Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 19

This week was pretty new and challenging experience for me. New area, new people, a different feel to everything. It’s like I am back in the states where everything is all modernized. I am really surprised in how much growth I have in my Spanish now just in so little time. I had the opportunity to speak in sacrament meeting and honestly I just went up there with one quote and one scripture and started to talk about missionary work, in alma 29:9 it talks about how this is his work and his glory and how we should focus on his work to share his message and serve all.  This week was a new week and a quite one as well. Not familiar with the area or the people, but this week my companion and I had the opportunity to teach Sister Diana and is well prepared for baptism. She has been attending church for a few months with her daughter. Her father was a member but she had never been baptized into the church. We had the opportunity to stop by and teach and invite her to baptism, she immediately said yes! So now it’s time to prepare her. One of the best parts of this journey to go through in the mission is to teach and baptize. Another experience this past week was actually this past Sunday, a taxi driver parked on the side of the road needed help switching out his tires. Right after we helped we invited him to church and left him a Christmas card and a card of Jesus Christ. I think the little small acts always bring joy in this work. He was a really nice guy and has strong faith I am so glad we were able to plant a seed in his heart. 

Week 18

This week was sweet, a lot of new experiences each and every day with different people. Being yelled at because they don´t want a card of our church is kind of normal now or being rejected in general. I am still trying to not get frustrated at myself when others don’t want to receive a card of Jesus Christ. I am learning that I need to be more affective in this missionary life because time flies. This week we had a lesson with an investigator who kind of knows about our church because her husband was a member. He isn´t very active (we will work on that as well). Little did we know she had a bunch of questions about our church, we found out what she needed all in 30 minutes. The funniest part was when we first met her she would say she didn´t have time, only Sunday nights were good to visit. After one lesson with her she opened up and said that we can visit ANYDAY of the week in the afternoons. It’s amazing how God works on people when they have a sincere heart and want to change the direction of their life. In the end everything will work out for the investigators and the missionaries who are teaching them and I know that to be true. I love this gospel so much, This gospel can bring so much happiness into our lives if we just open up to him.