Monday, August 17, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!!

So this week was pretty exciting.

We got to meet our new mission president, Pres. Nelson from California. He passed by each of us and gave us a handshake and asked us a few questions like "Where are you from?", "How long do you have in the mission?" and such. He got really excited when he talked to my companion because they live about 45 minutes from each other and he knows her stake president. He made sure to remind us of the most important rules in the mission. He brought such a  wonderful spirit into the room when he walked in. It was so beautiful to see them and even though he might have been a little nervous in front of all of us missionaries, he gave a wonderful talk.

This week we had an awesome lesson with Mayra and Chai. First they made us each lunch with them which was fine because the member wouldn't be able to give us lunch that day. However, after we got them seated and ready to listen, we talked a lot about prophets. They've had a bit of trouble accepting the idea of a modern-day prophet however we read the story of Korihor and Alma to show what a false prophet teaches and what a true prophet teaches, ya know, the whole "by their fruits ye shall know them" thing. They still haven't accepted that this church is true but they know it. Oh, they so know it. =P Actually, some members have been helping and visiting with them and just talking to them about their experiences as they've been learning about the church and they're just loving it. They feel so much peace and calm and Chai said that he felt that this church was exactly what he needed. :D We're so excited for them. We invited them to be baptized and they accepted! We only need to put a date with them to be baptized and get them married and then we can get them on their way to an eternal family! :D

We went to San Vicente this week, you remember, the town with the people who almost stoned us? Well, we got to meet the cousin of one of the members here and we feel that they will actually be able to progress. They lost a daughter of theirs in Abril to Lupis (that disease that makes your defenses turn against you and your body begins to attack itself) and she left a little son with less than a year. We are also hoping that this will be part of opening the door for us to this little town that has never accepted missionaries. We almost feel like it's Ammonihah, and I'm pretty excited to put into the practice what Alma did to bring the gospel to this rebellious little town. One of the first things he did was 1. labor hard in the Spirit, 2. Pray for the spirit of the Lord to be poured out up the people of the town. We'll have to see how it goes this week. =)

Oh, on the 4th of July, I wasn't going to do anything seeing as how I'm in Mexico and in the mission and holiday's don't exactly exist here. =P However, it's my companion's favorite holiday and so we bought a little cake and a 4 candle to celebrate. The cake was finished last night...cake doesn't last long in a missionary's house. =P


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