E-Mail on 11/10/14 – Our Big, Fat, Ecuadorian/Dominican Wedding

Amparito and Fernando got married on Saturday!  Amparito is the cutest little lady from Ecuador who is all about helping us out and sharing the gospel.  She’s been a member for awhile.  Her significant other, Fernando, is not a member.  But he will be soon!  This whole week has been full of helping out here and there to get them all ready.  We were also told that we could invite people…so we definitely did.  It was really great!  They were so cute and so happy!  I had to tell Amparo to stop worrying about everything and just enjoy her day.  Multiple times.  And you best believe that we went fishing… lots of numbers, lots of inviting people to the church and activities and such.

Juana is also finally moved out.  What a relief!  She’s a lot more calm now and hopefully this means she can get focused on the gospel.  We met with her last night and she seemed a lot happier.  We’re hoping she comes to a Noche de Hogar with us tonight where we’ll talk about obedience so we can get her to commit to things… like reading, praying… baptism… the usual.

Adrian came to church yesterday and stayed for all 3 hours.  Miracle of miracles!  The problem is that he’s still not really letting us set up enough visits with him so we can’t teach him everything so he really can’t be ready for baptism this week.  Plus, we’re not 100% his motives are where they should be.  I have hope in him.  It’s just going to take some time.

This weekend Elder Cook will be coming to talk to our Stake.  Am I a little excited?  Definitely!  Are we telling everyone and their dog to come?  YES!  Well… not their dogs.  Sorry, Gary.

I bought a new plant this week.  I neglected to mention that Penelope had a really bad fall, broke her neck, and had to be put to rest.  Mostly because it still hurt… It happened at the beginning of last transfer.  I had avoided replacing her because it’s hard to replace your dear friend you’ve had in all your areas, but finally I did it.  I have a new, tiny plant named Montse.  Catalan name.  Not sure what I’ll do with her in about 3 months but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Today we’re going to play ultimate frisbee in Barcelona.  I don’t know why, but we were obligated to come by the Elders.  Therefore, those are our plans.  Hopefully it can relieve some stress.

It’s getting cold here.  Really cold.  Esther, another investigator, has offered to fix my gloves so that I can start wearing them and not die.  That was sweet of her.  So yeah.  Scarves and sweaters and tights and gloves… tis the season!

I hope you’re all reading the Book of Mormon.  Start studying Preach My Gospel too while you’re at it.  It’s the time of year to start sharing your testimony of Christ and what better way to do that than through the Book of Mormon.  Be good, do good, always smile!

Hermana Durham.


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