May 27, 2013
So this last week has definitely been the craziest week of them all. I heard that one of my good friends, Emily Bleazard, got her call to the same mission as me! That’s so exciting! It’s a great mission.
So a couple days ago I was at a less active members house who is pretty much my grandma out here. I love her haha. She reminds me of all my Tias back home. Very Mexican and proud of it! But she's the only one who makes us mexican food here and its really amazing! She has a little Chihuahua named Chucha haha. They also have a pitbull named Gordo. I was play fighting with little Chucha and my face was right next to the pitbull and I guess he wasn’t havin it cause he growled really loud and bit my face!!! I didn’t even know what had happened. I figured he lunged at my companions hand and my comp moved it outta the way and he smacked me on accident but no. Sure enough I started bleeding really bad right at the bottom of my eyebrow and I couldn’t get it to stop! I got really lucky though. I don’t think the dog actually bit down I think he just lunged at me with his mouth open and smacked me with his teeth pretty much. So I have two little holes in my head. One below my eyebrow and one right on my temple. They’re pretty small little scars but I definitely was being watched over cause that dog coulda ripped half of my face off!
So last Monday we went up to Las Cruces and one of my friends that I’ve thrown with in track since 7th grade goes to New Mexico state which is in Las Cruces. Every time we go there I always talk about how cool it would be if I saw him there. But school had just gotten out so I figured he had already went home. We went to the mall to look around and guess who I saw at the mall! My db Cam Dahl! It was sooo awesome! He said he had only been to that mall like 2 times in the two years he has lived there and the only reason he went was cause he was getting his car fixed and had nothing to do. He was gonna leave back home the next day. What a coincidence haha. It was really awesome though. We had lunch together with my comp and some other elders. It was nice to get to catch up with him!
So for another crazy story haha. This happened a couple weeks ago actually. On Mothers day we were supposed to go give this lady a blessing. But of course we were worried about skyping our mothers and totally forgot. Sunday comes around and we got a call to remind us about it. So we called her and she told us to come after dinner. We forgot our backpacks at dinner which never happens ever. Our backpacks have our oil and everything we need basically. So after dinner we go to her house and realize she’s a single lady and we can’t go in unless if we have another male with us. So we drove to like 5 different members homes and none of them were home or couldn’t make it. So we figured we would just give her a blessing in her back yard or something. So we get back to her house and realize we didn’t have oil haha so we go back to a members house who happened to be the high priest quorum leader and got some oil from him and he pretty much made us go to a different members house and ask him to come with us. We didn’t know the guy at all and I guess he worked on Sundays and couldn’t come to church so it was a little akward showing up to his house and asking him to come with us to give her a blessing. Also he is in the German Air force so he barely spoke any English. but sure enough he came with us and it was crazy cause it turned out that he was her home teacher and she had just lost her job and had to move but had no money or food or anything and he was moving back to Germany so he had all this food he couldn’t bring with him and he was able to help her out in so many ways. We didn’t even do any talking there cause he just had all these things she needed. It made us feel a lot better about forgetting everything haha. We feel like all that was meant to happen. It’s crazy how the Lord works in his mysterious ways to help out all his children cause he loves each and every one of us.
This week we also found 3 new investigators which was really exciting and we have 2 more who are basically ready for baptism. We have been really focusing on consecrating ourselves and being obedient with exactness and we are definitely seeing the blessings from it.
I hope everyone had a great week and has an even better one this week! thanks for all the love and support! sorry this letter was so long! lol Love you all!
Love Elder Espinoza