November--A Month of Thanksgiving
Today Anabel (I found the correct spelling of her name...) Sanchez Velasquez was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Elder L. Corry Jones. It was a great day. Anabel even took her 2 boys and went to the Washington DC temple yesterday. She has already sent referrals for missionaries to teach her family members in Mexico and she is anxious to do family history work and then ordinances for her deceased family members. She is such a sweet lady. AND, she invited us for some more wonderful Mexican food next Saturday, along with the young elders who taught her.
Today is Fast Sunday and as a mission we are fasting for Elders Evan Wilson and Gary Ballard, both senior missionaries who are experiencing difficult health challenges at this time. Elder Wilson has Mineers and had a very bad bout with it for a couple of days this week. Elder Ballard has a pinched nerve in his back and has yet to be pain free. This week he is planning on a shot to help with the pain. We have concern for both of them because completing their mission assignment has been hard. Their wives are also stressed out about them. This just reinforces to Elder Jones and I how very blessed we have been while we have been serving here. We have been in good health and are so thankful for that blessing. We continue to thoroughly enjoy our mission here. The time is passing too quickly. The only reason to look forward to going home is seeing our family. We do miss them.