Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One of the Most Spiritual Experiences of my Mission!

"I actually had two really special experiences this week. The fist was when we did divisions with the new missionaries from the CCM (MTC). We were knocking a street in another sector and towards the end of our time tracting, we knocked on the door of a business where a man named Raul works. As we talked to him, we explained our purpose and a bit of our message. He responded that he didn't believe in God, that his life had been too sad to believe that there was a God in Heaven who loves him. We began to testify to him of his divine nature and how that in deed there was a God in Heaven who loves him dearly, and for that very reason He had sent us there that day to tell him that. The Spirit was so strong. We promised him answers to his prayers and the happiness he had always been searching for and invited him to church. It was a beautiful experience. It's amazing to feel such love for people your've only known for a matter of minutes.

The second experience was with a menos activo in our ward named Sonya. We visited with her yesterday and finally got to the bottom of why she became inactive (she is an endowed member of the church with a firm testimony). We were able to, again, testify of Heavenly Father's love for her, we talked about the power of the covenants she has made with Him, we talked about the healing power of the Atonement, and we promised her healing and strength and love and finally, set a plan to get her back to church. It was one of the most spiritual moments of my mission.

We're also teaching some great people. We've started teaching Matias again because he finished his last exam in the university and that's going really well. We're also teaching this wonderful man named Ian. We're not too far along with him, but I'll keep you posted. We're also working with two eternal investigators, Fidelina, who lives with her boyfriend...but we are working on that...and Felecita, who is an absolute doll. She is married, and has been investigating the church for more than 25 years. She has a strong testimony and we're slowly working with her towards baptism.

We've also seen a lot of progress with our ward this week. They set some mission goals, and each organization has called a representative to come to our meetings and help us. We're planning an activity for every month this year and they also called five new ward missionaries! We're really excited...hopefully we'll get to stay for awhile to see it all work out.

We cleaned a cat lady's house this week. It was probably the nastiest thing I have ever done! We also painted a day care center and went to the temple. It's been a good week."

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