Life is great, I am having a blast with Sister Mitchell as my companion. We always joke, laugh, and have a lot of sarcastic comments. It's like being home :D. Especially around 5:30, we always talk about the foods we miss at home. So far the top missed food is zucchini bread.(hint for when I get home ;D).
Dad, we do stand out, and lots of people have asked us this week where our bodyguards are. I just got a kick out of that. When in doubt, I could just sit on them and everything would be fine. There all of 5"0.
The work is doing great, and I have my first baptism this week!!!!!(I'm just a little excited). We have been teaching a little 9 year old girl named Julian, and she is going to get baptized on Halloween, October 31. It's been fun to see her grow from being really shy and not talking to have it be hard to get a word in. We need to finish her lessons today, and the interview will be on Wednesday.
There are quite a few roles that you have as a missionary including but not limited to: teacher, leader, and most recently therapist. Just practice for when I get off of my mission. This week we have had so many people who have been holding on to sins, sorrow, and bad feelings. On Thursday we were just about to start a lesson when we get a call from a less active telling us she needed our help,and she needed it now. She sounded so panicked, and we were worried that she was in mortal danger. We quickly went to her, and she just started crying. She told us that she just has not been feeling like she has been drowning in stress, and she needed our help. Sometimes I wish I understood more of the language, right now we are at about 50%. My first thought was, I don't know what to do, how can we help her? Sometimes in life we think others are more qualified, they can better help, but often all that someone needs is a kind thought. We shared one verse of scripture, and she told us that she can go on, she felt stronger. We are two 19 year old kids, but we were able to help because we had the spirit. I know that the Lord works through simple people, each and everyone of us, but great things can happen.
Another miracle in the work is one of our investigators Jaime. He has an addiction to smoking and drinking coffee, and it has been so hard for him to stop. This week he told us that he hasn't smoked at all, because he saw us every time he tried to smoke. He is really progressing, and pretty soon he won't drink coffee either. The Lord can help anyone and everyone.