Monday, October 6, 2014

Spanish zone!!!! wooot! (cue mariachis) (8/18/14)

Hello! So I have super crazy stories for this week! Well....i think they're super crazy. The first are transfers! so 3 weeks ago or so we had Zone leader interviews and president asked what he could do to increase the spanish work. I recommended that a strictly spanish zone of missionaries would be beneficial since the work differs from english. That way trainings, exchanges and focuses could be fully based on spanish work. Guess what is happening this transfer!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!
Spanish zone!!!! wooot! (cue mariachis)
ohtay, maybe not that far....but e. cavazotti and I are the new Zone leaders for the first ever spanish zone in the mission. Ahhh!!! We are so excited to be able to be a part of it and work with the other areas in bringing an increase in the hispanic work.

2nd. We met sister Elvia  the 3rd of august. Born in Guatemala but now lives in Belize. She came for a month because her daughter Flor was getting married to Jaime. When we first met her she didn't even want to talk to us at church. We were fasting that day for a golden investigator and decided to go knock some doors. Guess who we knocked into? Elvia! So we sat down and taught the restoration on the spot. Both Jaime and Flor bore their testimony to Elvia and thanked Heavenly Father for answering their fasting prayer. That's right....they were fasting for missionaries to enter into Elvia's life. She agreed for us to return on tuesday the 5th for a lesson. Went back and taught the plan of salvation and she just fell in love. We couldnt meet the rest of the week due to wedding preparations but she was at church on sunday. She asked if we could come back on monday to teach her and we did. We taught every day and she accepted baptism on Wednesday the 13th after receiving a priesthood blessing. It all sounds great right?? well we ended up teaching the word of wisdom on thursday and she committed to stop drinking coffee. We went to walmart and bought her PERO (coffee substitute) and she was stoked about it! We had her interview that morning nad we had to consult with president since the baptism was so close but president denied our request. :( I know it's for the best though. We were excited because she was just so prepared. She will get baptized in belize and we have permission to keep in contact through skype :D

Next is Angelo! He continues to blow my mind. He visited a part member family and bore his testimony to them :D and he's not even a member yet! his baptism is this sunday! We are so excited! 

The theme for my life this week was gratitude. As we indulge in the scriptures we come to know more and more about Heavenly Father. As we come to know Him better we are able to recognize him more and more in our lives. As we recognize Him more in our lives we will be filled with his love and we should aspire to thank Him for more and more that we have. Alma 37:37 holds a wonderful counsel and promise.

"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."

I love this gospel with all my being. I'm grateful for my Savior and my Heavenly Father that gives me so much. I testify that this is the truth and light we must acquire in this world. It is a path that leads us into the Kingdom of our Father in Heaven. Let us grow and fill our lives with our beloved Brother's teachings and acknowledge him in all that we do and have.

Les amo mucho! :D