracias a Jose Smith y por el poder de Dios el pudo restaurar la misma iglesia y misma doctrina que Jesuscristo ensernaba cuando el estaba en la tierra. Yo amo a mi salvador y se que gracias a el yo puedo mejorar como persona y vencer cualquiier problema que me enfrente en mi mision y mi vida. Los amo mucho familia ! y los extrano mucho !
Oh, I found my camera, YAY!!!!
Sister Stevens & Sister Taylor after a long day of apple pickin' fun!