Have a great week!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Holy Hannah this week was soooo good!
Holy Hannah this week was soooo good! We had so many spiritual experiences, I don't even know where to start.
First, on Tuesday, we had a cita with Estaquia and her husband. When we got there it was kinda weird because they had friends over and so after we were pretty sure we might have been in some planned meeting of another congregation. But during the lesson, her husband said that he knew the church was true. So after we left we were like, ok we'll see what happens. On Thursday, we went and we had planned to teach lesson one. But as we were sitting there, I just keep thinking "I need to ask him why he never got baptized with his wife. I have to know why and leccion uno is not gonna do that for me!" So when in doubt, always talk about Christ right? So I asked him how he felt about Christ. Then I shared Marcos 9, which talks about a father, whose son is sick, and Christ asks him if he has faith that his son can be healed. The father says "yes, help thou my unbelief." After I shared that, I asked him if he had faith in Christ and he just unloaded. He told us he knew the church was true, he just never got baptized because he was scared that he couldn't change and that after he got baptized he would fall away. He told us that he understands that baptism is important and that he is going to get baptized someday. When he said that I was like "ahora es el momento!" (now is the moment!) He committed to be baptized, but he is going to give his answer for sure tonight. He also comitted to read and pray everyday and on Sunday he told us he is going to go to church next Sunday. He couldn't yesterday because he had to work. He's so great and I was so grateful for the spirit, because he really put the words in our mouths and opened the heart of Josue.The menos activo that we found in the street, Carlos, is de oro! (golden) We had a lesson with him and his wife, who isn't a member, but is going to be in just a short time. The first time we taught her, we taught her how to pray and she was like "wait, I need to write this down so I can know it for sure!" We showed her where it was in the phamplet, but she wanted it in her own words. Super sweet. Then we had another lesson with them on Saturday and wow, the spirit was so strong! We taught them lesson uno and then I bore my testimony to her and I felt impressed to tell her that many times the Lord answers our prayers through other people and that when we found them on the street it was because the Lord had heard her prayers and loved her so much and wants her to have the truth in her life. She started bawling and we asked her to get baptized and she said yes! We then prayed with them on our knees to know if the church was true, because her husband asked us how we could know if there are so many churches. After we prayed Carlos told us that he knew the church was true and he was going to come back! It was sooooo great! They came to church on Sunday all by themselves, we didn't have to recoger (get) them or anything! And they met with the bishop and we are going to have a noche de hogar (FHE) with them on Wednesday, with their hermanadores. I just love them sooooo much!
We also have another family, the mom is a member and the daughter is preparing to go on a mission. Her dad has been an investigator for a while and we were thinking about dropping them, because he didn't seem to be progressing. But on Saturday, we had an amazing lesson with them, where the spirit was soooo strong. His sons aren't members either and when I asked his son to be baptized (he's ten) he was like "I don't know..." and his dad cut in and was like "they need to prepare, they need to do their part. But I'm going to prepare and I'm going to be baptized. I'm going to do my part" It was awesome! And yesterday, he came to church, stayed for all three hours, and wore a white shirt and dress pants! It's amazing to see the changes the gospel works in the lives of people as they come unto Christ!
We had a lot of other wonderful experiences this week too, but those were my favorites. I'm so grateful for the spirit, because he's the real teacher and I'm just instrument!
Posted by Lisa Willes at 1:25 PM