It was such a tender mercy to be able to Skype with you guys last night. It totally made up for the terrible week we had.
So many of our appointments ended up falling through this last week! Just the ability to have at least one appointment during the day made me so overwhelmed with joy! Most of the week consisted of us wandering around the streets looking for something to do. We finally got to the point where we were totally clueless on what to do. At this point of discouragement, God led us to a family at the end of the day who received us. Due to our persistence on Tuesday, we also found a family who has had a lot of association with the Mormon Church, but they aren’t members because their Mormon friends have just never bothered to talk to them about the Restored Gospel.
On Wednesday we ended up running into an old investigator of Elder Espina and me, who told us, after months of not coming to visit her, that she finally took interest in reading the Book of Mormon we gave her, and now has the desire to learn more.
On Thursday we had our Ward Mission Leader accompany us (which was a miracle in and of itself) to visit Juan Menchu (an investigator whom we have been preparing for a May 28th baptism date). It was the only appointment we had that didn’t fall through.
On Friday we made a decision to visit a family who identified themselves as “evangelicals.” Despite the fact that we weren’t positive 100% that the family would be there when we arrived, we decided to go nonetheless. Their home was far out of our way, but it turned out Spirit directed us to go so that we could run into a part-member family that hasn’t gone to church since their baptism, but now want to start going again.
On Saturday, after a disappointing day, we found Iris. At first she rejected us. Now this woman apparently told the elders from Cantel that she had given us a ride and that she knew us because we supposedly used to visit her; but my companion and I had no idea who she was. Iris didn’t disappointment us this week when we randomly showed up at her door. At the end of our meeting, she accepted a baptismal date… and this after blatantly telling us at the being of the meeting that she was not open to changing her religion.
This week we were unable to visit one of our other investigators, Anaytee, due to her work schedule. But on Sunday she decided to show up to church after losing her job.
I just wish that I could see you guys while still being a missionary. I can’t wait to be with you again, but at the same time, I also don’t want the mission to end.