Sorry about no group e-mail last week, it didn't send and then I didn't have enough time to send it again. The most important thing that happened was that I'm no longer in a trio! We got a call from the
assistants to the president on Tuesday telling us that Hermana Escalante was being sent to English work. We were all super sad, but that's where she is needed most right now, so Hermana Austin and I are flying solo here.
The good thing is that the work is really starting to pick up. We had two sisters, Sandra and Elizabeth tell us that they both want to be baptized and that they are willing to do what's necessary to get there. They need to work out a few things, and come back to church a few times, but other than that they are so ready! Further updates on them as they come.
We have also been doing a lot of work with our recent converts. We have two, Alejandro and Jorge who are super solid. Alejandro was interviewed this last week to receive the priesthood, and he recently just went out and bought all new church clothes. It is super cool to work with both of them and see how the gospel has helped both of them. On Wednesday at the Ward Halloween party, Alejandro wanted to hand out candy for the trunk or treat, but didn't have a car, so we set up our
bikes in a parking space and handed out candy with him. It was probably the best idea we have ever had, and we all had a ton of fun.
In what little time we've had left this week we've been either doing service or fixing bikes. Service wise we have done everything from helping a member prepare to go out and sell elotes and raspados, (corn on a cob on a stick, and something kind of like a snow cone but so much better) cleaned up yards and made sandwiches for homeless people and then helped pass them out. As for the bikes, 4 of the 5 bikes that have passed through this district have had problems. First I got a popped tire on Monday, then Hermana Austin got one on Tuesday, then on Wednesday Elder Moncayo got a broken axel on his mission bike that was quickly made worse, I the words of Elder Grisham, "they gave us the bike in 1 piece, we gave it back in 28." We made it through Thursday and Friday without incident, then on Saturday Elder Moncayo got a flat tire on his new bike. But it's all good, because the work of the Lord is still rolling forth here, even if it's on patched tubes.
I hope as always that this e-mail finds all of you well, and that you all had a safe and happy Halloween with lots of candy. Thank you for all of the love and support I receive, it means so much to me!
Hermana Anna Christensen
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Y les dijo: Venid en pos de mí, y os haré pescadores de hombres.