March 2, 2015
well this is gonna be a super short one! I really dont have tons to write about this week. I had a really good week but nothing super awesome really happened. I will say that I am loving my new companion! she is such a hard worker...exactly what i have needed after 6 months of struggles with companions! so Im just excited and happy to be with her. She is a great missionary. We work really well together and we found 14 new investigators this week and set 4 baptism dates. We arent afraid to talk to anyone!
I will say that I had an answer to one of my prayers this week but not in the way that I thought it would be answered. At the begining of the week, I said a sincere prayer that I could have an experience that would strength my testimony. Well this week has been one big bible bash with our investigators. we got into some really deep doctrine with some people and it was ROUGH. but I realized that it really strengthend my testimony in the book of mormon and in the restored gospel. Also I got my heart completely broken this week. We went to visit America one night, and she wouldnt come out. her daughter said that there was problems with her boyfriend and she wouldnt be able to attend us that night. I had no idea what happened. The next day we went to visit her daughter and america came out and told us herself that she wont be able to follow through with this decision. I think it has alot to do with her boyfriend who doesnt want her to be baptized. I could tell it wasnt what she wanted. She was not the same person when she told us. And then she went out back and didnt come back. I struggled to focus in the lesson with her daughters. I teared up when I started to think about it all. So after the lesson, I walked out back where she was and all I did was give her the biggest hug, and I just bawled. I literally havent cried that hard in a long time. And the only words I said was "I know its all true" and we left. My heart was broken. I know that people have their agency I just dont understand how someone can feel the spirit so strongly and still choose not to follow through. So I fasted for her yesterday and who knows what will happen, but I know that my testimony was strengthed through this experience. And about an hour ago I recieved a text message from her brother samuel who is a convert of almost a year. He is just amazing and now is the secretary in the bishopbic. Well anyways, he sent us a text saying that he just found out about his sisters decision and he is going to go talk to her tonight. And after that he sent us another message and said "something that you have taught me is to not loose hope, I am convinced that I have found the truth in this gospel, and that gives me the faith to know that one day my family will accept this gospel" It really gave me alot of strength and in a way was an answer to my fast. I too, know that our prayers will be answered one day and that America will be baptized. I will pray for the rest of my life until it happens. we have to trust in gods plan and in his timing. I am learning that here in the mission.
well dont have much time the power went out and wasted all of our writing time! haha only in argentina.
I love you all thanks for the support and love these past 7 months! I continue to need your prayers and letters and support!
|I made my agenda for this transfer with the picture of Dallin and I. I just love that we are both going to be in Argentina together this month! I love it!!|