Hey guys! Well, glad to hear that everything is alright there. This past week has just flown by. We have been working hard, and trying to find and teach as many people that we can. We have been teaching this family that we found this past week and last Monday, we found and met the father of the family when we were going to another place in the zone in a taxi.
As missionaries, we are encouraged to always talk to all the people that God puts in our path. He is a taxi driver and responded really well to our questions and to what we said. When we asked if we could come and visit him, he said sure and was super happy about it. When we visited them they were super receptive to the message and are progressing. They said that they have been looking for a church to go to and they felt that their prayers were answered when we came. We were super happy!
All in all the week went by really well. Time goes so fast that I forget at times things that have happened. I have to write them down in the night so not to forget. Well haha I don't have much to say this week... so many things going on. Stay strong. Say your prayers, and keep it up.
I love you guys and have a good week!
Hey guys, this week went super great! My comp and I are getting along pretty well. We have learned a lot this week about the work and how we can improve.
Presidente Crapo wants us to implement more contacts on the street and go house trackting. He wants us to talk to all the people that we see and be bold about it. Get to know them and help them feel the spirit. So we have been trying to do that.
We had a fairly good amount of investigators in church yesterday. That made us very happy and we are seeing a lot of blessing in their lives. There is a family of 11 that came to church for the first time together in many years and we were super glad to see them in church. They were very active before and some of them served missions but went inactive. So we have been working with them to get them reactivated. We are also teaching the girlfriend of one of the son of the family and we are seeing a lot of progress with her too.
Today we got to go to see the ruins and ancient sculptures and artifacts of the Mayans (Lamanites). We had a good time. Two zones (Zacapa and Puerto Barrios) met up together and went to see the ruins. It was very interesting place. We got up at 5am and got there at 8am. The place was very peaceful and got to study our scriptures while we were there.
I was reading Helaman in the Book of Mormon. As I was reading about how Nephi the son of Helaman is in his garden tower telling the people of their wickedness and problems and reminding them to change their ways otherwise they will be destroyed. All I could think of when we were looking at the ruins “of how could a great civilization like that just go down the drain?" And first thing that comes to my mind was because of PRIDE! It is very sad to think about it. We all have to beware of pride! All throughout the Book of Mormon, you will see that Pride kills! Pride destroyed the people in the Book of Mormon. What we must do is look to the Savior like the people in the times of Moses who were saved from the poisonous snakes.
Satan is always attacking us, our cities, our families and our communities. We can see that in the government now with same sex marriage. I can tell you that once the voice of the people and the government leaders chooses evil, speedy destruction soon follows. Our prophets have said that over and over again.
Let us repent and read the signs of the times. Let us not be like the hypocrites and the Pharisees that could read the weather but not the things happening around them. Let us cast off our sins and pride and be strong in this time so that we as the people of Zion do not end up like these ruins, desolate and a whisper in the dust testifying of a once great people gone badly.
I know that the Book of Mormon is true. The only thing that can save this dying world in sin and our souls nowadays is the restored góspel and the teachings of the Book of Mormon! Let us learn from the mistakes of this people and live as the Lord wants us to be.
I love this work and I will surely miss it. I am so happy being part of His work. There is no greater blessing than being a missionary. I love you all. Take care!