Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Week 5

This is gonna be short and sweet but I promise to include more details and photos the next week. Promise. ;)
First baptism!!! Took place on Sunday in between the two beautiful conference sessions. If you haven´t watched General Conference yet, here´s the link:https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04?HP_SU_3-4-2016_dPFD_fGC_xLIDyL1-A_&lang=spa
Sweet, old, lovely Genoveva. She looks like the Grandma from Mulan. Not. Kidding. She´s adorable. She talks the same way too. Ah, chance of a lifetime to meet a real life cartoon character. But yes, she is now officially a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. WAHOO!
And next week is the baptism of my almost-twin, Liliana. So pumped.
This week I tried many things, but my favorites were Pozol, real churros (actually they taste almost identical to the ones in CostCo...), chamoyadas (photo to come next week...that good) and Mole!!! pronounced MOL-e. Maybe that didn´t help...Anyway, that wonderful famous Mexican dish that everyone talks about. I think. Still don´t know whats in it because apparently there are different kinds, but it is Delicious. I've eaten it like 5 times this last week. Never gets old. Well it might.
Anyway, love you all! Remember that God loves us all and is waiting with open arms. And if you're one of the lost sheep, he's busy looking for you. Just let Him lift you up and bring you home.
God bless!
And much love from Hermana Wilson

Week 6

Wow 6 weeks have already gone by! Don´t know where the time went but it has been a very fulfilling week. Another baptism. A very very special baptism. This is one of our first investigators that we taught here in Palenque. She accepted baptism on the second visit, and even though she had her baby by Csection, she was super excited as the date of partial recovery got closer and closer so that she could get baptized. Her baby got blessed too. She dressed him all in white. Can't express how ecstatic I was to see her get baptized. We are hoping little baby Ian Aaron Cruz is a future Elder in the church. How exciting!

The week previous we went to the ruins of Palenque. Freaking huge. Apparently they have only uncovered about 10 percent, and from what I understood, a lot of the more ´recent´ones were built with a similar purpose as the ones the Egyptians built--for kings, princes, who wanted fancy tombstones. Spoiled.
I have also been having a blast learning and laughing with my companion. Hermana Calva is the bomb.com. Even though sometimes I feel like I'm being mothered, sometimes she goes crazy and she also buys me candy. That's nice. And she teaches me and makes sure I eat my vegetables and laughs with me when I screw up, which is... a lot. Life is fun that way. :p

Love you all and please please PLEASE call the missionaries right now and send them to visit one of your friends. Everyone needs the gospel because everyone needs a Savior, and the missionaries can help :) I promise :)

Have a wonderful week! 

Week 7

Sorry the pics are so small but Mexican Internet isn´t too fab so sometimes I need to sacrifice the space so I can write more.

My companion celebrated 16 months on the mission! Almost done. And I celebrate 3 months tomorrow... WOW how time flies. I know the next 15 are gonna go by even quicker. Still not sure how I feel about that.

Miracles of the week: Well there were lots, as usual. The picture with the family is one of them. It's a privilege to teach them every week. Actually the missionaries have been teaching them for almost a year because even though Nestor, the husband, practically jumped into the font, his wife is a little more skeptical. She shows up to church almost every Sunday, reads the Book of Mormon and the D&C but she just. wont. get. in. the. font. But we love her anyway ;)

Also, the members here are fabulous. Lots are super willing to go out and visit with us and even go out on their own to pick up our investigators. Couldn't ask for a better ward to serve in!

And the baptism scheduled for this Sunday is a special one (aren't they all) because Liz is AWESOME. One of the sweetest people I have ever met. When we prayed about the Book of Mormon with her, she had tears in her eyes and took a deep breath when we looked at her. We asked her what she felt and she said, Í can´t explain it. But I know it's true. Without a doubt.´BAM power of prayer. And the Book of Mormon.

Anyway, love you all and I know that this gospel is true! Without a doubt. Too many people sacrificed their life and time and everything else for it not to be true, and I wanna keep that legacy going.

Magnify your callings--moms, dads, brothers and sisters, bishops, friends, presidents of various things--and know that God lives and loves you! And I do too!

Much love
Hermana Wilson

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