Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The End of Rivera. The Beginning of......

Dear family and friends, 
This week was incredible. Miracle, laughing, crying, testifying.That rhymed. That rhymed. But seriously, it was great. 
On Tuesday, there was a mini MTC for the youth of Rivera in the stake center and by the end, they were each assigned a missionary companion for the week. I was assigned to Hermano (Hector) Prieto! The most enthusiastic, happy, spiritual young man in this whole country. We worked and lived together from Tuesday to Sunday and we had a blast!
We stopped by Andrea (less active) and had a good lesson with her, then she told us that she had a less active sister who lives on the same street! We had no idea before! So after that lesson we went to meet her sister (Marita Garcia) who was incredibly nice. We taught her the lesson of the Restoration and the spirit was incredibly strong. After, we went to visit our progressing investigator, Aurora and we taught her the Law of Chastity, which was great, and she accepted it! She also told us that after having taught her the Word of Wisdom (Health Law) she stopped drinking coffee!! It truly is a blessing for us to see that level of progression in a daughter of God, who just a month ago, knew nothing about our church. She is completely happy about having foung Christ in her life!
On Wednesday, we had a service project painting the Perez family´s house orange! I personally disagreed with the color choice, but it was fun nonetheless!!
That same night, we had a powerful family home evening with the Ruiz family and their inactive son, Adrian. It was amazing. We shared the first 3 verses of 1 Nephi 17 to apply it to their lives and ours. The Spirit testified the truthfulness of our message. And those exact same scriptures were later used in General Conference!!!
On Friday, I had to say bye to Gabriela and her family, and investigator that I found when I came here. It was not easy. But I know that she has the opportunity to accept the gospel in her life!
Saturday morning was hilarious. I checked the phone and saw "6 missed calls". And I was like...who in the world would call 6 times....Then I saw that it was President Pereira....our stake president!!!!! Then he calling again! So I answered and he asked us if we could help him set up chairs for the conference in the stake center. I said yes. 10 minutes later, he walks in our door with breakfast and asked if we wanted to eat. And we said YES. It was strange, funny, and awesome. Then we left. 
And General Conference was amazing as always! And our investigator Aurora came!!! This week was spiritual, wholesome, edifying and unforgettable. And it is my last in Rivera. I leave tomorrow to...............


with Elder Bedoya de Colombia!!!!

Que pasen bien.

Elder Teloma

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