Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Power of Fasting

WOW.... awesome week. Hard week. Due to the greatness of it, it’ll be hard to say everything that happened this week so I’ll just throw in the good stuff.
So we were walking one night tired and disappointed because basically all of our lessons fell through when we saw a woman sitting on the curb. It was dark and we were in kind of a sketchy area but we decided to talk with here. As we got talking she told us that her son is 20 years old, has a kid, abandoned him and the mom and is addicted to about every drug you can think of. We explained that with our message her son can get over all of that and they both can feel at peace. Then with tears in her eyes she said “I think God sent you guys to help me." She was so right. We have an appointment with her later this week.
Thursday during our weekly planning meeting we didn't know what to plan for Choncita and Ingrid. Both are so close to baptism but both struggle with coffee and Ingrid is scared to talk with her mom about baptism and Choncita isn't married, so we knelt and prayed for guidance and revelation to help them. As we were praying I saw in my mind my companion and I giving a blessing to Choncita. When we talked about what we felt during the prayer, my comp basically told me that he felt we should give her a blessing. I told him I felt the exact same thing! It was an incredible experience and my eyes couldn't stop from watering as I recognized a tender mercy of the Lord. He hears our prayers. I know that there is a power behind prayer and fasting. The next day we visited Choncita and she told us that she has no feeling or desires to drink coffee . . . . nada! ningún deseo! bien chido! We ended the lesson with a prayer and a blessing to help her talk to her boyfriend about separating.
Although we received many blessings this week and witnessed the hand of the Lord many times, we also found out there is an opposition in all things. Chonsita had a bad dream and was basically told that she shouldn't join our church. Ingrid was never home this week and none of our investigators came to church. A hard way to end this letter, but I know the Lord knows what he’s doing. We witnessed revelation and the power of fasting this week. We also witnessed the power of the adversary. The great thing about the gospel is that we already know that the Lord is stronger and whoever is found on the Lord’s side in the end, WILL be victorious. I love this work and love the gospel. The church is true. Even though times will be tough, it’s the good times that helps us pull through.
Love and miss you so much. Thanks for the letters and everything
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