HOLA!! I cannot believe how fast this week flew by! Here is the run-down:
-Monday:We found an hermana named Maribel! We were contacting, and she was very receptive, and after a moment of talking with her, we put an appointment to come back another day, but she asked if we had to go in that moment, and we took just a few moments to show her a video, and then we went to our appointment for family home evening. And it went super well! It was with our ward mission leader and his son who isn’t a member, and a co-worker. We talked about the plan of salvation, and the co-worker Juan Pablo is super PILAS (awesome)! He is actually an investigator of the Elders, but was asking us super great questions! (Mostly about the final judgement and the resurrection)
-: We went with Eric, and had a great lesson! We taught the plan of salvation, and after when we quizzed him, he remembered all of it! And then after that we went with an hermana named Paoli, and we asked her why she didn’t go to church, and she was like, "well I had my baby !" We were like, oh okay! It is always important to know WHY someone didn’t do something before you judge! Haha
-: We went with Eric again and talked more about the Atonement. It went so very well. Until the end when his mom told us that they go to another church occasionally because there is someone that helps them financially… And more than anything it made us sad because the mom has been a member for about 4 years, and her son went on a mission and all. But then in the evening we went with the Sintuj family to answer some of the questions of their 11 yr old. She had asked us why some people don’t take the sacrament, and how we can know that God has forgiven us. We were able to answer her using the Book of Mormon. I love being able to use the Book of Mormon to answer all types of questions!
-: We went to Ipala for divisions! It went super well! We were able to meet new people, and there was one part that I liked a lot. We had found a new family and we were teaching about the Restoration of the Church, and the hermano was like "well you guys come around and talk to us about Jesus just like all the other missionaries of other churches do¨And I have never felt so strongly that our message is different. And calmly I testified that our message was different. I testified about how thanks to Joseph Smith, the Church was restored, and it is the only true Church. He just sat there, and we kept on teaching, and then at the end he told us that now he understood why we are different and went and got a copy of the Book of Mormon that he had in the other room and told us that he had had this book for 4 years, but never knew what it was. It was awesome to explain what it was and why it is so important.
-: Some members invited us to eat lunch, and after we had eaten, we shared a little about the Book of Mormon, and we gave them a list of questions that can be answered with the Book of Mormon, and the parents chose theirs, and then the daughter told us that she wanted to know what made us want to go on a mission. I told her that Alma 36 was basically my reason and my process of deciding to serve a mission. Then in the afternoon we had a great lesson with Yesenia. We were reading with her in the Book of Mormon, and we were explaining a little about the Holy Ghost and how we can get answers to our questions. We also explained how we knew it wasn’t by chance that we had found her, and then she started crying and told us that she knew it wasn’t by chance, and that is why she is always so happy when we are there.
-: So we had made all these plans to have a lunch with some members and Maritza, we had confirmed everything, and then we got to Maritza's house, and she was like, sorry I can't. We were so sad. And then we got to the other families house and only the mom was there. So we still had the lunch and all, but it was sad because her daughter was sick, her husband was out of town, and the other daughter was at a youth activity. Sometimes all the plans fall and you just have to move on. That is something I have learned.
-: Eric came to church with his mom! That was a huge miracle! And some less actives that we have been working with came, and they brought a friend! That was awesome! Then the rest of the day was super rough, but it happens sometimes, right? But the good thing is we are going to see miracles this week.
Ponderizing: 1 Nephi And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure until the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.¨
Love you all! Hasta pronto!