January 11, 2015
Wow, what a week of miracles!!! Wow, wow, wow! I love this work, especially when the Lord is working with us and guiding us to his children. We started the week finding a golden investigator, Ernesto, who had a baptismal date for November but left on vacation for 2 months and the Hermanas lost contact. Last week we decided to pass by his house just to see if he was there, which he wasn`t, but we talked to his brother. Then the next day Ernesto called us and said his brother had told him we passed by and agreed to meet with us again. He was a little surprised to meet us (he thought the same sisters as before were still in the area) but we had an awesome lesson and re-invited him to be baptized. He told us he wanted to be more sure, but that he was willing to keep listening and pray about it. He also had just barely lost his grandpa to cancer so we were able to share about the plan of salvation and bring him lots of peace. We are very excited to see how things go with him.
Then later on in the week one of our appointments fell through so we decided to visit a lady we had contacted on the same street the week before. She ended up letting us in and as we prepared to say the opening prayer we asked her if there was anything we could include in the prayer for her. She broke down and started crying and told us about some of the family problems that are going on right now and her need to find peace. We talked with her a little bit about the plan of salvation, the atonement, and helped her understand the importance of prayer. At the end of the lesson we invited her to be baptized as well and she told us that if she came to know these things were true then she would do whatever the Lord asked of her to bring her closer to him. She thanked us for the visit and told us she knew the Lord was watching out for her.
That same night we had arranged to meet with another contact in the park named Isabel. We waited for her for about 15 min. but she didn`t show up, however, as we were just about to leave we saw her coming towards us with her dog. She agreed to visit with us for a minute and we asked her if she had any questions for us. She asked us about what the purpose of this life is and what she needs to do here. We explained a little bit about the plan of Salvation again and then focused in on lesson 3 about the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was very receptive and then once again before the closing prayer we asked if there was anything we could include for her. She began to cry and told us that her sister was sick and they were waiting for the results from the hospital to know what she has. She has been very worried and stressed and hasn`t had anyone to talk to, yet felt the confidence in us to share her worries and let us comfort her. It was such a neat experience and she told us at the end of the lesson, "I think God knew I needed someone to talk to and help me and so he sent you to me. Thank you for your love and help."
It`s been amazing to see the Lord guiding us and blessing us for our diligence and efforts. I wish I could write more of the miracles but sadly the time is short. But I hope you are all seeing the Lord`s hand in our life as well and seeing miracles every day. They are there, sometimes we just have to open our eyes. I love you all so much! This year is going to be an amazing one full of miracles, I just know it.
Lots of love!