This week was one to remember! Our area struggled a bit this week as Elder Fong and Elder Pigott had food poisoning, and some sickness, mainly because the cold finally rolled into Houston! On Saturday and Sunday it was 25 degrees with a high amount of humidity, it may not sound like it's that bad, but I'm so used to the 70 and 80 degree weather that I've lived in for 2 years that I forgot how to adapt in the cold haha! But we did a lot of great work as well!
Some of the blessings that we received this week is we taught one of our investigators who's name is Joselyn, and her daughter Angeles (11 years old)! Elder Fong found them with one of the youth in our ward and we went back on Wednesday and taught her a powerful restoration lesson! About half way through, we asked her daughter a question and Joselyn said, "oh she knows all the questions, because she was baptized into your church". We were so surprised! So her daughter had just come from Honduras 3 months ago and met the missionaries over there! It was awesome! She wants to come to mutual and come to church! Joselyn also wants her family to follow God more! So we had the opportunity to set a baptismal date with her for Jan 14! So we have more baptisms coming our way!
Also I got to go on an exchange with Elder Hatch in Little Yorks area! Elder Hatch is still in Training but he is doing really well! He was teaching me Spanish words, and I was super surprised! He is truly dedicated to the language, it's pretty cool! But we had some great lessons with some less actives where the spirit really bore witness to their hearts! We also ate with the Delgado family and ate some amazing tacos! They were huge, and I had 7 of them! It was so good! We also taught some of their investigators who are planning on getting baptized. We shared the testaments video, and after we talked about the atonement of Jesus Christ. Christina, the mom, was worried about her date for baptism, but we shared Alma 7:11-12 and talked about how Jesus Christ took away all our infirmities, anxieties, and pains; and that he will always be here to succor (support) us through our trials! It was definitely a powerful moment!
On Saturday we had our Christmas party, and I got to be part of the Nativity scene, and I was the Angel! But it was really funny because they made me look like a girl! It was so funny! Literally when I went on the stage everyone burst out in laughter, I had a hard time keeping a straight face as well haha! It was great! So overall we had a lot of fun, and made some great memories!
This week was great! Every week is a new spiritual adventure, and it is absolutely incredible! I love this work, it so wonderful! Keep looking for opportunities to serve because they are literally all over the place!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Love, Elder Heiner