Hola a todos!
This last week was a great week as well. It wasn't quite as amazing as the week before, but we know that life comes and goes, and some weeks we reap the rewards of previous efforts, and other weeks we work hard to plant so that we or others can reap in the future. I think it was a little bit of a sowing week, but those are good weeks, too. :) As far as investigators go, Vxxx and Fxxx are doing great, Fxxx continues to amaze me with his humble faithfulness. Everything we have asked him to do, he does his best to do. We invited him to read the Book of Mormon, and he has continued to do so since we invited him more than a month ago. He also prays every night, and is trying to pray in the mornings as well. He comes to church every week, and he even fasted with us on Fast Sunday so that he could be baptized. He committed to not drink any more tea or coffee, even though it will be hard. He wants to be baptized, and his parents still haven't given him permission, but we keep praying that all will turn out well. Tomorrow we have an appointment with him and his mom, so we hope that she will sign the permission slip. It's been such a wonderful experience to see the light in his countenance change. I noticed when we met him that he seemed a little dark inside. But this last week, as I observed him with the youth, he seemed to radiate a little more light than usual. I know that it is a result of the gospel that he is implementing in his life. What a blessing the gospel is.
On another note, yesterday Elder Streuling and I traveled to Santa Fe for a Self-Reliance class that the mission gives to all missionaries who will shortly be returning to their homes. It was to help us learn how to make plans for after the mission, set goals to maintain spirituality as well as obtain education and employment. It was fun to see all of the missionaries that had arrived in my group and the group that followed. It will be interesting to see how the mission changes, as this month almost all of my group will be heading home (about 24 missionaries). Lots of changes.
I know that this gospel is true. As we strive DILIGENTLY to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives, no matter our circumstances, we are blessed. May we all live in such a manner that we can receive the blessings promised to Nephi of old:
Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments. And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.
Have a great week!
|Divisions with Elder Chaname!|
|I organized my ties|
|Self Reliance class with Elder Streuling|
|All the newly self reliant missionaries :)|
|In the terminal in Parana on Monday on the way back to Concordia with Elder Frey! Elder Henrichsen, one of the new zone leaders who is with Elder Frey in La Paz, and Elder Brown, one of the zone leaders in Parana.|
|So, all of the buses were full on Monday because it was a holiday, so we had to wait 8 hours in Parana for the next bus, so we decided to go to lunch with Elder Frey and Elder Henrichsen. It was fun :)|