Hello everyone! This week was a slower one since a lot of our appts fell through. On Friday we passed by that one family (if you remember the crazy experience we had with the family of former investigators and the blind father). Well they let us in and we got to teach the mother and daughter a little bit and the daughter had completely changed. She asked us for a BOM and talked about how God has helped her in her life (she is the one who says she doesn´t believe in God). I set a baptismal date with the mother and we set up another appt. Then this morning the daughter called and said that her father didn´t want anymore Mormons or anymore Jesus in his house. That we had been ringing their bell all day yesterday and he had had enough. Which is weird since we didn´t go by at all yesterday...anyway the women still are fine with it all but they just don´t want any confliction. It´s the way things go sometimes. But I hope that we were at least able to show them that Gods is there and loves them.
Oh Phil and Carola, by the way, we ate Chilean empanadas this week and I got to watch the member make them :) they were way good! This week we have started teaching some former investigators that are 7th Day Adventists. They actually are more interested in learning and discussing than arguing so it´s been fun. We promised that if they come to our church this Sunday that we will go to theirs the Saturday after. We´ll see how that goes...
This week has been a difficult one spiritually and emotionally speaking but I have learned once again that the Lord listens, cares, and answers our prayers. We may have our doubts or fears but he testifies to us that what we are doing is right and true. I am also continually seeing how every trial we are faced with are exactly what we need to grow, learn, and purify our faults and weaknesses. It´s hard but in the end we will be grateful for it.
I just want to end with my testimony that I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. That it was restored through Joseph Smith and that he was a prophet of God. The Book of Mormon is the most incredible book and changes us every time we study it. I know now more than ever that Christ is our Savior and that through him we are made clean. Never forget that through obedience we are set free! Love you all and have a good week!
transfer day. Elder Ordonez and Elder Peters left Murcia but Elder Baker in the back is staying