How's everyone doing this lovely Monday? Here in Paipote, it's pretty hot and dry, like always, but it sure is beautiful! We had an amazing week filled with miracles and lots of blessings from a loving Heavenly Father. We have had our difficulties, almost all from being in the middle of the vacationing season, but I know that we are on the Lord's errand to help His children receive salvation. It is great work. :) I'll be sending some pictures in just a bit...
During this week, as we were walking towards an appointment we had made, a few young men stopped us and tried speaking to us in English. They told us that they were anxious to learn and were willing to pay for classes. So, we took advantage of the situation, saying that we didn't accept money but the only thing that we ask is that they listen to our message. We started having English classes with them, and as we teach, we use church pamphlets and the sciptures. It's really a fun way to share the gospel, and when we give them homework they are ready and willing to do it! I hope that these young people, Kallen and Hans, can feel the same thing that I do as I read in the scriptures, even if they're just doing it to practice their English!
We had a really neat experience the other day also as we were hurrying to an appointment we had. As we were walking, the spirit told us to turn back. I didn't really understand why, but the prompting was clear. We stopped, and we completely missed the appointment. Instead of going, we went back to where we were before and just started knocking on doors. As we approached one door, a lady answered who told us to come back the following day. As we did so, we entered the house and started teaching. We learned that this lady had had many problems and wanted to kill herself because of the trials in her family. We taught about the Plan of Salvation and shared about our purpose here on the earth. We taught many things, and this lady thanked us for our time. We are now sharing the message with her, and I sure do hope that she can accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that we were literally guided to her door to help in a time of crisis.
We have tons of amazing experiences here in the mission, and I am so grateful for the Gospel in my life! We've been working really hard, and though we still haven't had too many people come to church or want to be baptized, I know that we have been in the service of God and of our fellowman. I can see that we have helped many people in their lives and have done much good among the people here in Paipote. This is surely a marvelous work!