Cities and Companions

Cities and Companions

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2/16/2015 - Culiacan Letter & Pics

Hey Everyone,

  This week has been great but hard, we worked and worked and worked. We put some goals together and almost reached them all, it was amazing!  We taught some great lesson's and had some pretty crazy experiences in the street. We had contacted a woman in the street who is literally half the size i am and we had run into her a couple of times and it was great. Well one day we saw a woman sitting down on the street and we asked if we could help her, well she was acting like she had a sickness but we later found out she was completely drunk. We helped her to her house and found out she was the sister of this woman we kept running into. And so we sat down and started talking with her and started to share a message when her husband and brother in law came home, they were both drunk as well. So we quickly got up and left. It was interesting, i couldn't help but think how sad it was for this woman to have a family who were addicted to something so vile and vicious as to take away their agency and act literally like animals. It was something i will never forget.

   We also had a really cool experience with a family that is going to get baptized this transfer, we just know it. The father usually is not in the lessons and there were a couple of times where something would just happen and then he would be there. We focused really hard that he and his family could make it to church this week and we waited outside the door of the church even until after the first hymn, but they didn't come. So we waited and took the sacrament and right when we finished they walked in, it was such a beautiful sight. After the second hour of Gospel principles, the father when and talked with the bishop and asked if he and his family could get baptized this Saturday! we were so excited an happy! although we have a  stake conference this week and the converts have to be sustained on Sunday so we will see how it goes.

  This week has been great, i only hope that i can learn from it and continue to know what the spirit wants me to do. Sometimes it is hard and we don't understand why or even how, and we are not quite sure where the answer is and others around you are just bursting with the spirit. I do know that we should never give up, sometimes we will not receive an answer, or a feeling and we need to continue to keep going and always remember Him. i love you all, stay safe this week!

Always Happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

We also have the original giant avocados here, super good!

There was a river outside our apartment

Today we had a lovely rainstorm you could barely see the church which was two blocks away

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