Hello Everybody!Thanks for the letters and emails for those that sent some. I would love to hear from the rest of you as well.
This week was pretty good. We are starting to stop tracting now. We felt that it was super important that we start working with the members more despite the challenges. We actually saw miracles happen. We were able to exceed a lot of our goals and had some really good lessons. We also met with a few members of other wards to get them thinking about people they can share they gospel with that speak spanish. Hopefully in time we will have more work than we can handle.
So this past week I have been studying about the articles of faith since Elder Perry talked about them and it has been really cool to see the scriptures behind our beliefs and then at the same time feel the spirit confirming the truthfulness of it. It has helped this week as people bring up concerns and it ends up what I had been studying about that morning or the day before. I'm only about halfway done with the 3rd one but I still love studying them. As I have been studying the Atonement, it has given me a deeper appreciation for the Savior. I know that he suffered for more than just our sins but for our afflictions, sicknesses, pains, sorrows, everything so that he would know exactly how we feel and how to best help us overcome them. The Atonement more than just a passive thing, it allows us to overcome trials and tribulations and overcome the natural man.
This week went by so fast that it feels like it was yesterday that I was writing a letter. Something interesting that we ran into this week was as we were knocking on a couple of doors trying some potential investigators, we came across a very less active spanish member. At first he wasn't very warm to us but after a few questions we couldn't get him to stop talking. He had left the church because he got offended (don't ever throw away your salvation because someone made a silly comment) and then he told us that he baptizes himself every time he takes a shower or a bath (not sure how that works). We were super confused by that and how someone could fall so far away. It's like what our mission president has told us. Don't open the door a crack for satan because he will fill it and open it wide.
Remember everyone that the Lord takes care your family when you take care of someone else's. Try to share the gospel with everyone you come in contact with and you will be blessed for it. Oh and help the missionaries serving in your ward. They will really appreciate it!
Hope you all have a great week!