McKenna's mom here. Let me just say that Hermana McKenna must be sooooo incredibly busy because she sent me her companion's email this week instead of writing one herself! Mmmm....that may have made me upset but she wrote back to some questions I had asked her about and had replied to comments I made about how the family here in Panguitch is doing.
"So M. is just incredible... I´m just going to keep writing that every week because she is like the highlight and miracle of our lives at the moment. We went over this week and she told us that one day she was thinking about the church and was looking at the Book of Mormon and was wondering "Can this really be true?"... so she thought about it for a moment and then turned on the tv (haha she also told us that she probably should have picked up the BoM and read it... well at least she knows it).. but when she turned on the tv it was a show about the Mormon church (fancy that) and it was talking about baptism... haha how perfect is that!!!! We talked a lot about her baptism and she is excited for it! She came to church yesterday for the first time and loved it, she loved the messages, the people, the spirit!! I´m sooo excited for her
Guess who else came to church... R.!!! You know, super catholic R. that didn't want to come to church because she goes to mass... so last week we had a super fuerte (strong) lesson with her about how she needs to come to church to know if it is true... and she didn't come. then this week we had another fuerte lesson about how she needs to come to church... and then we were really annoying and kept calling her and walked with her to church, but hey-she came!!!! Woohoo. that is a victory, let me tell you.
We found an investigator this week that is so legit... we contacted her and started telling her about the church and all...come to find out she has researched all about the church and has read the Book of Mormon... crazy right. She is also such an interesting person- she has blue hair, blue eyes and is a tattoo artist. Good thing the gospel is for everyone!
Lots of funny crazy experiences this week...
-We met a guy who quoted princess diaries to us and then made an analogy from the movie to the gospel... haha so legit.
-We were teaching this crazy lady who would mid sentence stand up and start dancing with her pillow... we invited her to church and she flat out said no... but hey we got an invite to her church!!! :)
-We found this lady whose son is on a mission, and she isn't a member, so we went to her house for lunch and she absolutely pampered us... super cute
-We ate with this man yesterday who had misplaced his juice... so we started eating without the juice and every 10 minutes or so he would suddenly get up to go search his whole house for this juice... no worries. The juice was found."
From McKenna herself:
Heeey mom....:) If you wanna see what I do and be a little more vocal in what you believe, you could ask the missionaries if they need help in a lesson and tell them you would love to come. Finding members to come to lessons is one of the most difficult things here and then you would get to see just want I´m doing out here! I love you!!!
Us with one of Hna Fowers converts that we went to see
C. She stopped us in the store one day and told us she has a son on a mission in England, but she and her husband aren't members. She had us come over and eat and showered us with love and kisses and yummy food!
My hand is blurry in the picture because I was preaching it up to C.'s husband. Trying to beg them to read the Book of Mormon for their son. Well I guess you can see how much attention they paid... But still, fun pic!
The cakes in one of the store that´s right across from the centro JAS. (Side note: I'll have to ask Hermana McKenna what the JAS is!)
Us with some BYU students eating at the house of one of our investigators, P.