Such an awesome week. Roselia (the investigator with the satandog) has decided to get baptized on the 25th of March!! We had a great lesson with her and her mom, and we had the YSA representative and another member there too. We were planning on teaching about service, but she always has questions for us, and we didn’t get to service… but we talked about the need to act instead of being acted upon–one of my favorite principles of the Gospel–and the member we had there bore a boss testimony. The only problem with that was in the middle of it, he said, “I’ve been inactive in the church for a while now.” So that was awesome. But all twas good, she told us afterward that she wanted to tell him that he needed to be going to church, cuz he’d already been baptized. But the Spirit was there in abundance! And now she’s well on her way to being baptized.
Also, we had a lesson just las night that blew all of our minds. Carla y Jafet are a menos activo couple with plans to marry in July. She’s got a testimony and comes to church almost every week, but he works a lot and says he hasn’t yet recieved an answer about the Book of Mormon. So we planned on teaching him about the Plan of Salvation, emphasizing the laws of justice and mercy (because he told us that he thinks some of the commandments are of men and not of God). But they hadn’t read the Book of Mormon, so naturally we read with them. 1 Nefi 12, the history of the latter half of the Book of Mormon, more or less. Then we bore testimony of its truthfulness and Jafet gave a really sweet, sincere closing prayer. Elder Gines asked them how they were feeling, and Carla told us that when we were praying everything was just still, and quiet, and the only thing she could hear was Jafet’s voice, even though the door was open (cuz it was STINKing hot) and there are 2 kids under the age of 6 in the apartment. And Jafet said, “You guys felt that, too?!” GAH! It was awesome! We proceeded to spend the next 45 minutes talking about spiritual experiences we’d had in our lives. We’re gonna go dedicate their house on Wednesday!! Me enCANta la obra misional!
And, to top it all off, an investigator couple is getting MARRIED this friday!!! SO happy! He also said there’s gonna be carne asada there. SO. STINKIN. HAPPY. But we’re planning on having a baptism for Juan on the 18th of March (and hopefully his wife will overcome her doubts about the Virgen…). Buenas noticias all around!
Missionary work is the bomb.