I have zeroooo time today, all of the computers yesterday were busy and then we lost internet service, so I have about fifteen minutes right now to tell you everything, and there's a lot!
We were challenged by our mission president to teach more. If we teach more, we can find more people who need to hear the gospel. SO that's what we did. We are trying to look for every opportunity we possibly can to teach people, in the streets, in their doorways, etc. We taught 19 lessons this last week, the most I ever have here in Sunchales. It's so hard to teach a lot here because the people usually don't want to listen, but we prayed with a lot of faith, and Heavenly Father led us to people who really wanted to listen. We saw a lot of miracles.
I only have time to tell you a few stories, but we met with the familia Rojas. They are Catholic, but are all reading the Book of Mormon and invited us to keep coming back to teach the whole family. They listen with desires and are going to pray to know if joseph Smith was a true prophet and really restored the Church of Jesus Christ. Please pray that they will receive their answer!
We also met with Carolina and Pablo again. THIS FAMILY IS AMAZING!! They have so many questions and really are looking for the truth. Pablo told us that he has never prayed a lot because he doesn't really feel like it does anything. He said when he prays, it is only for himself, not for his wife or kids, nothing. So we asked him to pray at the end of the lesson, and he accepted! He said ''Heavenly Father, on the first of august, this Friday night”..?? haha and then he prayed for his family, that they would be protected and blessed, that we would be able to speak the language and find more people to teach, etc. It was one of the most sincere prayers I have heard someone give. It was so special. And when he finished, he shook his whole body and said, ''WOAH! That feels great! I’m going to keep praying'' haha. SO they are progressing a lot and are really special to us. They are going to start coming to church and praying to know if the church is true as well.
We have been praying to find families so that the Sunchales branch can grow and be more steady. Our prayers are being answered and we are seeing so many miracles each day.
Sylvana and Elvira are still waiting for an answer to their prayers whether they should be baptized or not, so we are really trying to help them learn how to recognize the spirit when it answers us. We talked about how Satan will always attack us after we receive an answer because he doesn’t want us to find the way back to God. And baptism is the first step.
We are working really hard and are trying to help the branch become more strong and faithful. We are teaching a lot and having to trust a lot in the spirit so that we are led to the people who need us most.
Theme for this week: Don’t stop doing the little things. Read. Pray. And go to church. These small and simple things will help us in every aspect of our lives. We see people every day who stop doing the simple commandments and that is when they let their guard down, the trials are harder to support, and Satan has more of a chance to attack us and bring us down. Keep going and endure to the end.
Love you all so much!! Hope you have a great week and remember to trust in God always. His plan is always better than ours. <3