This week is Semana Santa here in Mexico. Or, la Semana Mayor. Everyone does something every day to remember Christ. and in some pueblos here, they act out the crucification and crucify a person every year. its pretty crazy. this week i realized something. a year ago from now, i would have never thought that i would be talking to some of the most Catholic people in the world telling them that Jesus wants them to remember him all of their lives, not only one week of the year. Haha it made me laugh. But yeah, there is no school, no work, no nothing this week!
Marta is doing really well. We have a member from a different ward that helps her tons. She finally said she is going to get baptized. but then she told us that she first has to recieve a really good feeling about it. She told us during santa semana she has faith that it will come :) haha oh man.
Ross, the investigator that only speaks English, is going well! We went to visit him this week with a lady from the ward, and it was super funny. they sat there staring at us while we spoke in English. My companion told me after that now she understands how i felt when i arrived here in Mexico. And its even more funny because he loves to recite scriptures from the Bible and talk with his hands. My companion wants to laugh the whole time. BUT, He is going to go travel somewhere else in 3 weeks, and we have an interview lined up with the mission president to see if he can get baptized before. I really hope so, because he travels alot, and i dont know if he will have another chance to talk with missionaries. He believes in everything we teach him, and wants to get baptized and everything! its a tough situation, because a member in our church and i have to translate everything in church for him and he never knows if he is going to stay in an area more than 4 months.
Last night we had an AWESOME experience. We have been teaching this lady named Carmen. She LOVES the church and comes to all of the activities, reads the Book of Mormon with her kids, and brings them to family nights! but this week we met her husband. He is the only reason that she is holding back on coming to church and getting baptized and everything. He is a drunk and drinks tons. We talked with him last night with his kids and wife and he told us that he hates the example he is for his 3 sons but that the alcohol is stronger than he is. We had a really spiritual lesson, and he told us he was ready to quit drinking for his family, and in the end we asked him to pray for help. It was awesome. one of his sons who is only 9 went and knelt next to him and held his hand during the prayer. When he finished, every one of his kids was crying and we were crying and his wife too. I really hope everything goes well with them!
Other good things are... our mission leader is getting engaged this week! Today we are going to his house to eat lunch and bake brownies, and after, we are going to the zoo! YES! Hope everyone has a good week! LOVE YOU!