Hola mi familia y mis amigos,
Well 18 inches of snow in two days definitely puts a fun spin on missionary work. We've been enjoying ourselves for the last few days (and I've been thanking my mom for forcing me to come out here with a scarf even though I told her I would never wear it).
Everything with Karina and Pablo has been great. Our Bishop (or leader of our congregation) visited them yesterday afternoon and Pablo and He had a great conversation. They talked about the blessings that the Gospel brings to families. When we stopped by for our lesson at 8, we asked Karina and Pablo about the difference they've seen in their family since they started learning about the Restored Gospel. Here is a little sample of their responses:
1. We haven't had a fight in two months (to which little 5 year old Brian said, "which is weird because in California they used fight all the time." Gotta love kids to be honest about everything).
2. The entire house feels more peaceful (cough cough...the Holy Ghost being there with them)
3. Juan Pablo is behaving much better with his brother Brian
Everything has changed about them. Within the next month they are going to be baptized and will have the goal for going to the Temple to be an eternal family (none of the "til' death do you part") in a year. Please pray for them that Pablo with accept that he can't "know" everything before his baptism and that faith will be how he receives his answer as to whether God wants him to be baptized.