This week has been way different. I received a mini missionary. She isn't a full time missionary, but she's getting ready to go on a mission when she's 19. It's been an adventure! I have to teach her everything because she hasn't even been to the MTC or anything. We're both learning a lot! She's getting better every day.
We had a recent convert (a guy in his 70s who got baptized my first weekend here) with a taxi take Hna Vasquez and I to the change meeting where we switch companions. On the way he picked up another guy who was going to that area too. The second the guy got in the taxi the convert said 'Hey! Come on in! These are my Sisters and we're the Mormons! Here! Read this!' and he pulled out a Book of Mormon from the glove box. He went on and on about how he just got baptized and how it's changed his life and how he really ought to come to church with us. It was so hilarious and so awesome! The cool thing is that the guy is super pilas! He knows some other members and read 1 Nefi 1 in the taxi. We haven't been able to visit him yet though. But it was so cool to see this new member giving his Book of Mormon to a stranger and sharing his experiences. Ah! I love moments like that!
Last week I learned that I'm not a fan of cow tongue. We went to a members how for lunch like always. And she usually cooks really good! But I quickly realized that we were about to have a stew with chunks of cow tongue. I tried a little bit and it just weirded me out. The flavor wasn't bad, and the texture was survivable. But I could not get over the fact that there were chunks of an animals tongue on my tongue. So I strategically got it out of the soup and into the trash without anyone realizing.
Yesterday was a really good p-day. We actually ended p-day 2 hours early as a mission. We went to work at 3, because we are going to baptize 400 people. Hay que trabajar! But yesterday we went out to lunch and ate ALOT of really good food. We got the family special...4 hamburgers, 2 pieces of chicken, a pizza, and pop. We ate almost all of it and didn't think much of it. Then the Elders came into the restaurant and order just 1 hamburger each. Hna C and I just laughed. I'm glad the love of food is consistent in all of my companionships.
Sunday was a great day! We had our first baptism of March! It was really amazing because she's the first person I've baptized that I've known from the first visit all the way until baptism. Her sister got baptized last month and her brothers are already members. It was really cool to see the gospel bless one more member of their family. She is a really sweet girl and I'm so thankful to be part of her life. Her testimony is so strong and she's so grateful for all she's learned. It's such a privilege to be a small part of people's conversions. It's so humbling to see how much they thank us and love us for what we do. We don't do anything! We teach a little in a language we don't know. The investigators put it in practice. They change their lives, not us. We just get the opportunity of seeing them receive those blessings.
Keep praying for 400 baptisms! I'm excited to see it happen! Thanks for all your love!