Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 Loncoche

Well, here in Loncoche we got together and just hit the streets. Elder Flitton is a hardworking and awesome guy. I love him a ton and he is from Utah! Our first day we worked really hard the whole day and nothing happened until about seven. So the first miracle was when we got lost and decided to knock some doors until another lesson. So we knocked a door and a man came out. And before we could say hola he just said come in. So I figured it was an old investigator or less active. I asked him if he knew who the missionaries were and he said no. I asked him why he let us in and he said I felt the need to listen. So we shared a lesson and him and his wife, Ramey, and they loved it and are very excited to keep listening.

Then after that we went to a lesson with a member. The member told us that this lady named Nancy had lost her husband in November and they are very poor. The husband did not have a leg so it was hard for him to work a lot. So Nancy goes and works all day and her daughter who is 15 left school to work in the house with the food and everything. So we started to teach a little about the plan of salvation and my companion shared a scripture about the resurrection and that our bodies will be completely restored in the end. And Nancy got really excited and told us about an experience she had had with her family. Recently, after the passing of her husband, she and all her family saw him in his spirit form walking with a big smile on his face and he walked out the door.  So the scripture had a huge impact on her. Then she asked about where our church was and she was soo excited. Sadly, her son found out she was listening to us and he is paying the rent for their house and he threatened to stop paying his mother’s rent if she listened to us. So that was very heart breaking. Satan just loves to stir the hearts of the people. He did it in Christ’s time. He did in the restoration and he does it now. Lame…

But another cool thing. We have an investigator named Vanessa. She is the mom of a special needs kid named Martin and she wants to be baptized but she was afraid to go to church because of her son making too much noise. So we went by and shared a scripture that says Christ invites everyone on this planet to come and see. So she came to church. It was amazing! She loved it! I have never seen someone learn so fast from the spirit. She will listen to the basic doctrine of something we teach and then she will expound on it deeply and know stuff that only the spirit could have taught her. She truly blows our minds every time she testifies. So she is getting baptized in July.

We have another person who will be getting baptized as well. We have about ten other people that are really close to being baptized. They just need to come to church. It’s hard here cause if it’s cold outside the world stops. Loncoche is a branch with about 30 people that come and it’s the smallest sector I have had and I truly love it! Pray for our people. We want twelve people baptized this month! It’s a big goal but we have the people to do it. I love you all!

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