It was a good week as usual! We had some miracle referrals. So we get a bunch of referrals from the english sisters that share our area and sometimes they are actually interested but for the most part they are not interested at all but they speak spanish so we get referred to visit them haha so it makes for quite the adventure when contacting referrals! Anyways we had this lady Kristina that they told us to go visit and we went and visited her and she is so golden. We taught her and her 12 year old daughter Eli the restoration and invited them to be baptized. She thought about it for a minute and said yeah I'll be baptized! And Eli said she would be baptized as well! They asked some great questions and were listening so intent to everything we said.
Miracle number 2.. we went to stop by another referral, Michelle. We knocked and she let us right in! We were able to teach her, her boyfriend, their 2 cousins and her boyfriends mom! It was such a miracle lesson and the spirit was so strong as we testified of our Savior.
I went on exchanges with hermana garcia! She is so great. We did a lot of knocking and talking to people, but it was kind of a bummer because we only talked to 1 hispanic all day which is super crazy! But as we were talking about the exchange and the things we learned we both talked about how grateful we are to be serving. Missionary work is a lot of planting seeds. We talk to people everyday, we offer service, we share our testimonies and strive to be a light.. but more often than not, the work that we do is just seed planting and preparing people for the next missionaries that come along.
My testimony was strengthened this week on our missionary purpose. We are called to invite and help others come unto Christ and as long as we are doing all that we can to invite and help, it is up to them to act. Thats the problem with agency.. haha just kidding. I love the missionary purpose and the chance I have to meet so many great people each and every day!
night at about we get a call from one of the members of the bishopric in the spanish ward asking us if we could speak the next day. Hermana marble was freaking out because she had never spoken in spanish in church before haha and on sundays we have meetings starting at 7 that go until about 4 so we didn't quite have time to write a talk! But we accepted the challenge. I decided that I would just talk about a conference talk that I liked, and hermana marble did the same. She wrote hers in the car going from our first ward to our second and I was planning to just follow the spirit hahaha. We get to sacrament meeting and turns out an english member was blessing their baby in our ward so the ward was full of white people and they asked one of the kids from that family to speak and our ward mission leader translated and then they told hermana marble that she could speak in english so the people could understand (tender mercy on her part haha) and by the time it was my turn to speak there wasn't any time so they told me I would be speaking next week! It was such a blessing because now I actually have time to prepare a talk! haha
Last night we were walking and knocking, talking to people but for some reason we were having a hard time finding people who actually wanted to talk to us... I turned to hermana marble and said hey what if we said a specific prayer that we would find someone to teach? So we just stopped on the side of the road and said a quick prayer. And what do you know, the Lord put someone in our path! We talked to a really cool guy named Luis and he invited us to come back and teach his family! TENDER MERCY of the week!! I hope you all have a great week!!! I love you!
Sorry this is an old picture but a good one nonetheless!!