Monday, January 12, 2015

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Well it was a good week here in Wenatchee!

It was actually kind of a crazy week! Well I will start off with the sad news... Our investigators Evonne and Libne, who were waiting for marriage papers so they could get married and baptized, broke up. I won't go into all the drama but they aren't together anymore :( the good news though is that when the break up happened, Evonne left and went to a hotel and all she could do was read the book of mormon all night! She is amazing!! She still really wants to be baptized but she has been up in Chelan at her brothers so we haven't been able to meet with her for a few days. Her faith is incredible.

The next kind of crazy experience actually happened yesterday! Since we are working on building up a new spanish group we are going to two wards (about 8 hours of church including our correlation and ward council big deal), the english ward that is going to be the support for the spanish group and the spanish ward. It was my first time going to an english ward since I have been on my mission so that was super weird haha but it was good! 
Anyways the stake president came up to hermana pulido and I during church and said that he had someone that he wanted us to visit, but they didn't speak any spanish, but that he wanted us to visit them because the lady's (Christina) husband had just barely died in a work accident. Well we have english sisters in our area but we figured that since it was a referral directly from the stake president that we should probably go visit her. So we did. Let me tell you, it was one of the most spiritual experiences I have had on my mission so far. We knocked and she let us right in. We didn't know quite what to say at first but we let the spirit do the talking. We testified to her that she would see her husband again and that more than anything her Heavenly Father loves her and is aware of her situation. It was as if someone had opened a can of the spirit and it exploded in that house. We asked her if there was anything that we could do or if we could have members of the church bring them dinners and she just broke down crying and said that anything would be appreciated at this point. I don't even know how to explain it... and I probably didn't very well, but it was so inspired that President Hunsaker asked us to go and visit her. We wanted nothing more than to help her and her family, to give them this message of hope in a time of darkness in their lives. That is what missionary work is all about, bringing light into the lives of Heavenly Fathers children. 

We had a zone training meeting this week and it was so awesome! It was our first meeting as an all spanish zone! I gave a training on consecration and we talked a lot about the work in this area! Apparently the day before transfers President Ware called President Hunsaker (the stake president) and said tell me what you need in your area and we will send it to you. It was really humbling when they told us because wow.. the Lord and President Ware trust us enough to be in the hastening of the work in this area! 
Amazing things are happening here and there is so much potential!! We have a couple of awesome less active families that we are working with that will hopefully start coming to the new spanish group and also some great potential investigators! We are super busy, but the busier the better right?! I feel so blessed to be here at this time!

Fun facts of the week:
we had two dinners yesterday because we found out that we had a dinner in another ward after we made plans with another member... we almost exploded. 
our district leader is from mexico so he is going to start a spanish class for us once a week to help us become native boooooyaaa
I met the wife of the family we live with but then they went out of town again so I still haven't met the husband haha
We drive one of the most expensive cars in the mission (a 2014 VW Jetta)

Thank you for all you do for me I AM SO BLESSED!!!! I love you all and hope you have an awesome week... and i'm not just saying that seriously have a great week.

con mucho amor
hermana wortley 

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