Another amazing week and more and more miracles. It is crazy to see the Lords hand in literally every aspect of life. I love being a missionary. It is so hard. But it is beautiful and epic!
I love Hermana Judd. I really cannot imagine doing the work with anyone else. We have been trying to be healthier and really we have way too much fun being missionaries! She is the epitome of hard work. She is so dedicated to Zion’s cause and she inspires me to be better in every aspect. She tries her hardest to be exactly obedient in all things, and is quick to repent, even when she has done nothing wrong. She is an example of a consecrated missionary. I love her so much. She teaches with so much love.
This week we found so many new people. I really do love the people here. They are so simple and so humble, and often so hilarious! We met with a Brother Juan Cien Fuegos this week for the first time…. I love this man. He lives alone, is 70+ years old and extremely autistic. He was our last lesson for the day and it was way too much fun! He had so many stories and so many things to share. He has a really lonely life and was so excited to visit with us. Well, we finished the lesson and we were getting ready to go back to our house… only he insisted walking us home to make sure that we were safe. It gets dark around six here and we are always really cautious and obedient, but people often freak out that we walk home in the dark…. So, Juan walked us almost all the way back home. It was so sweet and so kind.
This week Hermana Judd and I have been working hard with this miracle family that we found. We had left them 3 Nephi to read and we invited them to pray about the Book of Mormon and to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet. Well, when we followed up their responses were nothing short of miraculous! The Brother looked at us and said “I prayed, I know that it is all true.” The mothers answer was the same. And then, we turned to their daughter. She told us that a couple nights before she had a dream. She was looking out her front door and there were people walking past in white tunics with white horses. As they passes she saw that they all, horses and people, had wings. They walked off a short way and “ascended” heavenward. She and her Mom said that they knew God sent us to their family and that they knew our message was true. We set a date with their daughter for this upcoming Saturday. I love this family so much! It was amazing!
Another thing I loved this week was our Principios del Evangelio class this week. We were talking about the priesthood and we had five investigators, all who had severe doubts about priesthood authority. It was awesome, the teacher explained it really well and calmed any doubts or fears. But the best part was when the teacher asked one of the Elders to share his lineage. The spirit was so strong. How amazing that priesthood authority can be traced literally to the Savior. I know that the priesthood was restored through Joseph Smith, that this is the true church. We are so blessed to have the Priesthood in our lives. I am so grateful to have worthy priesthood holders in my home. To all my brethren out there, HONOR YOUR PRIESTHOOD!
I love you all so much. This is the Lords work. Always make sure to do your part, that you serve others and forget yourself. I am trying harder to forget myself and go to work and it is crazy to see the Lords hand.
I love you all! Hurrah for Israel!
P.S. It rained a lot this week… hence, lots of puddles. I totally took an epic fall… but I caught myself in midair… IT WAS CRAZY! I was so dirty, so very dirty. But I didn’t hit the ground!