Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Super Great Week!

Dear Family,

Well this week we experienced some really awesome miracles.  First  on the list was Hermana Tere.  Tere is the mom of Maryori.  We've passed their house 5 or 6 times at the first of the week and they were never home so we were a little worried, however Wednesday night we decided to pass by once more.  Maryori wasn't feeling too great and not the most happy to listen to us so she went into her room, however not without arguing with Tere for twenty minutes first.  Hna Samayoa and I weren't the most excited to teach a lesson to only Tere after the argument we saw.  Tere also talks a ton and it's so hard to get a word in.  However, this night she really listened to us and started to tell us that she wants to prepare herself and she's going to attend church with us.  As we ended the lesson we were able to commit her to baptism the 1st of February!  However, she didn't attend church this week on account that Maryori was in the hospital and so the baptism is going to be delayed. 

Hna Rosa almost died the week before last.  She was in the hospital over New Years.  She had water in her lungs and her heart separated from it's cavity. But luckily she's at home and recovering!

Another day this week we had 10 lessons again!  We also committed two other people to baptism, new investigators Edlema and Katia.  We found 9 new investigators this week!"

Another experience we had is that one day through street contacting I talked with a girl, Audriana and her parents Carlos and Cedri.  They told us we could visit them, though didn't seem to enthused.  Well Thursday we went to visit them.  Wow.  When we entered they definitely didn't want us to be there.  We taught a pretty rough lesson but by the time we left they were a little more friendly.  We also discovered that Cedri, the mom, is a member!  She left the church when she was 14 and says she's not coming back but that we can visit her.  The family was still kind of against us visiting them again, but we scheduled another appointment for this Thursday.  Something tells me that they are going to be baptized one day!  Although the atmosphere was hostile, I felt so good because I had a feeling the moment we walked in the door that we needed to be here and we are going to make a difference in their lives.

You are all in my prayers!  Only three more weeks until this transfer ends!  Also....we weighed ourselves yesterday.  Hna Samayoa was gained 20 pounds and I 13!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!  Luckily I don't feel to bad because of the culture in Costa Rica.  It's completely normal to call people Gordita, or fat.  However....We definitely bought a bunch of fruits yesterday and started exercising a bit more :)

Love you all!

Hermana Bratt

The View from a Bridge that Crosses the River Turrialba

Our Cook, Carmen, and Her Boyfriend Javier

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