Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Darn Coffee

November 24, 2014

Dear family,
Adela didn't get baptized this week. She passed her second interview, but she just can't give up coffee. We didn't think it would be a problem, since we have been working on getting her off of coffee since August. She was drinking 6 cups when we met her, and she now drinks only 1/4 of a cup per day. She said she was going to quit before her baptism on Sunday. But she just won't kick the habit. Adela told us that she has headaches if she doesn't drink coffee, and so she isn't ready to give it up. I learned a lot about patience this week. We encouraged her to pray and fast and to replace coffee with hot chocolate or even coke (for the caffeine), but she still drinks coffee. Sister Haynes and I are really saddened by this, but we still love Adela so much. We will keep working with her and hopefully she will be ready for baptism soon.
Last week we had a mission tour, which means that a General Authority came and gave a training in our mission. The General Authority who visited us was Bradley D. Foster from the second quorum of the Seventy. He actually served his mission here like 50 years ago! So he gave a really good training in "Tex Mex", which was fun!

I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary and see how the gospel changes lives. It's changing mine! :)
Hermana Angus