Well this last week has been good!!!!
First off : Well Ivone got baptized and her confirmation is this next domingo! Now her baptism service was quite interesting. So it was scheduled for 5 and there were quite a few members who came, but at 5 there was no Ivone! We waited 45 and then we decided to go and try and find her. So we left and while we were gone she came. So we went back to the church and when we were walking into the church there was a lady there that we had talked to before in her tienda. Now this lady was not very nice and so I was a little confused why she was there. Well it turns out shes prima de Ivone and she came with Ivone to try and talk her out of baptism. That's why Ivone was late. Because right as she was leaving her prima came. Now Ivone was strong and she said no I'm getting baptized. She got changed into her white clothes and was waiting for it to start and yet again her prima tried to talk her out of it, but Ivone said no I'm getting baptized. So the service started and the ordinance was performed. And after, part of the program was that a few selected members would share their testimony and then Ivone. All the members bore their testimony and before Ivone could stand up her prima stood up and started talking and she didn't say really really bad things but she brought up stuff that really just wasn't important. But before her prima finished you could see she got really uncomfortable and she ended kinda fast. Then Ivone stood up and bore her testimony and Oh my goodness! Her testimony was so powerful!!! It was amazing!!! then after Ivone bore her testimony the second counselor in the bishopric was welcoming her to the ward and he said " satan is going to attack you" and when he said this Prima de Ivone stood up and left. Haha last part is kinda funny. But it was literally such a powerful experience!!!!
Now why the drum roll??? because transfers is this week and ..................... Hermana Chaparro is leaving the area and her trainer is going to be my new companion! I'm sad Hermana Chaparro is leaving but I'm also really excited to see what me and Hna. Chacon can accomplish here in Centenario. My time with Hna. Chaparro was good. Sometimes it was really really hard, and I'll be honest there were quite a few times that I thought I couldn't do it, I thought a few times about going home. But every time before I could pick up the phone to call president. The mission of Christ would pop in my head, and remind me that His mission was not even close to easy so why should I think that mine would be. This thought got me through my time with Hna. Chaparro. It was hard but I definitely learned a lot from her.
That's about all the excitement that I can think of this last week. Oh we did do a service project for the people here in this stake and I got to power wash the Stake Center. Ya there is a lot of dust here and power washing makes it like 10x worse.
Hope you all have a good week!!! Love you all and thanks for all the support!!!!
Love Hna. McNamara