Monday, February 23, 2015

Week 83: Ready and Willing‏

These past four days were something of a whirlwind...and also something of a miracle. Because up until Thursday of last week we only had 7 lessons. My companion and I were just kind of frustrated about how slowly things were going in our area. We honestly didn't have very much to go off of until some appointments that we had for later in the week.
The good thing is that on Friday, Elder Chunga and I left a little bit early to go and teach some lessons in the morning. It's very interesting, the sweet, sacred spirit of promise that the morning brings. It is a canvas, full of possibility and fears, painted with our own good intentions, to be better today and to try our hardest to keep moving forward.
In the morning we started off with 2 lessons with Jose Cuyuch and with Wilson Mejia. They were two great blessings where we felt the spirit very strongly and challenged them to read the Book of Mormon. Both lessons were just so great and set a fantastic tone for the whole rest of the day.
We then talked to two new investigators, Laura and Marvin....the latter owns a store that sells imported things from the states, so I bought Root Beer and Scooby-Doo fruit snacks and went off, happily to teach 3 more lessons that day!
We ended off with 7 discussions in one day! It lined us up perfectly to complete our weekly goal!

We talked to Hermana Liset and her stepdaughters, Jasmine and Vanessa. It was a great lesson, we explained the Atonement of Christ and the Plan of Salvation along with another family of members. The girls committed to baptism for this coming week on the 27th.
Also! We had a lesson with Rolando yesterday in the house of the members again! I was so excited, because he also accepted a baptismal date for the 21st of March. He was so happy to receive a copy of the Book of Mormon and committed to read it and pray as well. is good. The church is true and I am so happy to be able to be a part of this work and to help it move forward. This past week was a great blessing as a whole. 
Just wanted to share a scripture with you: "For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands" (1Nephi 21:15-16)

The Lord will never forget about us, I love the thought that the Lord is always there, ready and willing to help us in our every need.


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