Sunday, January 31, 2016

Welcome to paradise

Oi familia e amigos! 
This week was insane. So much happened, and I don´t have a lot of time because of computer difficulty, so sorry if this seems scattered. It probably is. 

We had zone training this week. And we watched a worldwide broadcast for missionaries about the 12 week program, it´s the program to train new missionaries. It was broadcast from SLC and there were apostles there. It was amazing! It was the first time in more than 10 years they have done something like that. But it was so cool. There were a bunch of different speakers. And one of them talked about less actives and how to work with them, which was an answer to a prayer because that is about half of the people we are working with right now. It was awesome. 
Also, we have 10 Americans in our zone and our house of Sisters are the only sisters in the zone, so that´s crazy. There are 24 or 26 people in the zone. 

There were two baptisms in our ward this week. One of a little girl named Emily and a teenage boy named Lucas. 


We had a crazy experience at the house. We came home one day after lunch to work on training. And we got in the apartment and sister Belo told us to come to the other room quietly and quickly. So we did. THERE WERE TWO VULTURES SITTING ON THE WINDOW SILL IN THE MAIN ROOM AND THE WINDOWS WERE OPEN. We were stuck in the bedroom until they left about twenty minutes later. so that was a crazy experience. 

And then later that day Sister Ogle and I were walking to an appointment and we watched a man get hit by a car. We think he was drunk, but we aren´t sure. He walked out in the middle of the road, not at the cross-walk. He had been walking in front of us just minutes before. And then he was on the ground face down for at least 10 minutes. Based on the sounds that happened, I think he probably died, but I don´t know and I don´t have any one to tell me if he did or not. Sister Ogle and I didn´t know what to do, so we just stood there for almost 20 minutes while the scene played out and the ambulance came. That was a really crazy experience.

We had miracles this week with investigators and less actives. 
We taught Miguel the whole plan of salvation in 30 minutes, which I have never done before and he understood it all perfectly and repeated it all back to me in like 2 seconds. We asked him to get baptized, but he wants to know the Book of Mormon is true before he says yes. But he said that if he gets that answer then he will act on it. He is praying about the Book of Mormon again this week. 
Judy, the less active we have been working with, CAME TO CHURCH YESTERDAY!!!! I think it went really well! But we didn´t get to talk to her afterwards. BUT SHE CAME!!! 
And then we got to gospel principles, and ALEX WAS THERE!!!! Alex is a referral from bishop who we have only had one lesson with, but he came to church and he liked it and wants to come back. he did say it was different, but he wants to learn more! And he brought his son!!! 
And then we got to sacrament meeting and YGOR WAS THERE!!! Ygor is a less active we visited once and tried to visit again, but didn´t get the chance. I swear he is going to serve a mission. His family is less active and his dad isn´t a member, but we haven´t met him yet. Working with Ygor and his sister and mom right now to help reactivate!! I was so stinking happy yesterday!!! The Lord´s hand really is in this work. 

Well, that´s about it for my crazy week. 
Hope you all are doing well! 
Love you! 

Sister Wilkins

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