|Mothers Day Picnic|
This week we (and when I say 'we' I mean Sister Ibarra and I play the supportive role of side-kick) had English class! It was a lot of fun because it happened to fall on Cinco De Mayo! Patty and Sister Mizelle made Tres Leches and lunch for us to celebrate with and sang some spanish songs. It was a blast. I am actually learning a lot and am enjoying it. Patty and Sylvia were there and invited a friend that is named Maria! We were able to kind of tell them about our calling as missionaries and gave a spiritual thought out of the Bible afterwards. I think over time they will become more curious about the church :)
We also went and volunteered at Elmcroft Nursing Home and had a blast playing Bingo. I kind of make myself laugh because I really get into it and forget that these little old people are just wanting to relax and win their prizes (candy.) I went to go give this man candy and he shouted 'I can't have sugar! don't cha know!' So I gave him some crackers. HA. Sometimes the old people there think I am an employee because of my name badge, and ask me to take them to the bathroom. I play along and point them in the right direction and say I will be there in a moment. Or they will ask me if I can help them, and when I ask what with, they just repeat the question. One little lady was getting frustrated with Bingo because her card was bad and she wasn't putting any chips on it. So she threw it and said 'I have no talent!' I assured her that God gives all of us talents and hers might not be bingo but that's okay. See? You can have missionary moments anywhere ;)
Wednesday was a blast because I got to go to my first Zone Training in the Fayettville West Zone. I saw some missionaries I recognized from my last area, so that made it even better :)
That night I was introduced to a 'real southern BBQ' restaurant called the Pic-N-Pig. It was good and I enjoyed it. A little lady from the ward took us there and we got to watch the private planes take off on the runway that was situated right behind it. Fun times!
This week we have been able to meet with 3 of our progressing investigators and have pretty solid lessons with them. It's so exhilarating when you have people to teach who are actually interested and ask you questions! I felt like I was truly fulfilling my purpose as a missionary in that moment. I forgot all about myself and was able to focus solely on them. It was great. One of the ladies only speaks spanish but that was neat because I could still feel the spirit when they talked about the Book of Mormon.
Then it was Mothers Day and I was able to Skype the Fam! It was so great to see all their faces and hear their voices. It was definitely what I needed!
I hope you know how much I miss you and love you! I always pray for you and hope for the best.
Until next week!