Monday, November 3, 2014

Cinderella moments

Things are just going splendidly here! We are starting to see real progress in our investigators and we have some great potential!!! One thing I think I´ve learned on my mission is that sometimes you just have to work and work for awhile without results before the Lord sees fit to bless you with the people that are truly prepared... the best part is that I´ve learned to truly appreciate the miracles because I´ve learned and grown in the process of receiving them.
So thus begins my list of the investigators I´m sooo grateful for: (we made thankful leaves this week and I might be on a thankful kick :)
-"M".... continues to be incredible! We sit down to teach her and she begins to tell us about the dream she had... the dream that we were in. She said that in her dream we approached her and were telling her that she needed to keep meeting with us (good to see that our persistence seeps into her subconscious as well)... and when we said that she just felt overwhelmingly peaceful about learning about the church. :) woohoo! Then she goes on to explain how her faith right now is like a seed and how it needs to grow... (I was thinking this was too good to be true) turns out we had given her Alma 32 to read and she had really applied it to her life. Man oh man she is so incredible. We taught her the Plan of Salvation and the spirit was so strong... she told us that she loves when we come over because she feels so good, and she wants to come to church and feel this feeling more in her life!!! Woooohooooo.  She is incredible!!

-"W"... he is new as of this week but super prepared as well... we contacted him in the streets like a month ago and he never could meet. We were calling some of our old numbers this week and set something up. He has so much faith and he loved the message of the Restoration. His point of view is that all the churches that talk of God and Jesus are good and true... so we taught about the importance of the Book of Mormon, how we can truly come to know if this is true. He has a super strong testimony of prayer- how God answers prayers... so it was fun to apply his story to the story of Joseph Smith- how we can receive our answers when we pray with faith. Since that lesson we have run into him every day on the streets. :) It is just meant to be.  He wants to get baptized too!

-"A" has been coming to church! which is a big deal for him because he has some doubts and doesn´t really believe in the organization of churches... but he keeps coming, and he loves it... his heart is softening. (and he brought us chocolate when he came to church... not complaining :)

-"R"... "R", "R", "R"... she is super Catholic... we´ve been meeting with her every single week... she always reads and she always prays but she is still very Catholic and won´t come to church. It has been getting to the point that she can´t really progress anymore unless she comes to church. So we had a pretty fuerte (strong) lesson with her. We focused on Christ. . . bore testimony of Christ, the spirit was there, and then we explained our purpose here is to bring people unto Christ... and the only thing she was lacking to know if the church is true, if we truly are bring people to Christ is by attending the church.  It was pretty powerful. She committed to come... haha.. well she didn´t end up coming but I´m holding out that there was a pretty good excuse :)
So yeah, things are just going super well right now!! I´m super excited to see these miracles continue to unfold! :)

Ready for some funny moments of the week...
-We were talking to this man in the street.. in the middle of my comps testimony I see this man taking a picture of us... haha  It was a member that works in the MTC and is used to taking pictures of the MTC missionaries who contact in retiro park... it was just super weird to see... but anyway this contact had a little bit of time so we sat on a bench and talked about the gospel for a bit, and then he insisted on buying us Halloween cookies! :) It was probably one of the most ´rewarding´ contacts... in the sugar aspect at least. 
-Some members wanted us to make them some American food... and their request was French toast :) haha.. the irony!  So we were making French toast and the member thinks they would be good rolled in cinnamon and sugar. haha we had very very dessert like ´American´ French toast. 
-For all those who don´t know... we have a curfew as missionaries... so we were at a lesson and we needed to run to get home on time.... some of the investigators were confused why we were in such a hurry. One of them compared us to Cinderella... so to them we are now the Cinderella girls that will turn into a pumpkin past curfew. Such a grand life we lead! :)
Lots of loves... 
Hna Fowers
Also here are some pictures of "M", who got baptized in Barrio 6 right after I left!

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