Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 - so much love!

It was a super great week! The best thing...Karen y Ricardo got married!!!! Karen got baptized in June, but was like less active when her boyfriend Ricardo moved back in with her. They have a kid of like two months who is so cute. And Saturday was their wedding!!! Haha, it was kinda crazy planning a wedding when neither me or my comp have ever even seen one, and we had no idea what we were doing...but it worked out good!! And lots of members helped, and Karen and Ricardo were so so happy. Yay!!! Haha. it was just kind of funny. they didn't have rings, but I had some HLJ (CTR) rings in the we used those! Anyway. Ricardo thinks they're super cool so it's great. But yeah. So happy!!!! And then Ricardo will get baptized this week! :) 
 flowers! I promise the bouquet is prettier in real life. haha. we didn't have flowers, so we went running Saturday morning and saw some pretty flower bushes. and there were some old guards there, and we asked if we could have some flowers...and they went and cut so many flowers for us! They were so sweet. yay! now I know how to get free flowers whenever I want too.

decorations!  Kiana had asked for the reminder of how to make these (since they were part of the decor for the homecoming dance she was in charge of), and I was glad to hear that the Relief Society ended up making them, not her.
Ricardo has been super fun to teach. He used to go to an Evangelical church, but we taught him the Restoration and he believed everything, but he went back to his old church just one more time to see, but he said they were just asking money..when he told us that Karen yelled from the other room ¨there's your answer!!!¨haha. it was super funny. And, Karen has helped a lot. Then his problem was just coffee. We committed him to not take it...and he said yes, we threw out the rest of the coffee they had in the house and everything. But then after like 3 days he said and went and searched in like 5 pulperias (like little stores that are like every ten houses of the street here) for just one packet of coffee, cuz he didn't want to break the WOW a lot, just a little....but he couldn't find a single one! yay! But then the mom of karen moved back in and she drinks SO much coffee...... and they drank we had to change the baptism to this week instead of right after the wedding. But, he felt super bad about it after, and now they're so great and he is so so excited for his baptism. Yay!! They're so cute. They've been going to Institute for the last month and have loved it too, and read the book of mormon every night as a family. We love them! 

yay! Love!!
Also, yesterday at church, Richard showed up in a white shirt and tie and passed the sacrament!!! We were dying, it was just so cute. I loved it.

Also something cool, that kind of only makes sense if you've been a missionary and seen the District videos. We've been teaching Jose, a dad of two girls and a wife who got baptized in October. He goes to church a lot, but he has another church where the pastor is kind of crazy and says bad stuff about Mormons. But he really wants his whole family to be in the same church. So we've invited him to read the book of mormon a lot, but he hasn't read it ever. So we seriously had a lesson exactly like in the District 2, when Elders Christensen and Moreno are teaching Jynx? and we say, the answer to all your questions is here, and you haven't read it! And he says, and you think they would have told me that before! ....haha, we were dying laughing because it was literally like the same. Super cool! Yay for The District! We've decided that they should make a District #3 in Guacimo. 

I really love these people here. It's so crazy to think that three months ago I didn't even know that these people existed, and now I just care so so much about them all. It's really cool. I've just been thinking...if I can feel this love for these people, and also feel sorrow when they don't do what's crazy it must be for our Heavenly Father, who has billions and billions of kids, and feels this love when we obey and feels sad when we dont do what's right...I don't know. I can't really imagine it. But it's been really cool thinking about it.  I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ so much, and the love that they have for all of us, and the opportunity that they've given me to be here with these people in Costa Rica! And I'm grateful for the gospel, and for families, and the scriptures, and everything. so much love! 

yay! Love!!
Love you!!! Love, Hermana Moon

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