Sunday, April 10, 2016
As I am sure you can see, my name is a constant struggle from day to day. I have always loved my name, what it means to my family, as a goal of what I want to aspire to, and as I reminder that Swiss Chocolate is literally a part of my identity. However... unfortunately, this name is not as easy to pronounce in Spanish and seeing these darling people try to say my incredibly Eurpopean name is super sweet.. Awwww.....
Welp! I found out some Bad/Wonderful news... Maria, (the investigator I wrote of last time) is actually... BAPTIZED?! I know right??
You can imagine that distress slash happiness when we found out that our other golden turned out to be a dusty member that was baptized 30 years ago. So no baptism for us but we picked up her husband and are working on getting him in the game.
Tender little story time!
Pues.. Conference was BEAUUUTIIFFULLL.... I loved every second. I also loved the orange that I ate before the afternoon session began. I was finishing this lovely little fruit as we walked back to the parking lot of the stake center to grab my notebook in the car. As we emerged from the building we met 4 members of our ward coming in. I expressed an excited greeting and ran to hug/shake their hands before remembering that I was a sticky mess. Seeing my problem, one of the Hermanas grabbed a fresh water bottle, took my hands, and carefully rinsed them. Then another Hermana dug around in her bag for a clean napkin so I could dry my hands, and as I did so she said: "te queiro con todo mi corazon." Awwwwwwww....... Then I hugged them. :)
This experience is just one example of how much the members do for us as missionaries. I feel so blessed to serve in such a wonderful area. We are so well taken care of, it makes me feel like I am at home, away from home.
Not much more to report this week other than I am missin my other half (Hermana Bjork) desperately, but Hermana Jordan and I are working our buns off and getting this work DONE, so life is good.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Stay Safe& God Speed.
Love, Hermana Tobler