Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7, 2015

What a crazy week it has been. 
We started out the week doing divisions in a area called Apostoles with some hermanas that are in a trio. It was SO fun. I love being with other hermanas and working with other people.. and getting new ideas and stuff. its really fun. 
Wednesday we had a miracle thing. We have been trying to get referrals from members.. and we got an awesome one on Sunday.. and wednesday we met up with a couple that are members and they drove us out to a family that they had recently given a book of mormon. They are the Gonzalez family.. and are amazing! They are just SO ready and prepared for this message. They are awesome. They live really far away.. like an hour walking from where we are.. but they are totally worth it if members cant drive us. But I will keep you updated on them. i am so excited for them. 
Also.. update on Claudio. He is doing well.. we had two lessons with him this week. He said that he doesn't feel ready for baptism yet, but maybe in the future when he knows more. We will keep praying and working with him. He has his doubts about the apostasy and thinks that christs church was always on the earth and that if he really loved us he wouldnt take it off the earth. But he is awesome. He wasn't able to come to church this week because he had to work.. which was sad. Because that means he wont be able to be baptized before christmas. The rule in our mission.. is that someone has to attend church atleast 3 times before they can get baptized.. and he was our only hope for that goal.. but its okay. we will push on with faith.. and trust in the Lords time. But I know that goal that he set with faith helped us to find him and find others. 
Something that is really funny that happened with him this week.. we were teaching him.. and we were on his porch outside.. and it was dark. And there was a light bulb right above us.. and we were talking about christ and his life.. and all of the sudden something GIANT swooped down and like attacking the light bulb.. I thought it was a bird at first.. but DONT WORRY.. just a bird sized MOTH. It was seriously HUGE. Like easily as big as my face. The body was enormous. I couldnt believe it. He ran inside his house and put a glove on and then proceeded to swat at it with his hand. Then Hermana Olvera started joining in on the swatting with the pamplet of the restoration that we were teaching with. I was just covering my head and freaking out. Finally claudio caught it.. and  threw it out. Oh my gosh.. I was laughing so hard after that. we all just laughed and laughed.. and then hermana olvera said to weave us back into the lesson.. Ï dont know if Christ ever had problems with bugs when he was teaching but...." and then continued. it was so funny. We laughed and laughed. BUT SICK RIGHT?! Yeah... thats what happens when you are literally in the middle of the rainforest. 
I cant believe this transfer is almost already over. This is the last week. Hermana Olvera goes home next week and then I will have a new companion. President already told me that I will be in the same area.. but I am just anxious to know who my new comp will be. 
We are trying to spread the christmas cheer and spirit around.. because people here aren't as festive as they are in the states. 
 But it's okay. I love this work.. and my Savior.. and this special time that we have to think of our savior even more. 
I love you all! 
Hermana Ehlert

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