We had a Mission President's Why I Believe Fireside on Sunday. It was so powerful. We walked in at the very beginning singing Called to Serve and sung the EFY Medley at the end. I also accompanied a girl in the YSA branch on a musical number, Come Unto Him.
Matt even shared his testimony and he did an amazing job! For only being a member for 2 months he has grown so much and shares his testimony with about everyone he can manage too. Language barrier isn't even an option for him.
We got a call on Saturday night and he had talked to a man that just moved from El Salvador and only spoke English. He called us so that we could invite him to come to English classes!
He is the Gift
Okay so look out for a new initiative the church is putting out for Christmas. We got to preview a sneak peak of the Mormon Message and it is SO good!
The video is He is the Gift and comes out November 28th and is on YouTube and christmas.mormon.org
Watch it and share it with a friend! This is what this holiday season is all about!
Rain, Drunks, and Trailers
So this week we continued to invite someone to be baptized each day... Well Saturday night comes around and we have about 3 hours left in the day and no baptismal invite. So we looked at our potentials and we had already asked all of them to be baptized... Oh and I should also add that we don't have many miles for the rest of the month, so we couldn't go anywhere far.
We went in to have dinner hoping that the rain would pass. It didn't. So we put on our rain jackets and decided we were going to find someone to invite to be baptized. And the only thing that came to mind were some boys we had contacted and they told us we could share a message with their family. We went to the address and it was a huge trailer park in the middle of no where. By this time, it is POURING rain! Like a ton!
We were determined though so we got out and started knocking. Needless to say we had quite a few weird looks and interesting experiences going through puddles and trying to talk loud enough over the rain about the Book of Mormon, oh and also make sure that the pages weren't getting wet.
We didn't get an invite in, but we did meet a less active members son who has been to church and isn't a member! So he is a really good potential!
We were soaked through. My rain jacket worked, but my skirt was sooo wet! We decided that it might not be where we were supposed to be and decided to go back to the apartment and call people in our area book.
We finally got ahold of someone after calling like 20 people and talked to a former investigator. As soon as Hermana Hoj invited him to be baptized, he cut out on his end! Ahhh it was so frustrating!
I got to go on exchanges in an only spanish area! It was awesome to be able to practice my Spanish. I was with Hermana Ordonez from Peru! We had an awesome time and got a baptismal invite in at 9:27 that night and then rushed home to get in on time!
We taught Johanna, Juan, and Breanna about Nephi getting the plates. We even acted it out after reading it with them and sang Nephi's Courage. I love teaching kids. They are so innocent and receptive. Johanna has matured so much over the last couple of times we have taught her. To think that we taught them how to pray a couple of weeks ago! Her prayers have improved so much and her and Juan want to be baptized! She even came to the Why I Believe Fireside last night!
Had a pretty sweet lesson with a Messianic Jew, Obi. I'm pretty proud of Sister Hoj and I's ability to talk about the Bible. We were getting into the stick of Joseph and Judah and the 12 tribes of Israel! It was awesome!
He studies the Hebrew and Greek version of the Bible and is very technical about what words you use. To say that my patience was tested was an understatement. But in the end we commited him to pray and read about the Book of Mormon. Yay!
We had a lesson with Annie and Carmen Aguilar about Family History. Carmen was so excited to do family history and even studied about the plan of salvation this week so that she could show us the diagram and explain it to us.
We asked her what her favorite part was about her readings this week and she loved in the Bible when Jesus Christ instituted the sacrament. She is so smart and receptive of the gospel at the age of 11!
Oh and Miguel from my last area is getting baptized this weekend!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for the opportunity and blessing to be a missionary and daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for my family and all o their support and love! I love this gospel and I know it's true!
Love y'all! Le Amo Mucho!
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Fireside with the Sisters and Krystin