Monday, April 14, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things...(this week)

My favorite thing about the week was probably going to the temple this past Thursday. The Portland temple is absolutely gorgeous and it was really cool to get to go.

My favorite thing about my mission so far has been the people and my favorite people have been Carlos and Maria.  They're the same family I talked about last week who were baptized in September.  They are just so incredibly nice.  They don't really have anything but every time we go they feed us and tell us, "This is your home; please eat like this is your house."  It's one thing to meet humble people, but it's another when they show you such incredible kindness and generosity.

In addition to our branch in Cornelius, we also attend an English ward.  Both the branch and the ward are responsible for feeding us so we have dinner every night, sometimes twice if we stop by a member of the branch's house for dinner and they insist on feeding us.

We've been teaching this man named Ishmael.  He is such a good guy and trying so hard to learn. He's the one who came to Conference with us a few weeks ago.  This week, we taught Ishmael's kids.  He has nine-year-old twins and a five-year-old.  We taught them how we are all children of God and that, because God is a king, we have divine worth.  We used the Primary Manual and it was really fun.  At the end, we made crowns to help them remember they're divine and they really liked it.  We did a similar activity with another family for a dinner message.

Note from mom:  This week, she was short and sweet.  She's trying to figure out how to load her photos onto her Ipad so this is all we got.  Not sure who took these.

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