"I love the HOUSTON Temple"
With Hermana Townsend on our Temple outing
With Hermana Licona. I love this lady. She fed Hermana Townsend and I and entire pan of enchailadas... and they were delicious!
This trailer park has become my second home!
How have you been this past week? Things here in Katyland have been great! We really saw so many awesome miracles. The Lord never ceases to amaze me in how He can just put us exactly where we need to be at the right moment! For example... we love tortas. They are basically just sandwiches, but Mexican, and so much better. Well a few days ago a member had told us about the best place to get tortas, so we decided we would go if a dinner appointment cancelled. Well on Thursday we had two dinner appointments... but that morning I just kept thinking about this stinking torta restaurant. Well, as the day went on, both of the appointments cancelled! And we took it as a sign. We went to the restaurant and there were so many Hispanics! But they were all eating and not too interested in chatting. So we decided to sit by the door so we could at least say hi and bye as they came in and out. Well there was a group of guys who were leaving and we just said "que les vaya muy bien!" and they all kind of looked at us, trying not to laugh and left... hmm… Then just a few moments later one of them walked back in and said "hablan espanol?" well... "si!" he then asked us how he could get a copy of the Book of Mormon. He's been wanting to read it for a while, he just hasn't known how to get one. Is this real life? Oh you mean this book I've got sitting right here? It's for you. Read it. Love it. Seriously! Unfortunately he was just in Katy for the day for a job, but he now has the Book of Mormon and is going to read it and feel the spirit of truth!! Also when we were knocking doors we met a nice man who said, "there are so many churches, I just want to know for myself which one is true." Well you see... James 1:5.
We also have seen a lot of progress with our friends that we've been teaching, aka investigators. Baby steps, but they are still steps! We another dinner with a member and she invited the missionaries sister over, and she also invited another family from the ward with girls the same age. The dinner was awesome but the message was even better. We decided to talk about forgiveness and how we have to be Christ-like and forgive everyone. Well it sort of changed as the member decided to share one of the new Mormon messages about bullying. How we have to forgive them, but we can because we know that our individual worth is great in the sight of God, even if others tease us. Then the little girls went off to play and we sat there with the moms for just a moment longer. The missionaries sister opened up about how her daughter hasn't been wanting to go to school lately because there is a mean little girl that teases her about her skin color... she thanked us so much for the message. It was really awesome because she really got to see the practical side of the gospel. This is why Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! Not just to restore some church, but really to restore the knowledge that we need to succeed in these latter days where there are mean little girls.
I just love these people... more than I can express. So in regards to the title of this email... SUPPOSEDLY I'm being transferred tomorrow... don't worry... I won't believe it this time until I am sitting in my new area :) But we did get the call yesterday and they said it is really time this time for Hermana Draper to leave the lovely Katyland. So... we will see what the Lord has in store. A new adventure ahead. Replace fear with faith. Go fight win.
I love you all so much! Have a wonderful week!! Say ten things you are grateful for!
les quiero demasiado,