There is so much to tell you! I’m finally in the field!!! I feel like I’ve basically started over in spanish but I know I’m learning and I just have to be patient!! Im in a little town;It’s beautiful. It’s layed out like Galena or Nauvoo. My new companion is Hermana Acosta and she has 6 months in the mission field. She speaks no english so I’m definitely learning how to communicate in spanish. She is a great trainer. And spanish is her second language! she grew up speaking Kechwa (i dont know how to spell it) but its the language of the Incas.
It is so hot, and I sweat so much during the day. But it almost always rains every day. And by rains I mean it compeltely pours. Ive come home with soaking wet shoes and skirt several times. The ward here is really small, but the members are amazing. They are really nice and loving. Latin people in general are super nice. I also have never been so conspicuous. I mean haviung the missionary badge makes me pretty conspicuous, but add the fact that I’m a gringa and basically sometimes I feel like a walking circus attraction.
This whole month the mission is doing 40 days of fasting for miracles. Each day a different area is fasting and we take turns throughout the 40 days. It was our turn to fast on friday and I can testify that fasting brings miracles. Wednesday and Thurday barely anyone wanted to talk to us. We were tracting and tracting but no one that we talked to was a positive new investigator. But during and after the fast, we found so many people that are new and willing to receive lessons from us. But the biggest miracle is that I HAVE A BAPTISM ON SATURDAY!!!! This Hermano and his family came to the Activity friday night. His wife is a member but he isnt. He has been taught by the missionaries before, but Sunday night was our first lesson with him. We invited him to be baptized this saturday and he accepted!! He said that he wants to completely change his life and strengthen his family and is excited to be baptized. There is a temple trip on decemeber 5 and he wants to go to that! As we were teaching him i could see the spirit in his eyes and how the knowledge of this gospel is already changing his life. He is someone that the Lord prepared and put in our path. This is truly the Lord´s work!