This was a pretty awesome week! It was also a little interesting because Hna Cano and I both got sick of the stomach, and colds, but we were able to keep on keepin´ on :D
We had a zone conference wtih Pte. Doman, which I always like. He always has a very special spirit, and then we were able to go and visit with him. He talks with literally EVERYONE, he even stops his car and calls people over to the window and invites them to church and everything :D He´s a really awesome example.
We´ve been working a lot with Hno A and Hno V. We left Hno A a copy of the BoM this past week and told him to read it, and this last visit we had with him he told us that he had read Joseph Smith´s testimony, and that he really really liked it! He´s been working a lot to overcome a drinking problem, and he said that whenever he reads the BoM he forgets completely these things that normally take over.
We were able to watch Pte Monson´s funeral this Friday, and it sure was sweet. I will always remember the story that I think Elder Holland shared, of the time when they were in the airport and Pte. Monson was in his slippers because he´d given literally everything, even the shoes on his feet, to the people in need. I love that example he gives of service.
An awesome miracle we were able to see this weekend: we were looking for a less active we have in our list, but we knocked on the wrong door, and the lady was very nice and wanted to help us out a lot, so she said, "I don´t know about Max, but I think I know his family or something!" So she walked with us to another door in that same street, and said, "I think they live here." And then she left. So we knocked on the door, and a kid of about 13 years opened the door. "Hello, is Max here?" "No, no one lives here with that name." And so we were like, oh, okay, thank you, but then we felt that we had to keep chatting, and we found out.....that this kid wasn´t a member, but he had gone a lot of times to the church, because his brother and his mom had been baptized a while ago! While looking for one less active, we found another!!! It was pretty awesome how the Lord can guide us, even when we´re mistaken :)
In the zone conference, the people that are leaving always share their testimony, and it was a little crazy. It was just me and an elder, and I think we were both kind of like.....AHHH!!! But it was nice, I was glad to be able to do it.
I think what I´ve most been able to learn in these almost 18 months is that Jesus Christ really is my Savior. Like, before I knew that. I knew that He is real, but I guess I had never felt so clearly that the Atonement literally carries us. I think that´s what I am most grateful for from ALL of this, and it´s the most important. I sure love sharing the gospel!!!!
Have an awesome week!
|High fashion in San Cristobal: Sweaters, shawls, legwarmers, |
and slippers (or socks with sandals). It is very very cold :)