This week was actually really good, there are people who are progressing more than they were last week :)
So we were able to have another lesson with Jesica and her mom Hilda with our high priest group leader. It was a really good lesson. But the best part about the whole thing, was that Jesica was happier and her countenance had a lot more light in it. It was a testimony to me of the joy that the spirit brings into our lives and that we should do everything in our power to bring the spirit into our daily actions.
I also had the opportunity to visit the Prieto family again :) they fed us dinner and we were able to have a lesson about holding to the iron rod :)
So we also just stopped by Estefani and Jesus halfway through the week, and there was a change in them. They were talking about getting married :) So we were able to have a lesson with them and talk about acting on the answers we receive. They have a really hard time looking towards the future though. They only see that there are people who are doing bad stuff and getting rewards for it, but then when they do good stuff, they get bad stuff that happens to them. So we will be working on having an eternal perspective. But...THEY CAME TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) It was so great! The kids were crazy so I sat on the gym floor and colored with them so their parents could focus on the speakers.
So on Thursday, we were just about to start tracting and we get a call from our district leader saying there is a man that is a friend of a member in his area who is in the hospital in bad shape. So we went over right away. We met this man Simon who had his toe amputated and kidney failure. He also just escaped from an abusive relationship, literally had to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night. But now he has nothing. So we were able to testify of the power of the atonement and that God loves him. He told us that as soon as he heard us in the hall, he felt that we were different. It is so true. We are different. It’s because we have the gift of the Holy Ghost that shines through our eyes. Please never hide that light.
So he was released from the hospital on Sunday and our WML took him to a house that he is fixing up. The elders in that area put him on date to be baptized. He has been talking to everyone about the church as well :)
On Saturday we were able to go to the temple again with Wendy and Audel :) It was so great to go and watch them do baptisms again :) Now we just have to help them find family names.
Sunday we were able to have some pretty bold lessons with people. I told Griselda and America that they were not putting God first in their lives. They tried to deny it, but It’s true. So we committed them to do everything in their power to put Him first in their lives and look for new jobs so they can go to church on Sunday.
The Church is so true :)
|Birthday Party for Elder Thayne|
|At the Lyons home - the dad calls me Douglas!|
|Family getting sealed on my birthday!!|