This week has been centered around two things: (1) service and (2) families.
Sister Bratt and I have been really trying to work with and find families because we've come to a conclusion that the only way the church is going to grow here on St. Vicent is when it can build upon families. We've been doing service for and teaching some really great families that are in the beginning stages of learning about the gospel. Sister Bratt and I are still helping out with Young Womens and this week we taught the lesson and of course it was on dating ... haha. Not the best lesson for missionaries to be teaching, but it was really fun. The 2 girls that were in the class are very funny and one of them said that when she's 16 she's going to date the original Young Women's teachers husband lol.
I've been taught a lot about trials and tribulations this week and I've come to gain a testimony on D&C 58:3-4, which is a scripture that our mission president had advised us to memorize (still working on the memorizing part).
(Editor's note: D&C 58:3-4 reads "Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation. For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.")
On Thursday we made a cake for our recent convert family, she was turning 11 and the Bird's even showed up to surprise her and it was really sweet. We showed them how to make smores (they've never had them before) and it was really fun.
We did have a great experience with one of our members, Brother Hector. He lives with his son and we were able to teach them together. Brother Hector got baptized about a year ago and has completely changed his life around. His son was able to tesitfy to that, and near the end of the lesson Brother Hector prayed and asked for forgivenmenss for his son. It was so spiritual and he teared up at the end. He said that the the missionaries bring families together. It was really sweet.
Don't have much time.
Surprise birthday party!
Beautiful photo #1
Beautiful photo #2