|Hermana Snyder and I together again in the rain, wind, and cold of Punta Arenas.|
Monday, May 25, 2015
Hello Friends and Family!!
It is so much fun working with Hermana Snyder again!!! We are super excited for this transfer and have been talking to EVERYONE in the streets. Something that happens in the mission is that after a while in one area with one companion, you start to get comfortable and have less and less enthusiasm to talk to everyone. It's like... we feel like we have already spoken to every person there and knocked every single door. But when you get a new companion or change areas, it gets you more excited to talk to everyone physically possible. I think that is a big reason that we don't stay in one area for our entire mission. So change is good!! :) We are working hard and having a blast!! :D
We have found a lot of new people to teach! One of which was a girl named Barbara who we found knocking doors this week. She is 18 and lives with her family. We started talking to her from behind her gate and she little by little came out more and more to talk to us in the freezing cold. We shared with her part of the Plan that God has for us and shared out testimonies with her of the love that he has for her individually. The spirit was super strong even right there in her doorstep and she said that she could feel something different with us and that she wants to learn more. We left her with a pamphlet to read about the Plan of Salvation and we have an appointment to visit her today!! We are so excited!!
Another is a man named José Luis. He had cancer and is recovering from his surgery right now. The doctor recently told him that he is now cancer free! But he is still working with the recovery process from his surgeries. He is very receptive, especially after being humbled so much by this experience. ANOTHER is named Enzo!! Oh my goodness!! Enzo is one of the most humble, loving souls that I have ever met but he's always working. He says that he wants to become a better father and he wants to be able to go to church and help his sons to grow up with belief in God but he doesn't feel worthy to enter into a church building. We talked with him about the Atonement of Christ and that through him, we can all be made clean of the sins that we have committed in this life and we do not have to live with this guilt. We invited him to pray for himself to know if it is true that Christ loves him enough to suffer, die, and be resurrected for him and if he can really become clean through that atoning sacrifice. I know that it is true and that we can all be made clean through Him and ONLY through Him!!! I am so thankful that I have this gospel in my life and that I can share this knowledge with the people in Punta Arenas!!
I love you guys!! :)