Familia,I have a lot to talk about so I ran into the internet shop first to get the good keyboard:) sometimes sacrifice has to wait until after internet time.....
SORRY IF THIS IS ALL OVER THE PLACEI love these people. They have so many problems but i just love them. Luvia is the mom, she's 29. Wesley 13, Dulce 12, Blanca and Josue 8. Wesley hasn't been going to school lately because he never feels motivated enough by his mom. He has already been held back 2 grades and his mom is convinced that he has just given up. So lately we have been getting up in the morning and taking him to school! It is the only way he will go! Half of the time he is late though, so we end up sprinting (LITERALLY SPRINTING IN OUR DRESSES) to get him there on time. Haha we probably look ridiculous. He loves it though. They have been starting to pray more often because in primary they learned what to say that teaches them how to pray:
antes de la oracion, poner mucha atención (Before I pray, play close attention)
mis brazitos cruzaré (cross my arms)
mi cabesita inclinaré (bow my head)
mis ojitos ceraré (close my eyes)
a mi Padre Celestial oraré (pray to my Father in Heaven)
It's the cutest thing and they always say it right before they are going to pray.
Luvia started talking really poorly about Wesley again and saying everything he does wrong. It was so sad and he tried to leave because he was embarrassed, sad, and felt like it wasn't fair. Hermana Allen dragged him back inside and we talked once again about how things should be in the home. How they need to love each other and build each other up. We played a game where someone would tap a pencil and until they stopped tapping it we would pass an object around. When they stopped, the person who had the object had to say something they liked about the person next to them. It helped them SO much and it might have been the first time they had heard a compliment from one of their family members. They are progressing so much, but they have a lot to improve still! I love them and am so happy to be able to help them.
Well this week might be make or break for them. They are going to decide if they are going to be baptized. We will be fasting with them tomorrow to help them make that decision. Please pray for them.
wow sorry I still have so much I want to tell you about but I have no time! hopefully one of these days i'll find time to write in my journal... that's probably why I have so much to say, I don't want to forget it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMMY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA-W! I love you both so much!
BARRETT AND ERIN THANK YOU FOR THE PACKAGE!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
so do the office elders because I shared the chocolate haha
Dad, don't worry too much about the flood in the house. People here would be happy to have something other than a dirt floor. The house can be fixed. Be happy that more important things aren't falling apart in the house, like our family. It could be worse. Love you.