Hola Familia,

I loved the pictures you sent me this week and look forward to a detailed explanation of exactly what "Harry Potter Island" is, and what you did there. Send as many pictures as possible for that one.

The work here is great. I love this area we're in; there are not as many mountains to climb or as many mosquitos, but who misses that? Haha. Just kidding. I really did like hiking around Utuado. But Guaynabo is doing very well.

We are still working with the Solano family, and they are progressing well. They are still struggling a little with the Word of Wisdom, but the father said that he is taking some pills from the doctor to help him with his cigarette problem (I'm not sure what pills they may be), and they said they didn't buy any more coffee this week when they went shopping. :) I am really excited about that, because I see it as a large step of faith on their part, and so I expect them to recieve blessings for that. We discussed thier baptismal date with them and changed it . The father actually set it himself; we asked him how long he'd like to wait, and he said he would be ready in 2 weeks. We are really excited about their dedication to the things they are learning. They continue coming to church weekly, which is great. They really seem to like it and are getting more and more comfortable there.

We do a lot of walking here because we still don't have a lot of appointments, so we walk to appointments and talk to people on the way. We met a guy this week with really intense dreds, and he seemed really interested. When we told him about the Book of Mormon, he wanted to know if it was legit, or if some human made it up. We told him it was real and written by ancient prophets, and that it contained the fulness of the gospel. He let us set an appointment to come and see him, and we were really excited. BUt then they put Elders in our ward, and where he lives is where they are working. They went to see him and taught the first lesson, and said he was really cool. It was probably better that the Elders went because one of the Elders is a surfer and as hippi as you can get and still be Mormon, so they really clicked, I guess. They talked about surf boards and looked at all of his and he sang for them (because I guess the guy with the dreds is a singer in a band). We're really excited for the Elders to teach him. :)

We also had a contact on the freeway on-ramp. We were just talking to this guy there for 35 minutes (don't worry; it was on a side-walk with a guard rail between us and traffic), and in the end he accepted a Book of Mormon. It was cool. He really likes to read, and he said he would read in the book. I really like walking around and just talking to random people on the side of road; you never know who you're going to meet.

We are really excited to have a set of Elders working in our ward with us; they are really great missionaries. We went to have a lesson with a part-member family with them this week (to introduce them to each other), and it was really great; you could feel the spirit very strongly as one of the Elders testified of the blessings of the Temple and eternal families. I am really excited for this part-member family, because the husband is not a member, but he attends nearly every week with his wife. He is just afraid to covenant with the Lord, when he knows that as a human being, he is fallable. I know the Elders are going to help him.

I love you so much and hope all is well! Can you believe you're almost done with your trip?! It has been longer than a transfer already. Crazy.

Hermana Miller

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