So we met this amazing man named Julio. We were running to an appointment and we passed this man and we just said hello. He looked super happy to see us. We kept walking and I was like no go back. No that’s weird. He is going to be like why are this gringa returning? But I just did it anyway. He is the sweetest and most humble person I have met in my life. He said he has always passed the church here and always wanted to enter but never did it. His wife died 9 years ago and we were able to share about the Plan of Salvation and how he can see her again. We planned an appt. and that was it. Well the next day we were running late to our appt. and couldn’t find his house. He came out looking for us. He was so excited but we didn’t have another woman with us. We ran and searched for someone to go visit with us and he just patiently waited. He just kept saying how he wants to continue learning about the Mormon Church and without even asking him, he said oh I will be there on Sunday. My comp and I thought we were going to die from smiling so much.
Saturday- greatest day of my mission in a matter of 4 hours.
Where to begin!!! So we started teaching this young couple and we left them a Book of Mormon to start reading. We had kept asking them if they were reading but it didn’t really seem like they were interested. We were able to talk to the husband and what he said will always stay with me. Hermanas I have felt so much peace and happiness ever since I started reading that book. My wife is changing. I am changing. I have never felt so much peace. I haven’t talked to my mom or my brothers in over a year but last night I called them. I have just never felt this way before. I was like WHAT. I was so stinking happy. It just helped reaffirm my testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is a book of changes for the better. Changes to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Then right after that we had another lesson with Julio. he read and understood everything. He read the whole introduction of the Book of Mormon, the testimonies, everything. He was like feel so happy. I could not stop smiling. It was incredible. He was testifying about how Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Incredible.
Then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! baptism of Hna. Yoselin!!! I have never felt that way before in my entire life. Picture attached. She is incredible and even though I didn’t teach them, just knowing I could be a part of helping her comes unto Christ. I have no doubt that she will help so many others come unto Him as well. Her siblings were baptized too :) It was incredible. We had 4 investigators there too!!!! ( Julio, Alexa and Jacqueline). Afterwards I asked Jacqueline how she felt. When they got in the water she said she just felt something burning in her chest. ( Un fuegito). Wow. Words cannot describe how I felt.
Then on Sunday this family we taught that didn’t seem really interested came to Church alone!!!!!!!!!!!! It was incredible. We were able to talk to them afterwards and they are reading together every night form the Book of Mormon. we really cannot say who is and isn’t ready for the Gospel!!! That’s why we have to share it with everyone!!!!!
We had an activity with Book of Mormons this week in the stake. we took pictures of families and pasted them in Book of Mormons to put their testimony and share with a friend. we watched some videos about the Book of Mormon and sang I know that My Redeemer Lives. I know He lives. I know this Church is His and I know the Book of Mormon is true. I felt so overwhelmed with this emotion there. It is true. what I am teaching is true. The only truth. Share it with those you love. It will change your life and their eternity.
I love you all so much!!!!! Thanks for the support!!!!!!!!!!
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