HOLA TODOS let me just talk about how yesterday was the best Sunday ever!!!!!! Wanna know why? Okay well let me tell you the story:
Also, funny story, yesterday a member, Hermana Hermés, saw Hammer with us and started talking to him, asked him if he was an ‘investigator.’ I heard him say no that he wasn’t an investigator so later that afternoon I asked him why he had said he wasn’t an investigator. He said well I’m not an investigator, what’s an investigator? I explained that it’s the term we use for people who are listening to the missionaries and coming to church but aren’t baptized members yet. He was like ooooooooooooohhhhh I thought it meant that she thought I was there from like church headquarters or something to see how y’all were praying and stuff. JAJAJAJAJAJA I just laughed so hard, like noooooooo not that type of investgator Hammer jajajajaja. BUT ANWYAY I’M SO EXCITED FOR HIM STAY TUNED.
Also, yesterday Elvin came to church!!! Elvin is one of our menos activos and he is poco a poco coming back to the gospel. It’s been a long process with him but yesterday was his 3rd assistance [Spanglish] which was awesome. Frank and Mauro, two JAS [??] here in this ward, say that no other missionaries, elders or hermanas, have ever been able to make a break with him and that just seeing him come back with us shows them that we are the misioneras escogidas por el Señor to help him!!! He is seriously such a good guy and I see a lot of potential in him. He will be a great member and leader in the Church once he’s active again!!
Also, SAMUEL CAME TO CHURCH YESTERDAY. Samuel is the nonmember husband of a really good member, Lili, and I want to teach him sooooooooo badly I know he will get baptized and be a really strong member of the church. Well I met him for the first time at the end of last transfer and could immediately tell that he’s an escogido. I’ve been looking for him for like a whole transfer now and haven’t been able to find him yet until YESTERDAY, when he randomly showed up with his wife to church! SO EXCITED TO TEACH HIM I KNOW THIS IS FATE AND THAT HE IS AN ESCOGIDO. I love seeing Pueblo Libre explode with la obra misional!!!!
Coming up this week: Friday night is the long-awaited for CHOCOTALENTAZO. That’s right, a night of chocolate and talent del Barrio Pueblo Libre. So excited, it’s gonna be a great ward activity! Also, Saturday is la tarde blanca! Aka all the missionaries with baptisms this week are combining all our baptisms and doing one huge service on Saturday. So excited, it’s going to be really special and powerful with musical numbers and a member of the stake presidency is even going to speak. If everything goes according to plan Ivan will be getting baptized at the tarde blanca!! If y’all don’t remember he is the father of the military family we met back in Februrary!!! So excited for him and Gabi, this is literally a dream come true!!!!
Well that’s all I have for y’all this week! Remember to always search, ponder, and pray 🙂 I love the scriptures and I love the mission!
Love, Hermana Butikofer