We had a great week!
It started off with a powerful lesson (with Maria, our investigator) on Christ´s visit to the Americas!
On Wednesday, we were in the Salto bus station all day for changes. We got to welcome all the new missionaries to Salto and send a few off to other departments (states) of Uruguay!
Thursday, in the morning, we contacted people who live near the church! We met a nice lady named Eliana who was outside with her two little children. We talked to her a little bit about who we were and what our message was and I could see in her face that she was about to politely decline the message when to my complete shock, she invited us in! It was incredible. It was a miracle.
After, we taught Maria and reviewed the baptismal interview questions and her testimony is rock solid. She told us, when we first started teaching her, that the Restoration of the Gospel all made sense and that she didn´t need to pray to know that it was true. 6 weeks later (in this lesson on Thursday) she told us that she had spent many hours praying, and shedding tears to know that gospel was true. This is true conversion.
On Friday we visited Rosario and taught her the Book of Mormon. She promised to read, ponder, and pray to know if it was true! We also visited the Gimarais family! They are less active so we taught them the Doctrine of Christ and challenged them to come back to church. They accepted. And they came!
So we stopped by a member´s house and talked with her quickly to set a lesson up. As my comp was talking with her (Marta), I was looking at Marta´s crazy little dog. When the dog stuck its nose out the fence, I started petting it. Once I got the dog´s trust, I flicked it right in it´s nose HAHAHAHA. Then it got very angry, started barking and tried to bite me!! And Marta (who didn´t see me flick the dog) was like "Oh I´m sorry about the dog, he´s always like that around strangers!" HAHAHAH I need to change.
Saturday was incredible. In the morning, we worked with Sister Tate and visited her friend Antonella, who is not a member. We taught her the message of the Restoration. She paid very close attention and told us she felt it was true. From there, we invited her to pray and to come to church the following day. And she did both!
The Lord has blessed us with miracles in His work because are working faithfully as instruments in his hands. I love being an instrument in the Lord´s hands! I always will be!
Maria´s baptism is this Saturday, May 30th, at 6:00 pm, for those of you who wish to come.
Pictures next Monday!
Hasta enonces, con cariño,