Saturday, August 24, 2013

I went to the temple in a yellow school bus with my zone and our investigators this week! Our investigators got a tour and a family home evening from the temple president. I met two guys from Roatan Island who talk like the Jamaican girl in Pirates of the Caribbean. They made me want to visit Roatan after the mish!
I don´t know if I´ve ever felt so close to heaven in my life than when I got off the bus and walked up to the temple. I´m feeling the spirit just writing those words. I get to do a session this week and I am SO excited!
The coolest thing happened yesterday. We were walking by a lady and I just said ¨hey, I like your dress!¨ That´s how this really cool experience started. By small and simple things are great things brought to pass. We started talking to her and we could see that she was really, really hurting inside. It turns out that she lost her 25 year old daughter this year and she is raising her baby grandaughter now. I caught a glimpse of the love that Christ has for his children as I watched her talk and I just cried and cried with this stranger. We talked to her about the Plan of Salvation and sang Sophie Barton´s favorite hymn, Abide with me, Tis Eventide. I just wished that I had Anne-Marie here in Honduras to comfort this woman in Spanish. Death is so hard. She told us that she only likes to eat salt now because it´s as bitter as she feels. I told her that I like to bake and that I was going to make banana bread and the corners of her mouth turned up. I guess I found her weakness. So today we´re going to the church to bake and we´re bringing her some love tonight. So cool!

Monday, August 12, 2013

This week was great! We got to eat some awesome food and teach wonderful people! And ¿adivina que? we found a family to teach! This culture is so family-oriented in that adults live with their parents and cousins are often neighbors and people are always hanging out with their families. But the irony is that they don´t believe in marriage here because divorce is expensive and long so there are no real families. So many single-parent homes. But we began to teach a family. It´s a miracle! Also, I visited an 18 year old member who has a baby that looks just like Jen did when she was little. The cutest baby girl.

I sang acapella in sacrament in Spanish with my compaƱera and it rained this week! I love rain so, so much and the sound it makes on our metal roof is glorious
Hermana Flynn