FAMILIA!!!! Can I just sin and say I get homesick sometimes and miss you? Okay... glad I got that off my chest. I love you all and hope life is just oh so wonderful. I am emailing early cause we had fall sports day today. The whole mission gets together and we play Hero ball (it's like squittatch (NO CLUE HOW TO SPELL)- famous to the mission. We had tons of teams in their own colors and we dominated the whole thing! It was pretty sweet. Oh and I saw my cousin. Like Lori's nephew? We're franz. Anyway so this week was good! We found a myriad of new people to teach! ALonzo's family have always been like ANTI listen to us, but miraculously came in on our lesson with us this last time? And their hearts are opening a little bit at a time. She says "Soy catolico y no voy a cambiar!", pero cada vez, poco a poco, her heart opens a little more. Eliana is to be baptized this Sunday. We are going to see her tonight because she is stil kind of switching back in forth between this week and next week. I just want you guys to meet her so bad!! She is just this funny funny old lady who is so dramatic and sweet and hilarious. She reminds me of mom! Which is why I love her so much! Not the old part, just funny and sweet:) But she was one of those "Soy catolico y no voy a cambiar!", and welp, now she is getting baptized! So remember that woman I met outside of the temple the first day of my mission who was like "I need to get inside this building, I felt God tell me I need to come here and get a gift from God"- so we got her info and gave it to the missionaries? well she came to the VC and has been baptized! I have been praying to see the fruits of my labor a little more cause sometimes it's hard in the VC, but recently the fruits have been a little more prominent and evident! A couple days ago, another GOLDEN man came into the VC. I was already off shift and I tried to hand him off, but no one would take him so I made my comp impatiently wait as I gave this Pakistan (OF COURSE!) man a temple tour. And he said "How do I get in the temple?" and usually people say "Oh sorry it's just for members" - but really... that's only slightly the case. I always say, "OH yeah all are welcome! Just need to get baptized and prepare for a year and live worthily and then you can enter"- To this he said, "Okay... where do I start?" - he accepted a bdate for 2 weeks and it's sooo frustrating cause I have been working with him on the phone since, but the missionaries haven't visited him yet!! Sometimes it's hard putting your trust into a simple text message or email you send a referral to the missionaries. BUT he is SO golden! He said he just felt something pulling him to the VC that day! And he walked up to me like he was expecting a tour or like we knew each other already. That's why i couldn't give him up! There are some people that you just feel you knew them before this life. He was one of them. Another man who I am working with on the phone I feel that with. He just got out of jail and I read D&C 39:5-10 with him and it was written for him, now he wants to be baptized! ALSO I have been working with church headquarters to get the man in Pakistan (Naveed) baptized! I HAVE to send you his email you would cry at how beautiful his conversion process has been! And this past week he told me he was going to go to INDIA to meet with a man from the church, but is on bed rest cause he has Leukemia :( sad huh. But we still talk on the phone and he's great. And I am working on getting copies of the Book of Mormon to an ENTIRE ministry of this PRIEST in Pakistan who is interested! We met on chat and he doesn't know I am female so he calls me "Brother Kelly"- it's super cute. That's one AMAZING thing about this mission is we get to be part of fulfilling prophecy in that the work of God will go forth boldly nobly and independent until it has visited every country, swept every clime, and sounded in every ear. SO Pakistan is one of those countries being prepared to be opened right now. IT'S GREAT! This week was also on the rough side. Don't put this in the mass email, but I'm struggling with my comp alot. And the spirit can't be there when there is tension so we lost multiple of our bdates and I feel we are at fault. Even though they used thier agency. They are still getting baptized, but just not this week (Beny and Shirley) as planned. She says she needs to study it more. But Shirley was SO excited!!! :( It's just hard... I didn't realize how important comp unity is. So it's something that no matter if she changes or not, I just have to grow and learn patience. It's a process but it's coming! And I do love her she is great. OKay done let me know how everything is going!!! !Tell bear I have dream about her baby!!! AHHH!!!! And I want to know what's going on with all yall I have no idea!!! LUVVZZZ
ps I need amber creson's address!!! and figure out deferra;l thing!! LOVE YOU!