So we had a really good week. We're finding new investigators, and more importantly, investigators who are willing to progress.
Monday we didn't do a lot, just the normal Preparation Day stuff.
Tuesday, we had District meeting in the morning, and then I went on exchanges with Elder Almeida in Pagedale. It was good to be there. We talked to a lot of people as we were traveling from place to place on foot and on the buses.
Wednesday morning we exchanged back and then had some Spanish Lessons through the rest of the day until Bible Study that evening.
Thursday was sadly just a bunch of appointments which fell through. Those days are tough, but they make the next days seem even better. Haha
Friday afternoon we exchanged with the Spanish missionaries so Elder Vergara could go do a baptismal interview in Illinois. Elder Hayes, who I actually served around in my last area, was with me for the rest of the day. We stopped by a less active, Sister Moore's, house, and she let us sit down and chat with her on her back porch for a while. We shared a quick message and talked about how she felt when she first joined the Church. It was really neat to see the wheels turning in her head as she remembered all the things she enjoyed about the Church. We invited her to Church, and she enthusiastically agreed! It was really neat. Soon after that, we were able to pick up two new new investigators named Torianne and Tori. They are a young couple with a baby on the way, and they are very excited to keep learning about what we share. We had a great lesson with them, and we should be going back this evening.
Saturday we kind of accidentally ran into a part member Spanish couple named Rosemary and Walter. They are awesome people, and we invited them to Church, and they agreed as well! That evening we visited the part member family that we've been working with, the Walls. We are really focusing on Daily Personal Scripture Study, because it is so essential to each of our conversion, especially for Brother Wall, who's not a member.
Sunday was a great day. Sister Moore, Rosemary and Walter, and the Walls all were at Church and it was so great to see. They all really enjoyed it, too! It was also really neat to see Brother Robinson bless the Sacrament. He was also called as the assistant 11 year-old scout leader, and his wife was called as the assistant librarian. It's wonderful to see people get involved and incorporated in the Church. It really helps in keeping them active!
It's been a great week this week, watching many people either discover or rediscover the wonderful, simple truths of this gospel. Alma, in his discourse to the people of Zarahemla, taught us this wonderful principle:
"And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?"
What a powerful thing it is for each of us to remember the past spiritual experiences we have had (which is much easier when we record them in some way). There is such power for each of us as we draw upon the past witnesses of the Spirit. And when we continue to use and appreciate those experiences, more will inevitably come. I definitely saw this to be true as I started reviewing my study journal that I began using in the MTC. I found some really wonderful insights that really apply more now than they did then. I wonder if sometimes the inspiration and revelation we receive is meant for us to use somewhere down the road, so why not record it?
I love each of you, and I love this work!
The Church is True!