Monday, August 17, 2015
Hello once again,
This week has been super good. We`ve been working with quite a few people both investigators, part-member families, and less-actives that are progressing, slowly but progress none the less.
Our miracle this week was with our investigator Allen(17yrs). We were just walking by one day and he came up to us and wanted to talk to us and we ended up inviting him to our english classes at the church which he accepted, followed by an invitation to come back and visit him to teach him more about the church…luckily a few days latter we were able to find his house(he didn`t give very good directions) but we found him and had a super good lesson with him and set a baptisim date with him. Then a couple days later we ran into him again and he was super excited and told us that he had been reading alot of the Book of Mormon and liked it alot….so, hopefully it will go good and we can get him to church this next week. Also, we have another investigator that excepted baptisim this week, Alex. He`s super great too, has been through alot and when he accepted baptisim I was a bit surprised and asked him why, and he told us that he was ready to make a change in his life and really liked the idea of baptisim and wants to be better. It was pretty cool…Plus, we`ve been working with a young couple that recently returned to the ward after being in Posadas for a couple years in which they were inactive, but now want to come back to church. This Sunday was their second time in the church and we`ve been working alot with them and they are excited to do missionary work too so hopefully they can help us out alot this week. Overall its been pretty good, and while we`ve had lots of challenges as well this week, I feel like we`ve been doing all that we can, and it`s been fun.
This week we shared with a couple members about the importance of gratitud and remembering all that we have because of God. Sometimes it`s so easy to focus on what we don`t have that we forget all the great things that we have and that are happening right in front of our faces. Really there are miracles happening every day and if we remember to look and express our gratitud towards God we will be alot happier, despite any circumstances that we are in. I`m so grateful for the knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and I know that he has a great plan for each and everyone of us. I`m so grateful for all of the blessings that I`ve been given and I want you all to know that I have a strong testimony that this church is true and the reason I know it is through the changes that I have witnessed in people and the happiness that it brings. Hope all is good back in the states…be safe:)
More missionaries at Burger king…..
My companion and I eating Burger King close to the river….best part about Encarnacion…fast food:) Probably going to burn a whole in my wallet, but that`s ok…no just kidding but it was fun.