May 18, 2016
Yup this week was awesome! Just like the one before it and the one before that and the one before that! Its tough to have a bad week as a missionary. I mean there definately are some low points in the day, but in the end you are out here doing the greatest service possible receiveing blessing upon blessings. So even though there are low points, all the good greatly out weighs it!
Speaking of lows and highs though, I will share a pretty tough low point we had this week and then an awesome high!
So on Monday night we went to the house of one of our investigators, Fernando, he has already been to church a few times and brought all of his kids to particpate with him as well, but the biggest thing impeding his progress was his wife. Even though there were some barriers stopping him from progressing he had already accepted baptism and was preparing to be baptized on the 28th. So when we went there monday night we were planning on following up with him to see how he has been doing with quiting smoking and drinking. But shortly after we started talking to him he let us know that he had planned on following his wife in the baptist church... He had accepted baptism, planned a day to get baptized and told us that he felt the truth of what we teach and that he knew the church was true, but unfortunately because of fear he decided to give up on that...
That night when we got home it felt like there was a knife in my heart.
But it still wasn´t a bad week because the next day we left our house knowing the truth of our message and that there were other people waiting and ready to accept the truth.
And that is where Antônio comes in! Recently we have been visiting a less active member, Wender. And on this day when we went to go visit him we found his brother-in-law, Antônio, at his house. Another member of Wender´s family told us, ``oh talk to Antônio, he´s crazy to get to know your guys´ chruch``
So we taught him, he came to church , and loved it. he told us he is looking for ``the TRUTH`` and he wants to join a church to stay in it. My companion and i were happy to tell him that he has found exactly what it is that he is looking for and that we will be going back to his house to tell him even more about it!
That along with several other miraculous opportunites allowed us to have 7 new people at church and several more less active members. There is nothing better that a full sacrament meeting!
Remember the worth of all souls is great in these eyes of God and we need to help as many as we can!
Love you all!