The other day this lady says to us, "You three look like Charlie's Angels!!" A few days later, a guy in our ward says, "You three look like Charlie's Angels, but that isn't very fitting, so what is your mission president's name? We will change it to Evan's Angels!"
So the nickname has stuck. Now everyone in our building and some of the ward members do it. Kinda funny, but we don't go around killing people. We try to do the opposite.
Yesterday was Juan's baptism and it went so well. He was glowing and so many of the ward members supported him. The ward is so great with support out here.
It was Sister Irizarry and my last Sunday and it was a neat day. SO many wonderful testimonies were given and the Spirit was strong. I love this ward so much, they have become my family.
On Friday we received a call from a guy named Mike that we had been teaching a month ago, but he stopped answering our calls. So when I picked up the phone to see he was calling, I was surprised. I answered and he seemed surprised that it was me. He then told me he didn't mean to call me but that he felt it didn't happen for no reason so he decided to meet with us. So we met with him the next day at a Papa Gino's and had an incredible lesson. He said he made some bad decisions and knows he needs to come closer to Christ. We felt we needed to comitt him to baptism right there so we did. He was hesitant so we asked him to pray right then and there if he should be baptized. He said that he hadn't been feeling the spirit because it was so hot in the restaurant and he feels it when he gets goosebumps. So he prays right there and he ends and says, "It is hotter than HECK (modified) in here and I still got goosebumps. I need to be baptized. I like the number 22, how about march 22?"
Well, yesterday we were sitting in a cafe having some hot chocolate and we get a call from the mission office. I answer it and they say that Sister Irizarry got her visa and she is going to Ukraine next Tuesday. It was quite shocking, because we didn't think she would be leaving this soon. It was sad, but exciting for her because she finally gets to go to her mission. It has been a blast while she has been here. I have even learned to pray in Ukranian, that is pretty cool.
This past week at the last minute we got permission to go to the temple with Angela for her first time!! It was incredible. My smile was huge as she was so happy to be in the temple. It was such an incredible blessing to see her whole progression. And guess what?!?! She decided she wants to serve a mission!!!!! How cool is that? It has been such a blessing to see her grow. I have been so blessed to have her in my life.
Last night I was feeling really lousy and we had one last appointment to go to. I felt so sick, and we decided to take me home because I just didn't feel well at all. We still had one last appointment that we were going to cancel. But then, I did not feel right about not going over, so we did. It was with this wonderful family that has been struggling, and it was the most powerful lesson I have ever been a part of. The Spirit was incredible and so many wonderful things happened that I cannot even begin to explain. It was without words. But I do know that the Lord loves us individually and we are always worthy to pray to Heavenly Father no matter what happens because He loves us.