It's hard to believe that I'm already three fast Sundays down. We had fast Sunday yesterday due to conference. I'm excited to hear what the Lord has to say to us! We get to go to all of the sessions here at our building. I'm not sure how it is going to work out though because our bishop is going to translate into Navajo. So if we have to listen in Navajo it might not work out so well, but i think they broadcast it in both languages. That sounds like it would be fun to go up to the cabin if you could watch it. Is it still raining? How long has it been raining? I have never seen the snow that high! That's crazy.
Well I have had a few firsts this week! On Wednesday night we got a call from a brother in the ward and he wanted us to come to a funeral that he was conducting the next day. We told him we would but my companion is the District Leader so we were going on exchanges the next day. For some reason he decided to go with the other senior companion and left me with the junior companion which has only been out one more transfer than me. So the two of us spent the day together and went to the funeral. We thought we were going to have to give talks or say the prayers but he just wanted us there. Then after we had to go and dedicate the grave with him because he didn't know how to do it. It was kind of strange because the family only wanted the pallbearers at the grave site. So we went with him to do that. That was something that I have never done before.
The next first was a pretty awesome experience. So we have been working with this man and women. They would be baptized except for they need to get married, and in order for them to get married he needs to stop drinking. He has come a long way and we are getting there with them. But his brother lives next to them with his girlfriend, and they just had a baby recently. The baby went in for it's check-up and the doctors found something wrong and wanted them to take her to Albuquerque to a doctor. They called us the night before they were supposed to go down and asked if we could give them a blessing. So we went over and gave the little girl and the mom a blessing. We went back to the little girls dad's brother's house, the one that we have been working with, a couple of days later. He told us that they didn't find anything wrong with her and that her parents wanted to meet with us. Last Wednesday we met with them and talked about the Book of Mormon and invited them to church. We weren't able to go and remind them so we weren't sure if they were going to come or not. But they did and loved it. They could only stay for two hours because they had to go cook and get stuff ready for a dinner they were having for the baby. They invited us to the dinner and then after we watched the Testaments with all of them. It was a really awesome spiritual experience. Now the mom wants to get baptized and the dad wants to as well. So we have an appointment with them on Tuesday and we are going to talk about baptism. We are excited for them. And it was all brought about by the power of the priesthood. It is real!
Yesterday we were asked to teach Gospel Principal's. Then after we seperated for Priesthood there was nobody to teach Elders Quorum so we taught that as well. Our lesson in Gospel Principal's was on the priesthood and the two new investigators we got were there. We were able to use the story about the blessing of their baby and talk about how he could have that same power to bless and heal his own family. It was a really good lesson. Everybody around here relies on the missionaries to do pretty much everything so we were use to having to teach a lesson all of the sudden.
I am loving it here! I love the people and the work! It's hard to believe that this is the last week of my first transfer. It seems like I just got dropped off at the MTC. Time is flying already. I love you all!