Burrrrrrrrrrrrr! It is frigid. I love it! Our heater has broken twice this week and basically what ends up happening is that cold air from outside circulates in through the fan and we can't shut it off. Hahaha!
This week definitely feels like one of those weeks that has gone by so fast and yet it seems super jam-packed full of so many great things. The good thing is that I have been better about writing in my journal recently (the last 3 days) so hopefully someone will get the bits and peices of what happens out here in the mission field.
A great story right off the bat it from my title! We have a member that works every sunday and is unable to come to church who also has a son that is 11 years-old and has not been baptized. The son's name is Anthony, I think I may have talked about him in the past. Anyway, Carlos (the father) is a super busy man that works just about 24/7 which makes it impossible to try and teach his son consistently. However, we have found success in asking him to make us food (he is a professional chef and loves for people to try his food and tell him it is delicious...becuase it really is). SO, we were talking with him in one of the last appointments that we had, and we discussed the fact that him not having the support of a wife limits him from finding a job where he works less and can come to church on Sundays with his family. He agreed. So we started talking about how we could try and find him a good compañera and he mentioned that he thinks one of our members is a good looking lady. SO, we were going to eat at the members house but we needed a man to acompany us....light bulb idea! We asked the hermana if she would call Carlos and invite him and Anthony to the appointment, under the guise that we needed a man. She agreed and about 15 mins later we get a call. It is from Carlos. I answer the phone and the first thing he says is, "ya me conseguieron una cita, verdad?" or "You already set me up a date, huh?" hahahaha I think I almost died laughing.
Just clarification: Our missionary purpose does NOT include setting people up.
Keep in mind that in all of our previous appointments Carlos has been dressed in clothes from work covered in grease and food stains with a beard that is a few days old. How do you think he showed up to the member's home? Clean shaven, slicked back hair, leather jacket, and a fresh bottle of cologne. What a man.
We feel like his son is going to progress and we can hopefully get him on date for baptism in the upcoming month!
Other great news is that Rebeca came to church this week! Continue to pray for her. She is so solid. We had a lesson with her this week in the home of los De la Peña during the opening hymn and prayer she cried, it really has been an incredible spiritual experience teaching her.
I love my life. SO MUCH.
It is hard to smile.
The Lord is so good and He always provides. He is the Good Shepard.
me estoy volviendo mexicano, I bought a big can of chiles en vinagre hoy. So delicious.
Have a wonderful week!
1319 Butterfield Rd Ste 522
Downers Grove, IL 60515