The next roll out of iPads will be soon, and this mission reeeally wants them! Please pray for this mission that we will get iPads!!! Thank you!
Now on to your regularly scheduled email! This week has been pretty... Interesting. As usual, right? But really! Wednesday morning there was a world-wide missionary broadcast from Salt Lake. All the missionaries in our stake got together in the Relief Society room of our stake center and watched it. As we sang hymns and listened to the speakers, I felt such a unity knowing that nearly all the missionaries around the world were singing with me, were hearing the same words from the same inspired speakers. We were told to focus on teaching repentance and baptism in every lesson we participate in, whether it be with an investigator or a member. Repenting leads people to be baptized which leads them on the journey of making more covenants with their father in heaven and preparing to return to Father in Heaven and to stay with Him.
We taught the Macias family twice this week. The younger girls and I have a really strong bond, and when we have time after the lessons, I'll draw princesses in their sketchbooks, and they'll draw flowers and princesses in mine. The faith they have in Jesus Christ is magnificent. They're all so excited for baptism, and signed all the paperwork, and are choosing someone to baptize them, and are praying, and reading the Book of Mormon, and are amazing. The love I have for them is a love that I didn't think possible. I love them like my own family. I know that what I feel for them is a mere fraction of what the Savior feels for them, and we remind them every lesson that Christ knows them, loves them, and is so proud of them for making this decision. I never thought that I'd be a part of an entire family's conversion. This is a testimony to me that Heavenly Father loves His children. He loves the Macias family and prepared them for learning about the Gospel from Sister Roberts and me. But He also loves me because being a part of this is something beyond my wildest dreams. I'm so grateful for them, for my Father, for my Savior, for my dear companion, and for this mission!
Speaking of Sister Roberts, the poor thing is sick yet again! She was bed-ridden for two days straight, and while she rested, I read every single Ensign in our apartment, we watched The Testaments, Meet the Mormons, and 17 Miracles. We've read our scriptures, we wrote President Mullen a letter (and drew a little picture for him!) and slept. How did we sleep! It was a tender mercy that I haven't gotten ill, even with being with my contaminated companion this long time;) I owe it all to Lysol.
Welp! God is good and He loooooves you! Hugs and kisses forever!