Here we are!! After 9 months in Chile, the work never ever ever ends!
We´ve had a lot of cool experiences this week. We still haven’t gotten anyone to the water yet, but we have the faith and hope that many will soon!
I love working with the less active members!! There is just such a special spirit in seeing the light of the gospel flood the eyes of those who have strayed for one reason for another. Some of the most powerful lessons I’ve had has been with them. We visited one family who was sealed in the temple, and as we talked about how they felt in the experience, the spirit was incredibly strong. We testified as servants of the Lord that all the blessings were waiting for them as they began to do the things that they know are right.
We went to visit the Navarro Family with the bishop and we read "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and as we began to talk about eternal families, the father and the son began to tear up and said that the only thing they want is to be together forever. He promised to read the book of Mormon and pray to know if it was true and said they would come to church.
We have another investigator named Scarlet who is fighting really hard to quit smoking, but has just taken a love to the book of Mormon and really has the desire to be baptized. Helping her see the light of the gospel and how the knowledge of it has changed her life is amazing. she also said she would come to church
We planned on going to the temple this Saturday to do baptisms with our recent convert, and he was all stoked to go...
Then enters agency.
For some reason or another, none of our investigators or less actives who had promised to come to church came. we faced opposition and disappointment. Danny, the recent convert canceled on us to go to the temple when we got to his house at 7am
However, the Lord blessed us. Danny later changed his mind and we went with him and had a great time in the temple. We found more investigators who have the desire to learn. We found a great part member family that we are going to work with, and the bishop is really excited!!
The trick to life is not about what happens to us, it’s about how we react. If we realize that everyone is also an imperfect being struggling to improve, then we will see the world in another ways.