Ah sounds like you guys are doing great!! Im so glad you, dad and Riley arrived home safely from your trip. Im glad you guys had fun in San Diego! Yay ri! It sounds like he is doing soo great with baseball! Im so proud of him!! Thats awesome he got the win on Friday night. Congrats on beating San Diego!!
Seriously, I feel like the weeks are going by faster and faster too. I cant believe it! This week was a really special one. Filled with so many tender mercies and miracles. I´ve felt so much love from my Heavenly Father. He is preparing His children here in Halachó to hear about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We have some wonderful investigators who are keeping their commitments and are really growing in the gospel. One of those investigators in William! His baptism is this Saturday!! Woo hoo!!! Ah man. Everytime I think of him I get teary eyed. The gospel has changed his life COMPLETELY. He is going 2 months without drinking now and you can see his desire to follow Jesus Christ in his eyes. He is so excited to get baptized this week. He has truly used the atonement in his life and has come to know his Savior. Im so happy for him. :)
Yesterday (Sunday) we went to another area for church. The missionaries in Calkini and Maxcanu, members from our wards, Presidente Echeverria (Counselor of President Ruiz), and us went to an area called Coahuila. This area doesnt have missionaries and there are tons of members but only 3 or 4 of them attend church. SO yesterday we woke up early and traveled to this area and split up and visited the members. Our objectives were these. 1) Bless the home and members 2)Bless the Sick and 3) Invite them to church. Sacrament started at 11 so we had all morning to help them get ready and invite them to church. We only held sacrament meeting but it was a sacrament meeting that was SO special. We had a great turnout! 34 people were in the sacrament room! And the Elders gave 17 priesthood blessings to those who were sick. IT was such an amazing opportunity to be apart of. Im so grateful that I had the opportunity to help these people attend church and give them the opportunity to renew their covenants with God.
Sooo funny story. There´s no water in Halachó. Something happened to a pipe in Maxcanu and now no one has water here...well only those people who have water wells hahaha. BUT. We have been blessed with a neighbor who has a water well so we were able to fill our water tank but they said that we shouldn´t expect to have water for 3months. I love this area. I really do. I LOVE THE MISSION. These experiences are pricless! Im so happy you guys are doing well and being safe. I love you soooo much and Im so grateful for all that you do for me. I hope you have a wonderful week! :) Talk to you next week!
Love, Hermana Gates
1) con presidente ruiz y hermana ruiz 😊
2) It rained a lot this week! TENDER MERCIES! We were soo happy. :)
3) Returning home from our trip to Campeche!
4) Hermana Poroj, Hermana Escobedo, Hermana Lopez and I! This was at our activity with President and Hermana Ruiz
5) Pan de Pomuch! Its Huge! Pomuch is a pueblo here in campeche and its famous for its pan hahah.