Monday, August 7, 2017

Naranjal - Week 9

Trabajo Arduo

We were able to lift up our insacs this week which was a huge blessing. We finally have some good progressing investigators. Ones name is Freddy, he is conviviente (living together without being married) and his wife is a member, but he is one of the best investigators ive had. When he reads the book of mormon he always shares a verse that he liked from his reading with us. They have their goal for marriag and they have all the documents they need. He wants to get baptized live all the commandments.

We are also teaching Hugo and his mom who came to church the second time (and we have only known him for 2 weeks) yesterday with his mom, he is a single father who also lives with his 3 kids, but the kids are really shy, when we ask them questions they just laugh and look at their dad. They havent come to church yet, we are praying trying to understand how we can help them progress like their dad.

And another miracle we had this week is we were walking down the street and out of the blue a girl yells elderes and she was a member from Villa Sol (another ward in another stake), and she was walking with her friend Matthew who was not a member. They said they were going to Matthews house for a work meeting, and they invited us to come so that another day we could visit Matthew. It ended up that he lived right across the street from our apartment haha. He told us that he believed Joseph Smith was a prophet and he came to church as well for 3 hours and shared his testimony in Elders Quorum.

I started reading the book of mormon again, but this time im looking for the doctrine of christ. The story of Nephi with his brothers has impacted me with how perfect it fits with endure to the end. I feel like if i had brothers like that i would give up and say i cant do this anymore, but Nephi never lost faith and endured even when the worst things happened to him over and over again. I want to have that same faith when there are challenges in my mission.

I feel like i always have interesting experiences with drunk people. Yesterday we were heading back to our apartment when a guy called and motioned us to come over, we came up to talk to him. He told us he wanted to buy us some peach juice because we were right next to a store. After a few moments we realized that he was really drunk, but we thanked him for his kindness and we drank our juice as he told us a few stories that didnt make sense.

And another time we contacted a family in the street and the husband was super drunk, and he grabbed my hand strongly and wouldnt let go. Then he started talking to me in English, and he actually spoke english very well, it surprised me a lot.

This week Kyle Webb is visiting and so its interesting because he taught and baptized the wife of Luis Orozco who we baptized 3 weeks ago.

Here is the picture of us eating Guinea Pig

And another of the roof of our house.

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