> I love you all so much.
> I'm so sorry we're emailing so late. Because of the holiday and
> transfers and lots of crazy experiences we're a few days late!
> This week has been incredible. Hard and SOOOO much progress.
> This field has been cultivated and cared for so long that now we're
> hardly able to keep up with the progress. We have so many now working
> towards baptism and more everyday. I am absolutely amazed. I am so
> grateful to be here another transfer and help these incredible people.
> They have become my own and I love them so very much.
> I feel like we've finally got a hand on the work.. Sister Perez and I
> work so well together and are so good at rolling with the punches. We
> put our heart and soul into it, and are doing so good. We're teaching
> an english class a few nights a week and playing soccer as a finding
> activity. We're also helping with family history. I can't believe
> the changes this area has been making.
> Even through the rough dry times we've had faith, we've known there is
> good ahead and we've worked for it. I've come to gain a strong
> testimony of "Miracles coming after the trial of our faith". Our
> faith has been tried and now I can't believe the miracles.
> On monday we recieved a text message from the referral system giving
> us a name referred from the website for us. After much opposition we
> were finally able to give him a call. Miguel Angel. Incredible man.
> He's dad's age and has children our age, though all in Mexico. Just
> talking to him on the phone, I have never heard someone so ready. He
> was so humble.... he'd been waiting. He'd given the church a thought
> a time or two but he has come to truly believe it for himself and
> wants to change his life. I truly have never met someone quite like
> him. These people are examples to me.
> He lives in a trailer with quite a few other broken sweet people
> trying to make a living. Including a sweet handicapped young man
> about our age, Luis. Just seeing how they are with him, feeding him
> and taking care of him, really humbled me. They are absolutely
> incredible people. And it seems all his friends are also so eager to
> learn. They've come to the english classes as well and we can hardly
> keep up with it all!
> We've also been working a lot with Nery & Amariris's family. (They
> have a few kids here in the states, all grown up, the youngest is 16)
> They are SO CLOSE!!!!! And we've seen miracles with their children. I
> absolutely cannot believe the change in that family. From hurt,
> dissinterested and fighting to stay together. To warm, loving,
> cultivating unity and craving the gospel. We hardly have enough time.
> We've started teaching each of them individually which has been
> incredible!!! They've been craving the gospel so for so long.
> Last night we taught one of their Daughters Estrella, and gave her her
> own book of Mormon. She is such a sweetheart. She's 18 and
> beautiful! But she has such a good head on her shoulders! We had the
> most incredible conversation about prayer, and it was incredible to
> see her understanding and love for the gospel. She is so ready.
> I have never seen anyone so ready.
> It's truly opened my eyes that all situations in life are like Santa
> Fe. We can easily find the hardships, trials, and darkness. It's
> hard not to be overwhelmed by it. But I know Satan only puts that in
> front of us when there is something so incredible ahead he doesn't
> want us to see or get to. Working hard and having faith, trusting our
> Heavenly Father in the good here has turned my heart and soul around
> and taught me so very much. This is his work and he will never allow
> it to fail. When we strive to see things through his eyes, we cannot
> comprehend nor handle the joy.
> There truly aren't words.
> I love Santa Fe.
> I love you all so much.
> Don't let the mists of Darkness discourage you, for they are only
> there to try to keep us from seeing the trees of life.
> If there wasn't good ahead, Satan wouldn't try.
> Never give him the upperhand.
> You are all so incredibly strong and I am honored to call you my family.
> I love you and pray for you constantly.
> Your baby girl,
> Hermana Lindsay Jardine