Mom and Dad, thank you so much for the letters and as always the great
love an support :)
Spencer, I hope you're feeling better!!!
We had another great week here in Bolivia. We have two families that we are working with and trying to talk to the dads. Both couples are not married so we are trying to work with that. They can't have baptism dates until they have marriage dates so that's been going a little slow with them.
We also contacted a guy the other day who enjoys our visits because he loves to talk about the bible. It's kinda funny when we have lessons though because he likes to teach a lot to us and pretty much everything he says we believe. So after his whole schpiel(however you spell that haha) I kinda just asked him what his objective was because we had been agreeing with everything he'd been saying (because he tends to think we don't read the bible) He then just thought a minute and didn't know what to say haha but we have had a couple interesting visits with him and we have been searching for the guide of the spirit to help us with that. Last night we could definitely feel the spirit working in us as we were helping him understand the things we were explaining yesterday. He ended up being stumped a bit as he was trying to defend himself which made him think a lot. After our first visit he said that he prayed about the truth but he said that he asked a question that wasn't very specific. So we explained to him how he needs to have a specific question about what he is asking so he could receive an effective answer and act on that answer. So we extended the invitation and he accepted again. We are praying a lot so that he can be able to receive his answer.
Friday, we had interviews with the President which went very well. President Dyer and his wife go home in June which we're all pretty sad about but we're also anxious to see how our new president is.
Friday night, we had an acitivity with all the sisters in Cochabamba! We met at the temple to take a pictures with pres and his wife and then we all walked up to the mission home for dinner. We had a great dinner and then a nice little spiritual program afterward. After all that, President told us that we could just have fun the next little while and take as many pictures as we wanted with all the hats he has from different parts of Bolivia haha so that was actually super fun
and I got some great pictures to prove it ;)
Saturday, Jhissel was baptised!! The adversary was definitely working super hard that night almost making it impossible to have a baptism. But with lots of faith and a calm attitude, we all pulled it off and the members helped make it a nice spiritual experience. We were pretty bummed because Isabel, Jhissel's mom said that she got stuck in work
and wasn't able to come so that really was sad but she ended up showing up afterward and got to enjoy the company there.
This week I was reading In Genesis 22 when Abraham is commanded by God to sactifice his son, Isaac. In verses 10-12 there is a great lesson that we can all learn and apply in our lives. The angels come to Abraham and tells him to stop and that he didn't need to sacrifice his son anymore. Have you ever thought what would have happened if the
angel wasn't in the right place and the right time doing what he was assigned to do?
As children of God, he works through us. He answers prayers through us and he needs our constant help to build his kingdom. We need to pray daily for his guide so that we can be able to be in the right place at the right time to be able to complete with the tasks he needs us to do. As members and missionaries, who knows, we could actually save
lives if we are being lead by the spirit and we obey his promptings. The Lord is directing his work and we are is tools. So we need to be strong and faithful. Just like building a house or a boat, the work won't go very efficiently if the tools are strong and durable.
I love you all and I hope you all have an amazing week this week!!
Take care everyone!