Wow, this whole 20 thing feels weird. Thanks for all the Birthday wishes!!! It was a really great week. We found a whole bunch of new investigators. 17 to be exact. There were many whom I feel really have been prepared by the hand of the Lord to receive this glad message at this time. One of them is the Familia Sanchez. They have friends that are members and have always been looking for the true church, but they haven't been able to find it. When we taught the Apostasy they told us that this how they had felt their entire lives, going from one church to another looking for the truthfulness but not being able to find it. They came to church on Sunday and said that they had finally found it and that they were really at peace with their decision. They are just the best family and are SO prepared. It is a huge blessing to be able to be one of the missionaries to teach this family. I am really excited to see them progress and make covenants with our Father in Heaven. And a bonus is that they have a business making and selling campechanas and the Dad said that for us, they are free.... I think I am going to have to work on self-control with this situation. Ha-ha
My birthday was great. In total, I received 3 cakes from members. Thanks mom..... Ha-ha Really I have the best family in the whole world. They are always watching out for me and helping me to feel loved! I don't know what I would do without them. I love you!!!!!
This was a really good week. Our investigators, the Familia Sanchez, are really progressing well. We have visited them and each time they accept us warmly and with opening arms. They told us that they were going to sell their eatery that they have and make some changes in their businesses. We left them with a scripture and as we were about to leave, a thought came to me saying that "Those are some pretty big decisions". I asked myself what I would do in the situation. Almost immediately I answered "Well, I would involve the Lord. I couldn't do it alone." The Spirit prompted me to briefly teach a little about revelation and how the leaders of the Church and Jesus Christ himself have counseled us to ask of the Lord with faith and sincerity and He will tell us what will be the best. I invited them to pray together as a couple and ask for the guidance of our Father in Heaven. The next lesson I went on exchanges and wasn't there to verify the next day, but my companion told me something really cool. They had taken the opportunity and had asked for guidance. Then almost instantly the eatery got packed with people and they started selling more than they had sold in a long time. They know that it was the Lord answering their prayer. They are really special. They also said that they are going to be closing on Sundays and that after church, they are going to be taking all the leftover food from Saturday night and take it to the hospital and give it out. They are awesome.
This week has been full of blessings, big and small. My companion and I have been working on praying with a greater faith and doing self-evaluations to see what the progress is in our personal conversion. It has really been something great to see the difference. I would really love to tell you in a detailed manner what the changes are, but I can't. That is one thing that over the past couple of weeks I have seen and had my testimony strengthened because of it. The change comes gradually and slowly, almost imperceptibly, but it comes constantly. One day all of the sudden you say, "Wow, well that is different." It is something really special and I think that it is something that we all can do to be perfected in Christ. Moroni 10:32 I invite you to take 10 minutes each night and have personal reflection with the Lord. He will tell you what you can do if you ask with faith and humility. Have a great week!!!
Me and my companion Elder Quist