Monday, May 16, 2016

From Juchitan to Huatulco pt. 2 - April 20, 2016

Hey Everyone! I am sorry that I havent been able to write up until now. We had a leadership conference in Juchitan this past week and it was such a great experience to be a part of that. It has been a while since I have wrote and it is hard to remember all that has happened in the last week and a half. But none the less it was another awesome week. Something that we have been stressing a ton in our lessons this past week is how we could have Charity in our lessons and for our investegators. We have had a hard time helping them to progress and make the necessary steps towards baptism in the past few weeks. I was a little frustrated with it and was saying to my companion that it was time for us to find new people to teach. He told me that to have Charity is to have a hope and a faith with a patience for each person that we meet and that it was something that we needed to find and apply in our lessons. We began to put that into practice with an investegator named Mirium this past week. She has been listening to the missionaries for a almost a year now and hasnt made a ton of progress. We got there and just listened to her and we were able to apply many principles to her concerns that she had. When Sunday came she came to church for the first time in 2 months. It was so awesome to see her there and for her to be able to experience Charity through the Holy Ghost. The other experience that we had was with an investegator named Omar. He has been listening for 4 months and had never gone to church before. We applied the same principle with him and he came for the first time ever by himself! It reminds me of this past conference where someone said "Charity really never fails" It is so true and we were able to see that promise really come true. The other great thing that happened this week was that we had District Conference. Me and another Elder Maldonado had an assignment to arrange 10 hymns for this conference. We worked hard on that for a month practicing with all the members. In the conference each leader that was there said that they had never felt a spirit like that before from a choir and that it was the greatest testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel that there was in the conference. Afterwards Sister Madsen came up to me and asked where we got the music and that it sounded like the arrangments from the Tabernacle Choir. We used a lot of their stuff but we figured it out ourselves, playing it and singing it from memory and by ear. I know that it all came from the power of Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for the opporunities that we have to share the gospel in many ways! Not just through our words! I know that this work is true! Elder Peterson
The conference
The bus ride

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