Sister Gomez

Sister Gomez

Monday, February 2, 2015

"Knock loud - might be dead inside."



Hey everybody! 
It's been another fantastic week full of miracles in Hutchinson! I can't even express to you how absolutely impossible every day would be without the Lord's help. Like if all of this was just up to us, I'd be sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day. But luckily it's His work, not mine, so I'm quite a bit too busy for any thumb twiddling :) 
So let's just dive straight in, shall we? First of all, Luanda. (pronounced Linda.) Waaat? She is the greatest. She came out of her house as we went to see her across the street neighbor and started talking to us. We are close to certain that she's completely insane, but also wonderful. She told us that she has been dying since she was nine (she's about forty now) and that she just has her feet planted in the ground and is ready to go. She has plastic on her couch and her bed in case she dies on either one because one of her friends insists on getting her furniture after she dies. She also has a sign on the door that says, "Knock loud - might be dead inside." 
Anyway, she's pretty chipper. She sometimes says she hates God, sometimes she loves God, and sometimes she cuts off people's hair while they're sleeping because she doesn't think God wants boys to have long hair. 
Next, Breanna. She is significantly more sane than Luanda and absolutely wonderful! She is the girlfriend of a less active man, Tim, who is also awesome. She comes to church each week with her adorable son Draven and has this incredible light and an incredible drive to find truth. She wants to be close to Christ, but she told us she's just searched everywhere for her path for so long. We shared Lehi's dream with her and it really spoke to her. She said she really identified with Lehi in that she always wanted her family to come with her on her journey closer to Christ. She also said that she'd never really known what the "fruit" or love of Christ tasted like because she was so down on herself all the time and didn't think she was good enough. But we've talked a lot about divine worth - we told her she was "elect" and explained what it meant and she just cried and cried. 
Finally, Danica! (pronounced Duhneeka.) She is the seventeen year old daughter of Rae Williams, a sweet lady who was baptized at fourteen and shortly after went less active. Well Rae has been rediscovering the gospel, prayer, scripture study and what not and is LOVING IT. We had their family over for a Restoration movie night a week ago and Danica loved it and is pumped to get baptized. She was like, "Can I get baptized this weekend?" and we laughed and insisted that we have to wait just a little longer, so she asked if she could get baptized on Valentine's Day. We'll just barely have time to teach her all that we need to since we don't get to meet with her often, but that's fine by us! 
Anyway, sorry this was a super long one! I felt the need to over share. 
I love you all so much! Keep me posted on your lives :) 
-Sister Siera Gomez 

Pictures: 
1. Us not wanting to plan
2. Me and Trista Maxwell being dorks
3. Sister Gunderson snapped a candid, studious picture of me during planning
4. On our way to somewhere exciting :)








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