Hello, how are you all?
This week was great, although we had to travel a lot and we weren't able to get as much work don as we would have hoped.
Tuesday was a normal day. We were able to go teach Hieke. She is so very prepared. She accepts everything and told us that she got her answer in church this Sunday. We have even started to talking about going to the temple. It is incredible how the Lord has made the path ready for people to receive the gospel.
Wednesday we went to Belize City for the Christmas activity with all the missionaries in all of Belize. It was a lot of fun. We put on Skits, watched the "Christmas Carol", ate a lot of good food and then we had a great devotional from the Belizean Assistants and from president Hintze and his wife. The Spirit was especially strong when all of the senior couple got up and bore their testimonies. They had a lot of great things to say and experiences to share.
Thursday we had zone meeting. It was really interesting because Elder Rinderkinecht (I don't know if I spelled it right) and his wife taught us about the addiction recovery program that the church has so we can better help investigators that we have who are addicts. It is really sad to hear some of the stories that they tell but it really puts into perspective the importance of the atonement and the how much we have to rely on the Lord to over come temptation.
Friday we had to travel back to Belize City again in order to get my work permit done so that I can stay in Belize. We got home pretty late, so we weren't able to get as much done as we had hoped. Hieke was also really sick with the flu, so we were unable to visit her. Also, the flowers family had company over so we couldn't visit them. Asi es la vida.
Saturday was crazy. As we had been unable to do it all week, we did weekly planning in the morning, then we quickly ate and went to an interview for a investigator of the sisters. We then had to ride out to the village of Esperanza to get to an appointment. The lady was nice, although she wasn't ready to commit to following Christ. We then biked back to Santa Elena to visit all the people that we possibly could in order to prepare them to go to church tomorrow.
Sunday Hieke wasn't able to make it to church, however, Debbie and Whitney did and so did someone we met in Esperanza. The Sisters had their baptism and then we had to take down the portable baptismal font, which took a while. After Church we went visiting with Brother Moody, who is the best, and we had some great lessons.