So many things happened this week!!!
We have been seeing the hand of the lord in our lives and in the people we are working with!!
So I'm gonna start off by saying that we have these 2 new investigators, Antonio and his wife and THEY ARE SUPER PREPARED for baptism. They didn't hesitate at all when we invited them to baptism, and didn't hesitate at all to accept a date!
One problema, they work a ton on Sunday's. We explained to them for them to progress they must attend church and nothing is sweeter to a Spanish missionary when your cute hard working Hispanic investigator had the most concerned look on his face and said "okay I will talk to my jefe."
So the main reason why all the awesome people I have met and have been on date haven't been baptized yet is because they don't come to church!! And because they don't even try to get off work (dang you good work ethic genes)
And the church is 45 minutes away from Antonio and his wife, (our area is massive) and they are super willing to come!!! We called them the other day to follow up and see how their prayers have been and seeing if they have read the Book of Mormon. Antonio says, "I talked my boss, no answer yet, but I told him about you guys and he wants you to teach him too!"
BENDICIONES!!! (Bendiciones means blessings in Spanish)
ALSO we were knocking doors when a former investigator moved houses and we just happened to knock on her new apartment door. We asked if we could show her a video and she said yes and then we asked if we could come back to teach her something. She said yes and then we went and had the lesson and have a return appointment, BUT she never told us that she has met missionaries before....
I saw her just ONCE before and we got a text from her saying she wasn't interested (Hermana Dyer said she thinks it was her roommate who influenced her)
So after we taught her the restoration, I was like "mm k I have seen her before and her name is Rosario..... She's been taught before!" And we pulled up her record and it's the same lady! BENDICIONES!
We just know that she's probably more prepared now to receive the gospel!
We also found ANOTHER former, and he's willing to try again too, he just has a problem with keeping commitments, so we will see his faith! :)
We were doing some PNI finding (Editors Note: working on finding out what this means), and I felt prompted to go to a certain door. Someone names Kathy lived there and I haven't met her before. So we go and knock and she answers and her eyes were filled with tears and says "Hi Hermanas." We just say hi and ask how has she met missionaries before. She said her family are members! Then she busted out crying, and said that right before we knocked her door she felt like she needed to talk to someone. Her dad just passed away, and she is aware of the plan of salvation because of her family and she loves the church. She reads the Book of Mormon, and has a testimony of it, and she said she feels a hole in her life because she knows she needs this gospel (she needs baptism obvious). BUT her husband won't let her cause he has a hard heart.
Sooooooo what we will do is talk to her family and we are gonna do some hardcore fasting and praying to soften her husbands heart. Something that breaks my heart is seeing how close people are to being baptized (like all my investigators I've had) or seeing how ready BUT then a family member steps in. I know the Lord knows, and that all things are possible through him. I have been letting the Lord know that I trust Him in my prayers lately. I have always trusted Him, but I don't think I ever told Him.
He has been showing me so many miracles lately and even though sometimes people don't progress , I know that the Lord is showing me that's He there and that this is His work and that HE IS IN CHARGE. OF EVERYTHING.
So I'm learning not to fret or get frustrated easily or get discouraged cause I know the Lord knows.
Love you all. Fear not. Doubt not. He's in charge.
Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. (Mosiah 4:9)
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55: 8-9)
Six hour zone conference. Where we got chastised, humbled and strengthened! Lol @ the weird awesome elders in my zone and awe @ the cutest Hermanas and sisters ever!