Happy Birthday!! I hope yall do something good for it. That sister I told you about lives like just on the other side of the park by the house. maybe one day yall will run into each other. That would be cool. It sounds like good things are happing in you group, I keep praying things will go well.
This week was really a blessed week for us. It started off strong with a good lesson at the Suarez's home. I was on exchange with the English elders, so my comp did not speak Spanish. I thought I was going to be doing all the teaching, but the member that we brought ended up doing it. Which was great! It was not that she was teaching the lesson, as much as she was sharing how they have changed and what the gospel means to her and her family. It was super powerful and touching. I am so glad for member support.
Then later this week one a different exchange my companion and elder farr. went by the house of these people from Uruguay, the wife has a faith in Jesus and the husband does not believe in a God. He believes in a higher power but that's it. They went by though and taught him and her. Richard, his name. He said he would like to find a faith in Jesus and in God. Because he is afraid of death. He said he knows many people who are not afraid of it because of there faith. And that is something he would really like to have. I was not there personally for the lesson but it is very cool.
Friday was a day filled of different things. The first thing that had happened was I received a call from the elders in Gainesville, telling me that morning brother Chavez had passed away. The same guy I talked about in my last letter. I was sad to hear the news, but at the same time I was so grateful I had the chance the week before to see him. The miracle was seeing him was not in the plans, we had for some reason forgotten about a different appointment and decided to go see him. I know that was inspired so I had one more chance to see my friend before he passed away. Then later that day I really saw that I now have another friend on the other side preparing the hearts of the people. We went and visited this referral that we got from the sister missionaries. Her name is jossi, she is 26. she is a little slow on talking and other things, but she is super smart! She remembered perfectly what the sisters taught her and the things she read in the introduction and the video they showed her. Im super excited to teach her. There were more people, but I lack the time.
I just love being here, I have seen how faith is the most important thing in this work. If we do not have faith that something is going to happen, it does not matter how much work we put in, nothing is going to happen. I am keeping my faith up, and the blessings just come rolling in. Even if I go through rough days (like the day right after this awesome one) I still have faith that good stuff will come, no matter what! Let us always take care of the seed of faith we have in us and lets grow giant trees of faith from our tiny seeds we have in us.
Con Mucho Amor
P.s. here is a quote from stone mountain.