Happy birthday Mom and Daniel!
Feb. 2. 2015
Happy birthday Mom and Daniel!
Feb. 2. 2015
Well I haven't read your letters yet but I'm sure you will tell me about what you did on both the birthdays so first I want to tell you what I did on your birthdays.
Wednesday, 28 of JanuaryIn the morning we visited the family Feirrera, pretty new investigators, that came from a member reference. We taught the mom, Marisa, and her 17 year old son, Lautaro. We had talked about most of the restoration the last time so we focused on explaining well the Book of Mormon. It was a really good lesson and they are going to read, meditate and pray! Then after we waited a long time for coletivo (bus) to go to lunch. Oh, I forgot to mention it was raining pretty good. We ate lunch with the familia Siles, a nice family, and then went on our way. Then we visited an hermano that hadn't come for a few weeks and found out he hurt his foot so we shared a scripture with him. Then the family Paredes. We watched a movie with them and it went pretty good. Then we went to an inactive family where one lady is super active and the rest of the family inactive. It was our first time going, the familia Chalco. It was a pretty good visit and at the end the sister came in and told the family that someone they knew recently had a stroke so we did a kneeling prayer for him. (the hermana later told us that in that moment he woke up from his coma and is doing a lot better, miracle!) So it was a pretty normal day I guess, I don't really remember that much anymore the days just all blend together!
Saturday, 31 of January
Well cooly enough we visited the family Feirrera again in the morning. Marisa told us that she had talked with her daughter (who she fights with a lot because of the son in law) and where she had expected to kind of get in a fight there was the opposite reaction, and she said it impacted her. She is feeling the Spirit that what we teach is true, we talked about recognizing the Spirit on Wednesday and now she is recognizing it and reading and praying! Lautaro didn't read so we read
10:3 -5 (the homework we left) and he
is doing his prayers and says he is seeing good changes in the family. A lot of
potential over there. What a blessing to be in the true church! Then we
searched around some more and then went to lunch with the familia Porcel. They
made us SOOO much meat it was insane. People here don't believe in the Word of Wisdom
because there was just rice, potatoes with mayo and a ton of meat. They are a
really good family though who are putting the batteries to be 100 active this
year and so far are going strong. Then, we taught the family Lopez for my first
time who are inactive. The hermana was making a lot of excuses and kind of
lying to us (they are known for lying) and so we pulled out Moroni 42:25 to 30 I think it is. Hermana if
you go to church you'll be blessed if not you won't. I feel like the mission
has helped me get a lot more patience but at the same time as the time goes on
my patience shortens with some people haha. Then we visited another menos
activo (less active) and went to a ward activity/birthday party for the bishop
who turned 31. That's right, the bishop has the same birthday as you Mom, so I
saw cake and everything on that day! Alma
Some other cool things that happened this week is we finally taught the familia Ramos for the first time. They have been going to church for 4 weeks but we could never set up an appointment to teach them. We finally did and they are as prepared as they seemed in the capilla (chapel or church). We talked about the Book of Mormon and the hermano told us one of the reasons he wants to change his life all the sudden is because he saw his nephews who are returned missionaries and what good people they are. He even said "my nephew is more mature than me a lot of times!" haha. He said he went to church as a kid kind of just following his brothers and sisters but now as he is going he feels something a lot different, like what they say is just for him. The church is true! and another good bit of news on Sunday Kenny got the Aaronic Priesthood! The Ward is really excited to work and a few weeks before I got here they had an assitance (attendance) of about 35 I think. This Sunday 115 people were in Sacrament Meeting! It just goes to show that working with the members, and the members working by themselves without the missionaries having to remind them really pulls out the best result. Be you own agents and look for ways to help, there are so many! I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!