This was another good week in Leandro Valle. We are now
starting week 6 of the change so next Tuesday I or my companion could be going
to a new area. But I don´t really think we´ll have changes. I have really liked
this area and I hope I don´t get changed for awhile. I like knowing the area,
the members and the investigators and it makes me mad to have changes.
So this Tuesday we were able to talk to a family about the Restoration.
They have already gone to church with us and are progressing really quickly. The
mom´s name is Marcela and her two kids are Alejandro and Carlos. At the end of
the lesson we invited them to be baptized on May 12 and they all accepted. They
seem really excited and comitted to doing it. We tried something different this
week. We didn´t teach as much, we just testified and tried to ask them inspired
questions. It makes it harder but invites the Spirit more.
interchanges this week with Elder Bentley in an area called Paseos de
Churubusco. He is a really good missionary and really nice. We were able to
bring an investigator to give him a tour of the chapel. We started with a prayer
and then showed him all of the rooms. I felt the Spirit really strongly two
times. The first was when we showed him the big framed picture of the First
Vision and the other was when we walked into the sacrament room. We opened the
doors and all of us we just hit with a wall of peace and tranquility. I loved it
and i didn´t want to leave. The investigator felt it two and said that we would
definitely come to church on sunday. I know that I walked into the true church
that is on the earth, the only true and living church.
Another day we had a
cool experience with an inactive sister that we found a few weeks ago. It was
our first time teaching her. She told us about the death of her father in law,
how she is mad with God, how she hasn´t prayed, and the regret that she feels.
We were able to explain to her the Plan of Salvation and talk about the trials
that we have. At the end we sang her the hymn Mas Cerca Dios de Tí. It was one
they wanted to sing at the funeral of her father in law but they couldn´t
remember it. She cried during the whole lesson. The good thing was that as we
were leaving, her visiting teachers were coming up. It is a miracle because
nobody does their visiting teaching here. Haha. She came to church yesterday and
We recieved a referral this week from a taxi driver that said that
he had been praying for some missionaries. He sent us to a school teacher´s
house named Susana. It was a golden referral. She is so good. We explained a
little bit about what we do as missionaries. She really wants her son to be able
to have good friends and programs. She told us that she would wait for us to go
to church yesterday. The miracle was that when we had been looking for her
house, I contacted a lady that was outside. We explained some stuff about the
church, invited her to talk to us, and to go to church. She was really nice but
said no to everything. So sunday morning we went to bring Susana to church.
Outside was the first lady that we contacted and we said hi to her. She just
kind of smiled so we went upstairs. Susana told us that she had a friend waiting
outside with her two daughters that were going to come with us. It was the lady
that rejected us! Haha. But she came and they all enjoyed church.
was my week. We went to the Centro today and looked for some cameras. I am going
to buy one next week or the week after. When we were there I found Elder
Sorenson from my district in the MTC. It was good to see him and he says that
all of the other missionaries from my generation are doing good.
I saw many
tender mercies of the Lord this week. Every week I try to be a better missionary
but it is so hard. Fabiola and Rodrigo should be getting married and baptized
this weekend! Pray for me and them! I love you all so much and I miss you too.