Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 16, 2012 Talcahuano

Hey family!!!! 

So this last week Satan was like trying to kill us and I know why. Lupe is a miracle for us. The impression that we got when we first saw and taught them has proven to be true. She is one who God has been preparing for us. We have taught her and her sister and her daughter, of course, almost every day. They came to church and loved it and are very excited. We have their baptism dates for the tenth of November. I can’t believe her faith. She is so humble and full of the light of Christ that she just knows what we say is true. The spirit just testifies to her and she accepts. Yesterday we taught her the word of wisdom and she accepted it and the law of tithing and even though it will be hard for her to give up coffee she is just willing to do it. 

Also, Miguel, the husband of a member accepted baptism and is preparing. Hopefully he can get baptized here soon too. We have another lady we found who loves the Book of Mormon and wants to go to church and is very interested. And another family of three that we found that we are going to teach again tonight. They all have quite a bit of interest in the gospel. We are going to go for 8 baptisms in November. 

Mom thanks for all that service you are doing and I hope this news helps. We could baptize 8 people so please everybody pray for these people especially Lupe and Rayen and Elda. I don’t know if I have ever felt the love of God so strong for anybody besides my family. Marcos is having a little bit of a hard time but we are trying to keep helping him. He will walk with faith. He is cool. 

Today will be interesting I am going to work with president… He wants to work with me to visit a less active member and then I think we are going to take him to meet Lupe. I love our president. He is soo loving and so powerful and I love him a lot. So the adversary is trying to kill us right now cause we are going to at least bring 8 of God’s children back to him. I am so grateful for this gospel and I am glad everything is good back home!! I love you all!

October 8, 2016 Talcahuano

Well family this last week has been a great week. We had conference which was so incredible. I am so excited that Jess can leave on a mission soon. She will be such a light to the world!! She is right now but as a missionary? Cool beans!! There is no other word for it. 

This week we had some miracles happen. We have been struggling with helping investigators progress but this week we contacted a family. It was a mom with two daughters. When I saw her something was trying to tell me not to talk to her. So I did. And she and her family just glowed with the light of Christ. And when we asked if we could pass by and share a message with her she accepted right away. I assumed she was a member or something. But no. We got to the first lesson and she has never shared with missionaries. She said she had been to some other churches but she did not like it. Well, we taught her about prophets and apostasy. She understood and knew what we said was true because the spirit touched the Light of Christ that she has. Then she told us a story that shocked me. When she was just a little girl both of her parents died at the same time from cancer. She said that she would like to know why and where they are. Well that put tears into my eyes knowing that we have the answer that she has been searching for her whole life. We testified that God does have a plan. We have another lesson with her today. Her name is Lupe and she has two daughters - one who is ten, Rayen, and one who is like three or four. Her husband left her and she just lives with her sisters and some of them also are interested. I have never seen someone so humble and loving. She just beams with light and I know she will be able to recognize the truthfulness of this message. I love them so much and all the hard times and failure in the work and in my own life have paid off to be able to finally be guided to people who really need the gospel in their lives. 

Also, the husband of a member finally let us teach him and he is progressing very well. We are happy and I hope sooo much that Lupe and her daughter get baptized. Please pray for them!! Thanks for your prayers. I am so grateful for the atonement, that even me, one of the most imperfect things on this planet can receive forgiveness to be able to help others with the gospel. 

I love you all and Jess turn in your papers and come on down to Chile to the mission celestial!!! Tee hee!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 1, 2012 Talcahuano

Sorry we had a conference for the leaders today so I didn’t have p-day and no time to write. But two things that happened; One we baptized a girl with nine years. Her dad got baptized like four months ago and so he got to do the baptism. It was great!

The other is that we are teaching more and well that feeling that God gave me and my comp in the house of Marcos was a message to perform a miracle in his life. We went to his house and just about three weeks ago I gave him a blessing that his brain would be able to work so that he could learn to walk again. Well we got to his house and the first time we lifted him up and he walked good. But we had to basically carry him still. The second time he walked with us hardly holding him up. The third time he stood up by himself grabbed the hand of his sister and walked without my help or hers. Just his hand clasped tight for comfort. He looked up with a smile and we all clapped for him. And then he said. OK! Now when are we going to the states?!!! haha I hope somehow we can get him a ticket to the states one day. So, just as God has said, miracles have not ceased among the children of men.

I have to go run to work now but I testify that when I first met Marcos he could barely take two steps with us using all our force but after the blessing he is walking. God lives and he loves all of us. I love you all and have a good week!