man, this week was insane.
my new companion is Hermana Flake. she is awesome! she is from Idaho, and was actually in the MTC for 5 weeks, and had to leave because she got diagnosed with Celiac's Disease (no wheat) after like 20 doctors appointments and the ER. she luckily got to come back out and i am now training her! and wow, its been quite the adventure. her allergy is super strict because she can't even touch wheat.... so we have had to be extra careful with all our dinner appointments. it has also been quite a fun time since i have been dealing with weird health/stomach problems this week too! and for this.... we get along quite well :) she has such a desire to work hard and try her best, she is so courageous! after teaching a new investigator she invited her to be baptized... haha the investigator was pretty confused, she didn't comprehend much of the lesson or understand the invitation, but im just proud of mi Hermanita :) we saw some small but simple miracles this week that i know God placed in our path to remind us that we are working here for HIM.
i think it was day 3 being together, when Hna Flake and i were out putting up flyers for ESL and talking to people.... it was SO windy and cold and we definitely weren't dressed for it. we were walking back to the car after not much success when in the distance *behind us* i saw this mom and son... i flipped around to Hna Flake and said, i know they speak Spanish. we slowed down so we could talk to them. her name was Luz and she spoke NO English! (i love when that happens :) hahaha because then i KNOW we can teach them!) she was interested in the Gospel and happy to meet us. we haven't met with her yet, but soon for sure. such a small simple miracle that both of us were so grateful to see!
Kendra (16) came out with us ALL day ! our mission is trying to start up "mini missions" for the Laurels/Priests, and even though they can't come in our house yet... we improvise :) with her we taught English class (which i am now the manager of... haha lots of responsibility that no one told me anything about!) and we also went out and just talked to people! the coolest part was, once she realized how cool missionary work is she started talking about her friends and how much she wanted them to learn. she gave us a referral of her friend and we taught another friend last night! it was actually a crazy lesson.... too many people talking who shared too many of the little details that don't really matter when teaching investigators, but it was so awesome to see Kendra and her family sharing the Gospel :) i know that's exactly what members need to be strengthened themselves.... so guys - SHARE THE GOSPEL!!!
one more awesome miracle! LUZ got confirmed this week. it was amazing because the man that gave her the Holy Ghost knows literally nothing about her. all the words he said and things he blessed her with were SO PERFECT to her. the priesthood is REAL!!!
training has been so humbling. its crazy because i feel like i was JUST in her shoes!!! i remember everything so vividly about being trained, which is good because it has really helped me to be a guide. 1 Nephi 3:7 - i know God will provide a way for me to do everything He asks of me :)
Womens Conference was and General Conference is THIS WEEKEND!!! that is straight up Christmas as a missionary. there is only one thing that comes close to as good as going to the temple, and that is conference. I CAN'T WAIT. i challenge all who are reading this to go to Conference with a question in mind of WHO you know that needs the Gospel and how you can share it with them. heck, maybe even have them watch it WITH you!!! :) that, and the question of how you can come closer to the Savior. "Come unto Christ." <3 u="">3>
XOXO, HERMANA HORTON
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some of my favorite pictures of the video, in spanish of course.