I have officially decided that the Lord is trying to teach my companion and I how to work really well in an area that has a lot of potential.
First of all, He is teaching us the importance of focusing our time and energies on people who really want to hear the Gospel and progress within it. We have a couple that has atleast two months listening to us and they have never gone to church. We've been thinking for a while that it isn't their time and that it was the moment to give them their space, however, with all of the potential that we can see in them, it's been hard to accept that it's necessary.
However, we have also been meeting wonderful new people who are truly beginning to progress. There is a young woman, her name is Abigail, who has gone to church twice and we taught her for the first time yesterday and while we were visiting for a minute to get to know her better before really beginning the lesson, she herself told us that if she felt that this was true and what the Lord wants for her, she is completely willing to be baptized. We found that she has already been trying to better her relationship with God and that he has already answered her many times and that she converses with him regularly. She's a little worried about investigating another church because her religion, which is the Pentecostal, has warned her that God is a "jealous" god and that he gets angry when we go looking after other gods. However, we feel that she is really looking for the truth and that she could be baptized soon.
We are also continuing to work with the family of 6 that we met last week. They are so great! We love being with them. This time we talked about the Plan of Salvation and we focused alot of the Fall of Adam and Eve because that tends to be the hardest part for most people to understand seeing as how they have been taught by the Catholic church that it was something that was horrible and completely unnecessary even though it was. =P I am so grateful for the scriptures and that they have all the answers. One of the members of the family, his name is Nestor, was confused about why it was necessary that Adam and Eve ate the fruit and so we read 2 Ne. 2 and it cleared his question right up. They are a wonderful family and we're really hoping to get them to church soon. There's going to be a baptism on Saturday and they said that they would go and so we're hoping that they will. =)
This week we have gotten drenched almost daily, seeing as how the rainy season is starting up again. We haven't enjoyed it too much but we're trying to make the best of it. =P I've heard that the more you get drenched during your mission, the hotter your husband will be, so we're convinced that we're going to have very attractive husbands. =P
This week, the Lord has been teaching me alot about humility and just how humble I am not. Every day He shows me more and more of the things that I need to do better and gives me many opportunities to choose to be humble. It's not that fun but I'm learning to be grateful for it. At first, it was very frustrating but slowly, ever so slowly to be very very grateful for what the Lord is trying to make of me. =P
Check out this song, I think it's one of the new David Archuleta songs and I absolutely love it!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you all and thank you for all that you do!!