So today we found out that my camera has a virus that I don’t know how to fix. All my pictures convert to words when they enter the computer or something….haha They are still in my camera just really deep.
Today we went for a hike to take some pics of Pozo(not that its pretty or anything) and I took and couple good ones but my camera is trash so I am stealing a couple from my comp today.
This week zoomed by like always. We have a new excitement about us in the mission to baptize now. We are always recieving calls from our leaders asking how many people we have invited to be baptized and how we are doing with our goals. I really like all the “animo”(excitement,animation) that has been going around. Our minds have been pressed on our investigators these passed weeks.
The other night my comp and I were walking to the house to end the day and we had a couple more houses to pass by. The 2 houses were people that we had always passed by knowing fare well that the chance of encountering them home was slim. But they are right next door to us so we would always pass by. As we were walking to the house it just kind of hit me that we didn’t have real intent in passing by. I prayed fervently to Heavenly Father for a real opportunity that night to find someone. We had an awesome lesson that night with Victor right after and I learned how the Spirit is manifested unto me in lessons. I have had a really hard time determining the Spirit in my life and it has got me down more than a few times when I hear others talk about feeling the Spirit really strong. I won’t describe it, by I now know the Spirit a little better and I am eternally grateful for that blessing and for the Knowledge that Heavenly Father always answers our prayers.
One thing I have learned this week is about having “real intent”. We often invite investigators to have real intent when reading the Book of Mormon or any other invitation really. We often recount the vision of Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove; the only reason he recieved an answer is because he was ready to act on whatever happened after his prayer. I have been trying to apply this principle in our work lately and it helps a lot. My companion and I have been having a lot of success lately and our investigators are progressing a lot better now because instead of taking the long way around peoples deep problems and teaching just doctrine. We have been trying to address the big problems in peoples lives head on lately. Just get the Elephant in the room.(we have taught pure commandments this week haha. some real awkward lessons) We realized the best way to have “real intent” to help some soul come unto Christ is teach the thingthat…simply put..is going to prepare them for baptism. I would like to invite everyone at home to think about the things you do on a daily basis..Are these things really going to help you progress. Have you tryed it before and it didn’t work..? Try something different,new.
We have been working really hard to have a baptism this month here in Pozo. There have been a lot of sad moments, but a lot more joyful moments! This month is still not over and I know that someone is prepared! Please pray for us! Please pray for Sebastian!
I don’t have space to write all the times the Spirit has guided us this week. I really have loved my life in my little town of Pozo. The end of this week is going to be changes. We think I am going to recieve a call for sure. We’ll see where the Lord wants to send me!
I chapter that hit me really hard this week was Helaman 5. Being that the 24th was Pioneer Day I enjoyed reading in Helaman 5 verses 6 to 7. We can really strive to live up to the names of our ancestors and honor them. I am grateful for my family lineage and for all the souls that truly lived the Law of Consecration to secure the Church of Jesus Christ a place in Zion.
I really know that the Church of God is upon the earth and that all people everywhere will be given an opportunity to know who Christ is. I love my job. I love you all!!
P.S. For other missionaries, as missionaries we teach repentance. Please read Helaman 5:11.