So as I went to the mission offices this morning to renew my visa I realized that I have actually been in this place for a while. It seems like I just got here and I have to go sign for it again! I can´t believe it. And then this month I will have a year down. Elder Herman was there and he is also pretty amazed.
We did something super fun this week to find new investigators. In our area there is a huge market in a street called Sur 16. The market is almost all inside a building but there are a lot of people passing by outside. So we bought ourselves some sidewalk chalk and drew the Plan of Salvation right there on cement. We just had some circles thrown down, some lines, and then a huge sun, and a little star and moon. Then we just started teaching anybody that would stop for a few minutes. Right there in the street we taught the plan that Heavenly Father made especially for us. The same plan that comforts us when everything seems like it´s lost. The Plan of Hope. The Plan of Eternal Families. Nothing is more valuable to know than the circle and lines we put there. When we know it, our afflictions can be swallowed up in the joy of Christ. It got me so excited to be teaching these things to anybody that would listen.
We also had an experience with the Book of Mormon this week. We have been teaching the Cruz family every since we have gotten here. They are really nice and always accept us but never really progress. Never come to church and just don´t understand very well. But the dad, his name is Sirilo, has been reading the Book of Mormon in first Nefi. He told us when we came this week that he thinks he knows for himself which church is the great and abominable church. He told us who it was and was exactly right. Then he told us how that ever since we started coming there and he started reading the Book of Mormon, he has felt a huge change in his character. He used to be in the army and was pretty rough around the edges, but now I can´t even imagine that. He is way nice. We helped him recognize that he already knows that the Book of Mormon is true and he is progressing lot.
This week we went and visited Fernanda. She is a 14 year old sister of a future missionary from our ward and isn´t a member of the church. He is leaving in July. We have been teaching her for a while and she always comes to church but something has held her back from being baptized. This week her brother talked to her and helped her out. When we went to visit them she told us that she had some news for us. She wants to get baptized this Sunday. It was such a blessing to hear. It shows how much more important the members are than the missionaries when it comes to sharing the gospel. So give the missionaries at home some referrals!
One of my favorite parts of the week was being able to see The Testaments with some investigators. It is such a powerful testimony that God love´s the whole world, so he sent Jesus Christ to the whole world, not only to Jerusalem. I can not wait for that day when I can see Him and kneel at His feet. Then everything that is not fair about life will be made right. That is the simple and glorious truth of His atonement.
I love you all! Have a good week.
What is that? A chicken foot? I don't know!