This week should involve a lot more time doing normal missionary work.
But we learned a lot in the meetings. We are going to have to make a few big changes in the way we do missionary work, but progress is good. The hardest things are usually the most satisfying, right?
We went to the Ward Halloween party, which was really fun. I don't think anyone really planned it. The great thing about Spanish wards is that partying just seems to come naturally. No one worries too much about who is bringing what food, what games there will be, or how many people will show up. We got a call earlier in the week asking us if we could do a game. We asked what games other people were doings, not wanting to do the same. They said "It isn't assigned. Everyone just does something." So we did the classic Fishing Booth will someone hiding behind a blue sheet, putting candy on the hook thing. It was funny how many people couldn't figure it out.
We had a baptism on Halloween day. They are 12 and 11 year old sisters. To give you an idea of how amazing they are, I will share a quick story of what happened earlier in the week. We went over and the older sister happily announced "I went to the doctor today, and he told me that I finally have a disease!" Then she read off medical terms in the stack of paperwork she had. Really, it is just a common growth problem that affects your knees for a little while, then goes away when you are 17. Not much to it. But she was happy because her younger sister has always had medical issues, and she never has. In her prayer she said "God, thank you for my new disease, so now I know how my sister feels." They are just the sweetest, funniest people we know.
The baptism went well. They bore their testimonies at the end and basically the entire audience cried. Sometimes it makes me happy when people cry. It means that they feel something, that they have been touched.
I know that I am actually doing something out here. Sometimes I think about my future, and I usually feel like I won't be satisfied unless I am giving my all, trying to make the world a better place. Then I think, "Oh yeah, that's what I am doing right now." My life won't always look exactly like this, but I hope to continue on a path of serving and inspiring others.
Have a good week!