Sunday, February 14, 2016

January 4, 2016

Hello everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! This week was a roller coaster. It started off a bit rough but ended great! On Monday, C. (the less active that we've been working with) texted us and told us that we need to give them some time to think about things and that they will let us know when they want us to pass by again. It was devastating! They were going to get baptized this Saturday and everything was ready for them and they were super excited and then we received this text from him. We have no idea what happened or what's going on right now because we still haven't heard from them or seen them. We're just hoping and praying that all is ok and that they are still doing things to strengthen their testimonies.

So that was a bit rough, but then we met a new couple named C. and A. We taught them the first lesson and invited them to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. We felt prompted to ask them if we could call them the next day to hear about their experience with the Book of Mormon and they accepted. So the next day we gave them a call and they said that they read the introduction and then prayed about it together and that they received an answer that it's true! And also that before this happened they had been searching for something but couldn't find it, but then after reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, they found it. C. said that they believe that God blessed them and helped them find it because they had read the Book of Mormon. How cool is that?! They said that it's true and that they want to come to church! We are so super excited! They are the cutest couple ever and are so prepared!

And we are teaching this 16 year old girl, A. and she is super excited to be baptized! Her date is the 16th of January and we're sure she'll make it! The only thing is that we need the permission of her parents and we haven't been able to meet with them yet..... but we're hoping that we can do it this week. She is so cute and has a super strong testimony!

New Years Eve was a bit boring..... we had a small fiesta with a member where we ate really good Puerto Rican food and then sang a few songs and then we went home and went to sleep at 10. Then we woke up at 11:55 to say Happy New Year and watch a few fireworks and then we went back to bed. It wasn't too exciting....

Things are definitely changing here and it's super exciting seeing all of the miracles and blessings that are happening here in Cabo Rojo!

And we had two reactivations this week! Yay!!!!! A man and his wife and their daughter have been coming for several weeks now and this week they accepted a calling to teach Sunday School so they're now officially reactivated! They are a power house family and I know they will be a huge blessing for this ward!

That's so exciting that Christopher started his papers! I think he's coming here to Puerto Rico... :) How and where is Nathan going to propose?

Dad- keep going with the Living Christ! it's such a blessing :)

Mom- transfers are the last week of January. This transfer is going great! I really enjoy working with Hermana Melgar and we're seeing so many miraculous changes here in Cabo Rojo. It's amazing! And good luck with your job!

and... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a fantabulous week! I'm going to send your birthday present a bit later because I'm going to send it with Nathan's birthday present so that I don't have to send as many packages. So I'm sorry that it's going to come late, but I promise that it's going to come. :)

This Sunday, Hermana Melgar and I had the chance to teach Relief Society about missionary work. I learned that we might be doing all that we should be doing like keeping the commandments and all that but it isn't enough if we aren't caring for the salvation and welfare of others. Love is a huge part of this gospel and if we truly love others, we will have a desire to share with them what has helped us most in our own lives, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope you all can find opportunities to serve and help others and to share with them your testimonies. I love you all so so very much!!!!! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! :) :) :)

~Hermana Allan

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