Alright everybody......so this week I got to eat shrimp:D it was super good haha. It was like a shrimp with pico de gallo (tomatoes, onion,cilantro,jalapeño). It was on the side and they gave us a filet as the main course. It was rather delicious if I do say so. I really enjoyed it.
Besides that...the week went really well to be honest. We found a lot of new people that are really ready to hear the gospel. On Saturday we did the "Mormon Battalion". All of our zone gets together and we get a list of one ward and we go with all the less actives we can visit and all the people we can contact in 3 hours. It was pretty sweet. We did it for one of the wards in my district. So we went and were looking for a less active and we found out that the member had passed away 2 weeks before we got there to visit him. SO that was kinda sad.....BUT we found is daughter in law there. She is from Columbia and accepted our visit. We got in and we taught her about the restoration. She loved it and it called her attention. She accepted to read the book of mormon and go to church and to be baptized when she knew it was true. She told us that when she was in her home in Columbia she lived really close to a church over there and she would always go to play basketball on the basketball courts. So she accepted and my district is gonna keep visiting her.
Now in my area we also found some really cool people. One of them is named Adelaida. We found her and taught her once. We found her because her daughters had listened to the missionaries before and we found her record in the Area Book. We taught the restoration too and she loved it. She accepted to be baptized the 28th of December and she went to church with us this last week and loved it.
We also found another man named Ivan. He was a super cool man. We also taught him the restoration. He would pause us when we were teaching and reteach us what we had already taught him in the lesson to make sure he understood. He did it because he wanted to make sure he understood. He also accepted baptism for the 28th of December and also went to church with us. So it was really awesome finding people that truly want the truth and are willing to at and ask God if what we teach is true.
Seeing all of these blessings for me is just a sign of the Lord hastening his work. People are waiting and are ready to hear this message and I know that the Lord will guide me to them or them to me. It happens to me and it can and will happen to any person that truly desires to be a servant of the Lord. Ask the Lord for someone that is prepared to hear the gospel. then get to work and help that person so that they can listen to the missionaries. That's what the Lord is asking of every member. As a member we must find people for the missionaries to teach and help them progress until the Eternal Life. The missionaries are here to TEACH AND BAPTIZE. We teach all that they must do to gain the Eternal Life but the members must help them to Persevere until the end. If we understand how the Lord wants us to work and we do it in his way we will be blessed. If we do it in a different way we will not have success. It's simple. I know this is the work of the Lord and as we learn to do it correctly we will find that we are learning how to gain our own Eternal Life. I invite you to take the challenge and do it.
PS: An awesome talk here