Hola! I have had a wonderful week here in Ataco. We found some amazing new investigators, 5 less active families were back in church this week, and the members here are finally beginning to open their hearts to the missionaries again.Woohoo! I couldn't be any happier. I'm feeling the joy that comes from serving others everyday. My Heavenly Father is literally guiding my steps, and I'm preaching peace to anyone who will take a couple of minutes to listen. With hard work, prayer, and a whole lot of love for the people we are seeing this little town change right before our eyes. The Lord is doubling, tripling our efforts - I know this is His work and I feel so thankful to be a part of it.
The other special moment from this week happened on Friday. We were sitting on the sidewalk taking a break when a cat decided to run in front of an on-coming car. We tried to warn the poor thing but it didn't listen and got ran over. Really sad, but this cat didn't die...It just started running around in circles, with blood flying everywhere. It was horrific. And just before this cat was about to die it decided to jump into my lap. So, I was sitting on the side of the road, with a dead cat in my lap, blood all over my face and clothes, bawling because I had just witnessed the most horrific moment of my life.
Well, I continue to grow and love my mission - the good and the bad - more everyday. Things are really improving here, and I feel that I am exactly where I need to be. We have transfers this week, which is crazy. I can't believe I have been in Ataco for 6 weeks. Since I'm in training it is extremely unlikely that anything will change, which I'm thankful for. I'm excited to have another 6 weeks serving the people of Ataco and learning from Hermana Reyes. Thank you all for your love and support, I've been blessed with amazing friends and family.
Have a wonderful week,