|Frida's Baptism!!!!!!!!! <3|
|Arvin Group People at Frida's Baptism <3|
|And this is the empty apartment after we got locked out of the car and had nothing but what you see here... :)|
|Had to put ALL the food in the fridge so the chemicals they blasted the apartment with didn't ruin the food.|
So this week has been the craziest week EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So Tuesday morning we go outside at 6:30 am to run like we do every morning. The smog outside normally covers all the mountains except the one you go up to get to Tehachapi, but Tuesday morning you literally couldn't even see that mountain that is RIGHT THERE, like 3 miles away. We couldn't see it AT ALL. Even trees at the other end of the street were faded. We decided we'd better not run in that so we went inside for exercise which never happens!! Then we went out to work at 12 and it was still pretty bad... We had a hard time breathing and NO ONE was outside. We talked to a guy in his car and he said the radio said to not be outside, so we prayed and decided to head in. Then we called our housing people about the cockroach situation which has been going on for a few months now. She told us to start packing and that we would probably move out that night, which we were NOT expecting. Good thing we were already in from the bad weather!! So we had to pack everything and we were going to stay with the English STL's in Bakersfield until they found us a new apartment. Well, Tuesday night when we loaded up the car and were getting ready to go to Bakersfield we were taking the last of the stuff out to the car - our packaged up food that has no way for cockroaches to enter in (we had to de-roachify EVERYTHING) - and we get to the car and...no keys. The car was locked with ALL of our stuff and the apartment was locked. And no keys. No nothing. The Elders were able to key into our apartment so we had a place to sleep thank goodness but we could not find the keys!! We searched and searched until 11pm when we found them at the bottom of a bag that was FULL and had NO WAY for them to fall into, let alone fall all the way to the bottom!!! It was crazy!!! So we were happy but it was too late to go to Bakersfield so we spent the night in our apartment again and since all our stuff was packed in the car we didn't have a change of clothes or anything for the next day.. so it was a little rough! But the Wednesday night we got to go to Bakersfield. And they looked for new apartments but couldn't find any so they are currently decontaminizing our apartment :) So we've had to drive 30 mins to Arvin and 30 mins back every day for work, but it's been fun being with the Sisters!! It's Sister Alderman and Sister Holmstead and I knew both of them before so it's been fun!!
Then Thursday President and Sister Layton invited us to have lunch with them at the mission home. FANCY!!!! We just talked and had a nice light lunch.
Then on Friday after district meeting we had an impromptu mini zone training meeting where President and Sister Layton were supposed to come but they got delayed....Also we had to give the training in district meeting. They are doing it very different now, starting 2 weeks ago so we have to give a 20+ min training then a role play, and right now we have an Elder in our district that doesn't speak English so we had to do the whole thing in Spanish!!! So that was exciting!!! It's easy for the district leader because he's a native speaker but we're not!!! But it was good practice :) And we had Frida's BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!! It was SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was so happy and she has made it SO FAR!!!!!! We are so proud of her and she had a lot of support :) Even Mario Montes, the first guy I taught that got baptized was there to support!! It was so good!!!! Then the women's conference was great as always!!! :)
So this week has been CRAZY!!!!!! But over-all pretty good :) Frida is happy and well, Jessy is a savage and didn't come to church, or the baptism :( And the white lady who's name is Sheri dropped us....But we have found some good people that hopefully have promise!! Yesterday Rosa and her kids came to church!!!! They really liked it!!!! She had to leave after Sacrament but her son Isaac wanted to stay till the end so a member took him home after :) Also a random guy named Marcial came to church yesterday!!! He is a former investigator from Lamont but recently moved to Arvin and decided he wants to learn again and possibly get baptized!!!! So after church we taught him and set him with a baptismal date!!! It was such a miracle!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!! :) So it's been pretty good!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!! Thank you for all your support.
Hermana Martineau :)