We as missionaries are saving a multitude from sin as we first repent ourselves, and then invite EVERYONE to do something and to repent!! We are all imperfect and EVERYONE needs this gospel. I just love this scripture so much and it hit me really hard when I read it in personal study this week.
Okay so this week was haaaarrrrrddddddd. But good as well!! Just like about every week. Sonight, we played futbol with the kids at a trailer park. It was SO fun!! I was soooo tired though afterwards. And we lost :( so sad. The kids are gonna help me practice though! But before that we were ready to go and help a recent convert cut the grass in her yard but we show up and it was already done!!!! So we asked her what happened and she said that another recent convert's boyfriend had come over and done it for her!! SO NICE. The people here are so great. They just help everyone out!
The downside of having a car is that we only have a certain amount of miles. On a bike, we had "unlimited" miles. No stress. But in a car, its not that way. lammeee. haha so we were sooooo stressed about miles this week. Sowe went out on bikes for a little bit. Its really hot and humid here. But I just kept reminding myself that I am not doing this for me. This is all for the Lord and these people. Well we bike to our appointment and she wasnt there. She forgot she was meeting with us..... So we just tried a less active close to that area that we have been trying for 2 weeks. SHE WAS HOME. MIRACLES. Man miracles truly do come from sacrifices. We invited her to church and talked about the sacrament. She says she cant wake up. Church starts at 2. ? We are going to work really hard to get her back to church! She still has a testimony!! We have to save that testimony. But anyways then we tried some other people that werent home and then had dinner with the Familia Garza. She was so sweet! And then we taught the english class. A nonmember was visiting a family in our ward and she came to the class. and we got to share a message with her :) saweet!!
I LOVE media referrals. Lately, our media referrals have truly been the prepared people. So this week we got a media referral for Heidi and Ester Estrada. We looked up their address on the GPS and it couldnt find it. So we were driving down the street it was on and I happened to look over and see the house number on a mailbox! So I pulled over fast to go find the house. Okay that was actually the day before. Fast forward towhen we had an appointment with them. So we go and we had a lesson with Heidi and her husband Xavier. Xavier said that he is athiest. Anytime someone tells me that, it makes me sad. I'm just like.. "why??" There is SO much evidence that God exists!! He loves us so much. So we bore strong testimony of that with personal experiences in our lesson. We taught the whole Restoration and it was really powerful. I felt the spirit so strong and Xavier asked us some really good questions. He then asked us about repentance and the after life so we left him with Alma 34 and Alma 11 to read. He said he would read it and try to pray. And he was really excited to come to church!! Fast forward to night, we went and just stopped by to remind them about church and he said he had read ALL of it AND PRAYED!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! we feel SO good about them. They didnt come to church yesterday but we are going to find out why! I am not losing faith on them!!! This is going to bless their little family so much!! :) But then that night we played futbol again with the friends at the trailer park. It was a blast. The best part is that people come and stand around to watch us playing and having fun with the kids! :) And 2 of our investigators came to play with us! SO FUN!
FUNNY STORY: So we went to go find another referral and it happened to be where the english sisters live. So we knocked on the door and a black guy answered. I was like, "oh! Sorry we are looking for someone named Cesar and Tonia!" He was like, "upstairs." I was like oh okay! thank you! so we go up and we see a picture of Jesus Christ in the window. BAHA he thought we were looking for the sisters!! i was dying. i thought it was so funny. we are still in search of that referral! we will find them!!
So Ammon was an AWESOME missionary. He first served people, won their hearts, and then they were open to hearing his message. So this week, we ahve been trying to do that! Anytime a member or investigator isnt home, we heart attack their door!!! everyone has loved it so far!! :) And we play soccer with the kids and just go out of our comfort box. Instead of just throwing our message at them, we try to win their hearts. Its been so much fun. Because we have such a wonderful message and if their hearts are open to it, they will be more receptive!
Well I hope yall have a great week!!! Pray for our investigators please!! I love you all so much!!! :)
Con muchhhoooo amor,