Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 2010

This week was really good. It started out slow, but buy the end we were "echando fuego" or throwing fire! We found a few really good families, and even one that is already married (that is a miracle), and what's even better, is that they came to church. Even better is that they said they really liked it, and even more, said that they will be coming back, and then said "baptize us"! OK, that is just a joke, that last part, but in 2 weeks is what we have planned.

One of our converts kind of went crazy on us the other day in front of her sister who is planning on getting baptized this Saturday. She started going off on the temple, and how it should be open for everyone. We explained how it is, but they just have to go through preparations first and all that stuff. Then the mom who is super sweet, but crazy and goes to another church said ´I agree, that is true´ to what we were saying. But the daughter kept saying, I don´t like it and all this junk. Finally, we, as did Alma to the people of Zarahemla, spoke out in pure testimony. We were not angry, we just spoke absolute truths about the true gospel of Jesu Cristo. As we were talking, the mom would shout out "that is true" every now and then (the mom has read the Bible like 5 times). So when we finished up, the daughter was upset because she knew we where right, we said a prayer and went home. As we were on the way home I was talking with my comp and we decided that it would be a miracle if they came to church in the morning. We were really sad. But as you know, what we said needed to be said. So we were at church, and at 8:59 there entering the door was our convert and her sister both smiling and happy! A miracle happened! At the end of the meeting we went and started talking and the convert told me that it didn´t matter if she knew everything now, but that everything would come in it's allotted time. I was super surprised. When talking with my comp after church, he said he had talked to the sister and she told him that after we left the mom got mad at her for talking to us in that way and for acting so crazy. She also said that everything that we said was true and that she needed to believe us and not worry about the small things, but to know that in time the understanding will come.

Last month some of the group of missionaries that came to El Salvador with me got together on Monday and had a fancy lunch at the Chili's. This is our photo.

Monday, October 18, 2010