Week 75: ESCOGIDOS
(Choice or Select i.e.—GOLDEN!)Hey everyone....sorry for not writing the past few weeks. It's been quite busy over here. But we've been lovin it!!! We are seeing a lot of miracles in our area. My comp and I are getting along really well. He's a funny guy. The zone is doing well too! Now we have 28 missionaries so its ginourmous but somehow we manage. We have to have 2 phones now to get on top of everything.
These past weeks we have been really blessed in our area. In December, all of our progressing investigators fell off the face of the earth and we were left with not much. But one Sunday, someone we've never seen before came to church and after talking to her we found out she was an old investigator that came when she was a teenager but never got baptized because she already got baptized in the Catholic church. Even though we taught her a lot about the restoration and Priesthood authority in baptism, she still didn't budge. But one day out of the blue she said that God touched her heart and she knew that she needed to be baptized. She got baptized and confirmed on the 31st of December and now she already has a calling as a Young Women's counselor and she's ALMOST FINISHED the Book of Mormon!! Super escogida!!!!
The next miracle was Fernando. He is a really, really smart guy that's fluent in English. He was a member of an Evangelic church and when we met him and he did NOT believe anything of what we taught him. He always said the Book of Mormon is false and talked about a BUNCH of anti-Mormon stuff. Super stubborn. But one day we were fed up with his stuff and told him to put his doubts aside for 1 moment to honestly ask God if the Book of Mormon was true, without his biased opinion, and he did! And he said that when he was praying he felt the spirit so strong that he started crying. He called us and said that he wanted to be baptized!! He broke up with his girlfriend to keep the law of chastity and turned down a GREAT job offer that we was excited for so that he can come to church every Sunday... He even brings our other investigators to church. HE EVEN ASKED US FOR PASS ALONG CARDS AND PUT THEM ON EVERY SINGLE HOUSE ON HIS BLOCK!! The man is Golden! ESCOGIDO!!
I am SOOO happy to be a part in this work! I am 10000% sure that this is the work of salvation. No matter what kind of anti-Mormon stuff youve heard, no matter how hard your heart is, no matter how many doubts you might have, The Holy Ghost is more powerful than it all. I am marvled by God's power and His love for His children. I am so happy that I chose to serve a mission so that I can help rescue these precious souls!
Have a great week folks!!! Love u all!
|Sleeping in hammocks with Will's cousin (Elder Edwards) for a work visit.|