Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Rescue

This week was so great!  We did an activity this week called "Al Rescate,"  which in English I think would translate to "The Rescue."  It was an activity that we did with the 6 of us sister missionaries in the zone in the area of the sisters in our district are opening an area.  The idea of the activity is that we can contact and find more people for them to teach.  We all met together in the park that is in their area and one of the sisters, Hermana Cook, played her violin while we sang church hymns.  Several people gathered around to listen to us and after each song we were able to contact them and take down their names and addresses so that the sisters would visit them.  It was a great activity and turned out to be quite the success!

This week we also had the wonderful opportunity of getting to know a new investigator named Maria Esperanza.  She is an older lady who has had a very hard life.  She grew up as an orphan since her parents abandoned her at a young age.  She had 11 children but only 8 of them survived.  Two of her children still live with her.  They are beautiful, disable adults at the ages of 35 and 27.  They cannot talk but understand well and are very attentive in the lessons we teach.  On Saturday Maria Esperanza was very sick when we went to teach her.  We sang her a hymn and said a prayer for her and then they took her to the hospital.  She has a tumor so they gave her some medicine for the pain and sent her back home.  Yesterday morning when we went to check on her to see how she was doing, she seemed to be feeling a little better.  She was laying in her bed in her church clothes and told us that she wanted more than anything to go to church but that she couldn't walk because of the pain in her leg.  So we called a taxi to come pick us up and take her to church and her wish was granted.  Her two children that live with her were also able to accompany us and they all seemed to really enjoy it.  After church she told us she was so grateful for the opportunity she had to attend and said that she hoped she would be feeling better next week to be able to walk to church.  She is such a great example and I have learned so much from her!

I hope you all have a great week!  I love you guys.

Love, Hermana Paini

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