FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS A:
Marshall- Good luck on your behind the wheel! I'll make sure to pray for you! And dont be nervous! You're super brilliant and you're gonna do just fine:)
Okay so this week wasnt very exciting until yesterday. we have just been looking and looking for more people to teach and we havent really found any good ones... but, "Theres always for dreams to come true..." Thats a song just so everyone can sing that part in their head:) Ive also never been so tired in my life... but thats missionary work for ya! I feel like a completely different person, hahaha. And maybe I am... Im going to be 20 this year- YIKES! And of this week Im going to be out for 6 months on my mission! Can you believe it?! And on my birthday Im going to have 9!!!!! Crazy how fast time flies...
Anyways so yesterday was pretty awesome! Do you guys remember that older-aged man who didnt use to pray? Yeah so he wasnt progressing very much and was on vacation so we didnt see him for quite awhile. But all the sudden he called us to set up an appointment. And for the first time he read from the Book of Mormon form the beginning. All by himself! And we invited him to church and he was a little hesitant but gave us a firm yes. And he came to church! But more than that, the Elders in our ward had a baptism yesterday and we invited him to stay but he didnt want to. But my companion asked me if we could show him the baptismal font and I said why the heck not? So we showed him the baptismal font and he asked us a ton of questions and later said, "fine Ill stay." And he stayed for the whole thing and asked a ton more questions and everything! And we have invited him to baptized before but he said no. And my companion invited him again to be baptized afterward and he said,"No... well, you never know what can happen ..." But with all these small yet significant changes I know hes going to get baptized any day now:) He may be stubborn but God is SUPER patient and insitant hahaha.
Well I dont have much time today but I hope you all know how much I love you and how much I am learning and experiencing here in Chile. My testimony has grown a ton and it continues to grow every day. And I now know how strong a testimony can be if we use the authority that we have as member missionarys. Heavenly Father gives us all a power and authority to share the gospel, all we have to do is use it. And trust that He will follow up on His part. Even if the people we invite reject us, at least we planted a seed, and who knows what might happen later on...
I know this Gospel is true and God is real. That the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. He saw God and Jesus Christ and he restored the fullness of His gospel in our time.
With all my love,
|My companion's first completo|
|Us and the sunset|
|The biggest leaf I've ever seen!|