Week 21-December 22, 2014
you got a dog??? in the HOUSE?? haha wow i guess dad really is getting older....haha older and more relaxed :P haha i knew it would happen someday, but i didnt think so soon! haha
wow thats awesome that you guys helped the missionaries like that! and of course they talked about baptism, we invite people to baptism in contacts!! if we dont invite people in the first lesson, the president said we dont have faith! :P and you guys should definitely follow up with them, maybe invite them to church and stuff:P
our biggest frustration right now is that the members love the missionaries but never have timeto accompany us and reallyhave no idea what our purpose is sometimes. and honestly we cant even teach some of our investigators without a member and we have to leave them waiting and not show up because they are men who live alone ( for example a man named Juan whos wife commited suicide a few weeks ago). so frustrating when this happens. we call the entire ward and no one answers or they cancel at the last minute. im trying hard to develop more patience and charity as my ¨´gift para el Señor´ for christmas :P but we have reall,y seen alll kinds of miracles lately. a couple examples:
i have been frustrated lately cuz i feel like my testimony is based on the fact that i just know the book of mormon and the church is true. i just know it, ive never had a huge spiritual experience from praying like i promise investigators that they will have 10 times a day. i have just seen and felt the fruits of the gospel in my life and there is no way they are from Satan, so it has to be true. but anyway, i was on divisions the other day and we visited an investigator that has been investigating for a lonnng time (many missionaries have taught her) and she had been fasting and waiting for an ánswer´¨ but in the lesson she said straight out that she knew it was all true at one point and i was able to bear my testimony about how the Lord is only going to give us the knowledge we need to go forward in faith and we are never going to have a perfect knowledge in the beginning and that if we know its true we have to act and then our testimony will grow. it was awesome because afterwards she agreed to get baptized and we set a date in a couple of weeks and she wants me to be there (even though she only met me that day in the lesson!). it was awesome and a huge testimony strengthening experience for me.
also we are teaching a family who has tons of questions and who are reading the book of mormon and everything and we are so excited for them!
we also set a baptism date with a couple (also on divisions but i was here in our sector with another hermana) and theyaccepted immediately and even said in their prayer to end the lesson that they were willing to do whatever God asks them todo, including be baptized. unfortunately they were sick this sunday and couldnt attend so we arent sure if their baptism date is going to work and such and they are going to argentina in a couple weeks so who knows what will happen. seriously the biggest challenge here is just getting people to come to one hour of church...kills me every sunday
but anyway, excited to talk to you guys this week!! love and miss you all!
i have an hour to talk on skype but we have yet to finalize a place with internet and cameras to do it so here is the tentative schedule for now.
christmas day:your time( 6 my time)
if this doesnt work or i never call, i will try foryour time the 26th and if that doesnt work out your time 27th. haha i hope christmas day works out but we have to find a server with cameras that will open for us christmas day and the elders found one but they arent answering their phone right now, so we will see.