HAP BIR SPE!!! I hop you hav an ama bir tod! May you day be ful of lau and gig! you are one of my fav bro!!! ;)
So this past week in Sucre went by pretty well. We have found a few great new investigators that we are hoping to have some good success with. As we were talking to one of our investigator at her tienda (little store-it's just weird saying store because they are just little shacks that have the normal necesities) a blind man came by and stopped to talk to us. We actually met him once at another tienda one night. But he actually remembered us and we got to talking to him a little bit. We ended up inviting him to church and he was just like "Ok!" haha So we got his address and went yesteraday morning to pick him up. We called him before to make sure he could come to church still and he was just like Yep! and so we went on over and grabbed a taxi and were off to church with him!
On Saturday, we visited Eucebia and Giovana and had a good lesson about the Plan of Salvation with them. We also explained a little more of the importance of attending church. They said that they were going to come to church even though they had plans to go do other things in the morning. We accepted that answer and were just praying that they would show up Sunday. They have told us that a couple times already that they were going to come but didn't so it was a little hard to believe them this time too.... BUT we know that the Lord often works miracles when we just put things into his hands and not worry too much about things. Sunday morning they both walked in with little Deysi right before the meeting started! My companion almost screemed with excitement when she saw them enter! haha it was pretty funny. But also one of their neighbors, Juan and his friend were able to come later on in the meeting! Also.. a few of the less actives we have been visiting came together!! Wow, my comp and I were just soo thankful and happy yesterday for the amazing miracles that happened. It makes this work here a lot easier and seem a lot more worth it when we can actually see some of the fruits.
I would say that's about the hardest part of the mission, when you don't quite receive the "thank yous" or results that you want to receive for your sacrifice and work. But every once and a while, miracles happen and changes are made. I know that the hand of the Lord is present every day here in the mission field. I know that we are not here walking around searching these people for nothing. There are people who NEED this gospel right now in their lives and most of them just don't know where to find it until someone actually comes into their lives and shares it with them. I know that each and every one of you who have a testimony of this loving gospel of Jesus Christ have been able to see the precious blessings that it brings in one's life. The most important thing we can do with these testimonies and experiences is SHARE THEM. A testimony is for sharing, not hiding. :) It's a good thing we learn as primary kids to share! "When we're sharing, we're happy.." haha I'm pretty sure how that goes. But that song really is true and I can testify of that. I know that every time I share my testimony and people hear it, I am happier and I feel like I've completed with one of my duties as a representative of the Lord. :)
I love you all sooo very much and I am praying for you all daily. I pray that each and every one of you are sharing your testimonies with everyone you can! The Lord puts certain people in your paths for a reason!