On Tuesday, we visited Sister Boudreau (she is friends with Mom on Facebook). It was really cold and snowy.. She was getting dinner ready, so we helped her make homemade tortillas and fideo! Then she sent us home with a good portion of it! (I ate tortillas every day this week, at all times of the day!) We had real dinner with the Andersons! Dad, David, Michael, Mark... they are HUGE Broncos fans. Like basically a shrine in the basement of John Elway! It's awesome. They openly welcomed me to come back to visit any time! haha I guess the torture of my childhood is paying off (; Just kidding, football is a great sport and I love the Broncos.
Wednesday, our cars got grounded (which mean we can't drive them at all because of weather) while we were at dinner, so we went straight home.. It was an interesting night. We learned later in the week that we can still do missionary work, just without the car. Oops. Lesson learned for next time.
MIRACLE!! Thursday we finally met Jackie. She is so sweet. She was meeting with the elders at a members home (her ex-mother in law). There was a big incident in a lesson the last week before we got here and she was very upset. She told us all about it, but shortly after she shared a lot of things she didn't feel comfortable sharing with the elders. She has a rough past with her ex husband who treated her VERY poorly. It was amazing to see how comfortable she felt with us. I could see the opportunity to talk opened her and started to heal those issues. She still wants to learn and is so happy to know us! We love her already.
That evening there was a Relief Society activity called "Speed Friendshipping". Kind of like speed dating but only with ladies and not tryna date them. We had invited Chrissy, our investigator, and she was so excited to come! We stopped by a few hours before to make sure that was still the plan. (This is a great opportunity to meet more women and find good fellowshippers!) She is amazing and showed up. Chrissy and Matt have experienced a lot of adversity in trying to come to church and learn more, but she beat it this time! She loved the activity! Later in the week, we visited them to make sure they were planning on coming to church... guess what? THEY CAME! Everything about it was amazing. They stayed for all three hours. They chimmed in on the lessons. Matt is going to a youth activity to help on Wednesday. She wants to go to another service RS activity next month. Guys, its so amazing!!! Miracles are happening right here in little ole Elkhart! I love being a missionary!
Another quick Thursday miracle was that we missed getting hit by a car on the way to the activity. We drove with the bishops wife. As we were about to turn into the parking lot, a car zoomed past us and slid off the road into the church lawn. The amazing part is that Sister Sessions was just compelled to stop. She didn't think about it, it just happened. If she hadn't, the car would've spun out and possibly flipped. We would've been hit on the side that both Sister Price and I were sitting on. I know God was watching over us in that situation. That miracle wouldn't have happened without the love and protection of our Father in Heaven. He blesses his missionaries for their service.
I love you all. Have a marvelous, miracle filled week! (:
Sister Mondragon <3
P.S. We went to Target last Monday, I lost my mind. Best P Day in Elkhart. I bought a pillow. FLUFFY.