All good news this week!!
JOHN 14:26-27 la paz os doy...
We had 5 investigadores en la capilla!! Magy, she brought her brother in law Aaron, (a new invest. for us), Jose Luis, David y Gabriella. It was such a blessing for us. We are really having success in the area right now. I am truly a witness of His love and His miracles. I know that when we put ourselves in His hands, when we put our faith in Him, his timing and everything, he ALWAYS blesses us. The meetings sunday were super powerful too. There being 6 missionaries in our ward, its pretty common for us to speak. haha. Elder Peterson (the future AP, bien poderoso) spoke at the end of the meeting and bore a super strong testimony about our Savior and how truly wants us to come to him and find peace. in gospel principles the spirit was equally as strong about the tribes of israel and the gathering of. and the FRUITS of the evangelio. The maestra, Hermana Rubi asked a lot of our investigadores, recent converts, what their experiences have been since they have come in contact with the gospel..
and I will tell you how its been & what they said..
David y Gabriella
gabby has depression, can hardly sleep. David doesnt have work. they have a 4 year old son. gabby from her depression suffers a lot of emotional problems. she doesnt like to talk to other people, let ANYONE in the house, or leave the house. she wouuld sleep for most of the day and wasnt happy. david has been her rock, her best friend, and her only support. but i will tell you, this is not the gabriella we know. since we have been teaching her, she is SO happy! she always invites us to come to her house and eat, is eager for us to leave her and david chapters and stories in the book of mormon to read, is so excited to go to the activity for R.S. and play volleyabll and make ornaments for christmas. she also is sleeping well when she does her prayers. she has said that she has never felt this way before about any religion and howshe is proud to tell people that she is listening to the mormones :)
jose luis has schizophrania, and hasnt had work for 4 months. he has sold everything he has. his fridge, all of his clothes, his tools to work, because he was that desperate. he hasnt had money for his pills either. his daughters and wife have abandoned him and he is always alone. most nights he would only sleep for an hour or two because of his disorder. He too has a love for the book of mormon, and is soooo willing to follow our Savior and to have this perfect brighness of hope in Him. We read alma 7 and mosiah 24 with him this week. in church when hermana rubi asked him how he has felt he was almost in tears saying that he feels peace like he has never felt before.
magy is such a blessing. we lost her date of baptism for the 22 though.. she is having problems with her son and her husband. her son is from a differnt father. she has some things that we are going to help her fix before her baptism, but she wants to change. and she realizes that she can be made clean through the atonement of christ. she is our miracle.
My testimony is growing through these people. every day. like nephi, i do not know everything, but i do know that god loves me and loves his children. i have never in my life felt more inadequate weak and discouraged, but neither have I seen such miracles and love of god in my life and in the lives of others. the coolest thing about the mission is seeing the scriptures and promises de our heavenly father come alive in the lives of others. my whole life I have had the gospel and taken this precious gift for granted. sometimes I feel like im learning everything for the first time. something our mission pres. always says is that the mission is a school or our universidad. this is the time where we learn our profesion. so when we return home, we KNOW HOW to apply all this knowledge and experiences into our jobs. not only are we preaching the gospel, but we are preparing ourselves to be future leaders of the church, future mothers, fathers, members, this is our time to become obiedient and prepared. this is our time to prepare the world for the coming of CHRIST:
read and delight in the scriptrues. meditate them and their stories. and apply them to your lives. remember that the gospel is the MOST important thing to center our lives upon. i know life is busy.. i know sometimes we think we cant find the time.. but thats not true. If we are too busy to study the scriptures, and to pray, we are far too busy than what the Lord intended for us to be. (gordon b hinckley)
I love you all so much.
Enjoy the blessings of the gospel, seek to find the peace it brings in each and everyone of your lives!