Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Lord is Merciful

What a week! It started up, then shot down, then shot up again.

Monday and Tuesday we went to Tuxtla for our zone leader meeting and it was great! This month we’re going to focus on lessons with members present again, which is just perfect because this last month the mission saw miracles. All our indicators went up by having more lessons with member present; investigators with a baptismal date, progressing investigators, contacts, baptisms and conformation, etc. It’s awesome! So we are super pumped! 

Anyway, when we got back from our zone leader meeting, my companion got explosive diarrhea, it was bad. he got so sick so we were in the house until Friday! It was awful. I hate not working, especially since this is my last transfer. It’s hard to be happy and not work, actually it’s impossible, but thankfully by Friday we were able to start working again.

After not working for days on end it hurts because momentum is lost, we had to go try to visit people without having a set appointment which isn’t good, we had to start from scratch. We were able to visit Marisela and Porfirio though. We taught them a part of The Plan of Salvation. They love listening to us, but never come to church, which is a bit frustrating. They’ve also been going out of town a lot, so we can hardly ever see them. Sorry for writing all the bad stuff that happened this week, but don’t worry Sunday was amazing.

So Sunday we woke up a bit discouraged, with the very little work we were able to do this week we honestly didn’t expect much on Sunday. We called Juan Pablo to see if he was coming, but he didn’t answer so we just though great, now what are we going to do? When we went to church it looked like none of our investigators were going to be there, and then it happened, within 15 minutes, the church was FILLED! Not just with members, but Enemias came again with his son and Raphael came with his sons as well, then and we had a family bring some non-member friends to church also. We got their names and numbers and we plan on visiting them this Tuesday. Then after church, missionaries from another area told us that an American contacted them and wants to know more about the church and he lives in our area!!!! And it didn’t end there, after lunch we were basically just walking around finding people to contact because it was raining like crazy and all our lessons fell through. As we walked by this little house some little kids came running out and asked if we were lost. They pointed in the direction that we had to go and we followed it, then, about a minute later they came running over to us and started saying "where are you from? What’s your names? What are you doing here?" anyway they ended up taking us to their house and we met their mom, older brother and their friend that lives in the same house with them. We sang a short hymn and told them about the restoration. The mom wasn’t too interested, but the neighbor sure was. She told us to come by any day and that she would be waiting for us! It was an amazing day with many tender mercies and I’ll never forget it. 

I’m reminded of a scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants that says, “For thus saith the Lord—I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end.”

The Lord really does love blessing his children. Even though we weren’t able to accomplish much this week, the Lord saw it fit to bless us. He was merciful enough to give us some amazing referrals and guided us to that house on that cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. I know God loves us and he really DOES want to bless us. The Church is true, simple as that!

Love you all so much and I can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks

Elder Hunt

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