This past week has been an interesting learning experience. We found a man who went to church twenty years ago named Jermes and has read the Book of Mormon all the way through and has read a lot about Mormons on the internet (Anti Mormon stuff) but has an open mind. He came to church with us and then after the sacrament meeting left but then some Elders started to talk to him and they talked with him for 2 hours and they were just arguing about Joseph Smith and to see if the missionaries knew about tal tal cosa but when we went by him I was like "We are not going to argue with him but teach by the spirit" and I asked him if he had ever prayed to know which church was true and he said no. So this week I committed him to pray about our message and to see if God answers his prayers.Rafaela didn't come to church this week and I think this week we need to be a little bit more bold with her because she believes the Book of Mormon is true but doesn't make the connection that if it´s true then the church is true. We might have to drop her but we´ll see what happens.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I´m doing good. President hasn't left yet and told us that he won't tell us when he leaves but I think it´ll be this week. I do have parasites again. This time I have 3 different parasites and a bacteria. I´m taking 5 different pills a day several times a day and I have a schedule. Then after taking these for 10 days I have to take a different one after.
I´m so happy to hear that you guys are having fun and doing great!!
Here is a picture of this cute little kid that has a TON of energy! We are teaching his mom Rafaela and she´s reading The Book of Mormon but please pray for their family!
Hermana Peterson in my Hammock that I got.
My nine months picture that Hermana Fraire and Peterson made me take. Half way point.
THEY CAME TO CHURCH!!! This family that has been inactive finally came to church this week and we are so happy!!!!!! This family really needs your prayers. Juana y Francisco
Monday, June 13, 2016
I can't write much today but please keep praying for Rafaela and her husband. She didn't come to church this week and I`m worried. Thank you so much for everything and the prayers.
Monday, June 6, 2016
I don't have very many words this week. This past week it has rained everyday hard core.
We met this women from this Seventh Day Adventist church and her name is Rafaela. We started to visit her and then the second visit that I had with her I asked her to pray to see if this was the true church and if she felt like it was true to be baptized but I didn't even get to the baptism part before she said, "yes". I was like what? " Yes I will join your church if I get an answer" I was blown away. Then she said that she had had a dream where she was talking with Jesus and he asked her about her church and our church. She told him that she was pretty comfortable in her church. Then he told her that one day Men in white shirts or Sisters would tell her the truth and she would know it was the truth. He then told her that they would ask her a specific question. She told me, "That question you just asked me was the exact same one that Jesus told me"
She is absolutely amazing! Her husband doesn't like us that much and she thinks that the Sabbath is on Saturday because the bible she has says the word Saturday which is totally a man made bible where people add or take our words but she still believes it´s Saturday so if you could pray for her and for her husband that his heart will be softened. She is an amazing women who would be an amazing member but please pray for her that she´ll get an answer!
I don't have any thing much except I love this quote by Hinckley!
Do you feel gloomy? Lift your eyes. Stand on your feet. Say a few words of appreciation and love to the Lord. Be positive. I do not know how anybody who is a member of this Church can feel gloomy for very long. This is the day which has been spoken of by those who have gone before us. Let us live worthy of our birthright. Keep the faith. Nurture your testimonies. Walk in righteousness and the Lord will bless you and prosper you, and you will be a happy and wonderful people.
I love this quote by Gordon B Hinckley because he´s right! We need to stop looking for the rainy storms of life and look more fully for the sun shine! I love also what his wife said when she said, "I like laughing more than crying...crying gives me a head ache" When we feel like crying we need to go outside take a deep breathe and laugh our head off and laugh about the funny things that life throws at us! Something that I learned from a theater teacher is to smile for a whole minute, it´s a little funny or weird but it´ll help your day be a little more happier.
Love you all!