What a week... even though it didn't feel like one! The days go by so quickly, I can't keep up with the time. It's just another reminder that the time on the mission is very precious.
Nothing much to report except that "J" was confirmed a member of the one and only true church yesterday and it was such an amazing feeling knowing that one more sheep has been gathered to the fold. His smile seemed a little brighter as he sat down with his girlfriend's family and it got bigger as we congratulated him and also when he was able to announce it during Gospel Principles class. He is such a good person! Truly sent from the Lord.
We received a reference that we are really excited about from a brother in our ward. His family is so solid and I love that they are willing to help us teach them by letting us plan Noche de Hogares in their home and agreeing to accompany us to lessons. We will hopefully be meeting with his reference very soon.
The families in our little branch in San Isidro are so solid! I love them all! Like I've said before, they really understand the importance of the obra misional.
Something funny: Hermana Yac and I were taking a taxi to the Musoc (basically a bus station), to leave San Jose last Wednesday. Usually we would walk or take a bus but we were in a hurry to get back to Perez Zeledon because we had a Noche de Hogar planned with the Familia "N". I closed my eyes to say a prayer, asking for help so we could catch the 4:00 bus... when in the middle of my prayer, Hermana Yac pushed my head. I opened my eyes, surprised. She looked at me and asked, laughing, "¿Esta dormiendo?" (Are you sleeping?) I laughed back and said, "¡No, Hermana! ¡Yo estaba orando!" (No, Sister! I was praying!). We all got a good laugh out of it, including the cabi. We ended up missing the 4:00 bus and I joked that it was because I never finished my prayer. :)
We are continuing to teach "C" and her family and they are progressing! "C" is still the only one who has come to church but she proudly reported that she has started reading the Book of Mormon with her family. She is so amazing!
We also went to Cartago this week for a Zone Conference. Our Zone Leaders and APs are truly inspired. That night, we waited for a bus back to Perez in Quijongo for 3 HOURS! IN THE RAIN! Usually, the rain is fine but Cartago is a lot colder than Perez. Usually, the buses stop in Quijongo every hour but the 4:30 never came... 5:30 didn't even stop... 6:30 only had room for one person that would be willing to stand for 2 hours... then finally the 7:30 bus stopped! Many prayers were said that night that we would not be late coming back. Thankfully, we got back into our apartments by 9:30 sharp! The Lord is good.
I love you all! I hope you are all recognizing the blessings of the gospel in your lives! They're there, I promise! Even when you can't see them right away.