So Sofia and Nohelia were all ready to be baptized this Saturday, but now they`ve anounced a Conference this weekend… A conference for ALL OF CENTRAL AMERICA. WAHOO!!! Big news I bet… maybe a temple in Nicaragua? That would be so cool. But who knows. At the same time I don`t feel that there are enough people who are ready to make those bigger convenants. Or maybe there are. So glad that I don`t have to decide, and it`s all up to the lord who actually knows the hearts and minds of the people. But whatever it is, I`m sure it will be amazing!
So, in this past week I completed one year in the mission! Wow, has time just flown by! It definitely doesn’t feel that long.
Wow, the missionaries are made happy pretty darn quick I tell you! We had found an investigator in this last week, but we really didn’t put very much attention to her. (can you tell I’m translating from Spanish?) Anyways, we didn’t have time Sunday in the morning to pass by her house to bring her to church, because we spent a lot of time with another investigator a little more positive.. AND SHE JUST SHOWED UP! Like… by herself! We haven’t even taught her anything! Only invited her to church, invited her to ask God if she needs to be baptised, and boom! Came to church all by herself. Sofia (the investigator) had a thousand questions (understandably) like, what is the Book of Mormon, why are we talking about other prophets, and just the little stuff like that. But she wants to know more! Usually the people are great to let us in and to hear our message, but this is almost worst because it’s hard to pick out those who are just going to listen, and those who are REALLY going to act on the message that we bring. Now we know that she actually wants to know! Wonderful.
I love this talk! I sent it to a few good friends of mine a couple of weeks ago. Strange thing la gente. Yesterday a woman was saying how she hated the church because *in whispered voice* Jose Smith died in a jail…. well yeah. But she made it seem like a crime… Well, it was a false crime. Jesus as well died as a criminal. Even though he hadn’t done anything either. He was cursed, and called the prince of the demons… still doesn’t make it the truth. But she refused to even listen to us, because somebody had shown her a news article of the death of Joseph Smith. Which I doubt is true, because it was in Spanish… why would they have the newspaper in Spanish? But the plain and precious truth is, WE DON’T BELIEVE IN JOSEPH SMITH! What an awesome man, what a wonderful prophet, but the RESTORED GOSPEL reaches much above and beyond him. And we cannot deny these truths.
So… where to start… this week has been. A growing experience! Not gonna say I’m not glad that it’s overOne thing I really loved about this week though, was that we went to the “New Missionary Training Meeting” for the Hermana Chacon. And President gave a talk (the same talk he gives every new training meeting) about the bumble bee. But, it just struck me again. Literally the Bumble bee “can’t fly.” It’s wings, body shape, legs, everything points to the fact that IT CAN’T FLY. But, it does. It does fly, even though it shouldn’t be able to. Leaving all of us amazed. And that is how it is. Sometimes, we think we can’t. We shouldn’t be able to. Everybody tells us that we can’t… but we just do. Because with the Lord, nothing is impossible. The Bumble bee has work to do. It’s not gonna stop just because we can’t explain it.