It's transfers week! That's why you aren't hearing from me till today. But we are safe another round! We're super excited. ... It's amazing the bond and friendship I have with Sister Carolan. I'm sure you'll meet her one way or another someday. When I had my interview a month ago with President, he told me that it was the main reason he transferred me here - to be companions with her. That we needed each other. So that's been neat to see. Plus, when you go through things with someone as intense and difficult as a mission can be, you just grow close. That's all there is to it!
We did each get sick last week. Sis C got the worst of it - she has a nasty sinus infection which is no fun. But we a good week. The highlight was Saturday when we were able to go to the temple. There's a family (of 6) who were baptized 6 years ago. They then went inactive, and the Elders have been working with them to reactivate them. And Saturday they went through the temple, and then were sealed as a family! It was so amazing to see! The Elder who even baptized them originally came back with his family. Awesome to go through with them, but then to watch their 4 kids (2 boys, 2 girls) come in the sealing room in white, and be sealed. That was one of the happiest times I've had. You can't but help but just smile from ear to ear. They were sealed by Hermano Huerta, and of course all in Spanish. To be right in the center of that priesthood power, where things are bound on earth and in heaven for eternity, and to feel of God's love so strong for this little family who's been through so much. To feel of something that is just so much bigger than all of us that we can't really even conceive. Made me reflect a lot on our family, and how we have a potential, individually and together, in the eternities that we can't really imagine or fully understand. Pretty neat.
Easter was good... We had a packed house in sacrament at 70 people! (people don't miss church on Easter or Christmas :) It was really great though. I just love testimony meetings in this little branch. They are each so pure. The testimonies they have are basic, but pure and vital. And because that's what they share (instead of stories or something that really doesn't belong in a testimony meeting) the Spirit is so strong and unrestrained. It's really neat.
I hope you all have a great week.