Thursday, June 16, 2016
Relief in the Rain - June 6, 2016
Hello Everyone, Well as you could see in the title it has been raining hard this week and it has been such a relief for us to be able to have some calmer weather. We have been wet but it is better than burning up in the heat everyday. Anyways this week was awesome for our work. When we were in our leadership conference last week President Madsen put in place some goals for us that we needed to complete. He said that they came from the Seventy that was over Southern Mexico. Anyways it was a huge stretch for us to be able to complete them. This week me and my companion decided that we needed to be extra obedient. The extra was that we needed to be 5 minutes early in everything that we did and to do more in the time that we had. With the extra obedience that we were able to do we were able to see the extra blessings as well as we exceeded the goals that President Madsen told us we needed to do. The only way that we could do it was to rely on the Lord through what we were doing. We gave it our all and he did the rest to be able to elevate us to what we needed to be as missionaries. Yesterday in church we had the most spiritual meetings that I have felt while I have been here in Oaxaca. Yesterday was testimony meeting and the first 5 people to get up and bear their testimony bore witness that they were there because of the way that the missionaries had helped them and testified to them, helping them to find their testimony as well. The branch had been going through a really hard time, with only about 50 members attending each Sunday. The branch president started getting discouraged and in the branch council told us that he was putting the load on us to get everyone to church now. We went out and visited a ton and yesterday there was 100 in sacrament meeting. Everyone said that it was a different feeling that was there yesterday. We even heard that our investegator Omar, who is going to be baptized this week, stood up and bore his testimony in Sunday School to all of the youth. The Lord has blessed us so much and those around us even more. I am so blessed to be able to be an insturment to help others recieve those blessings that can come through the gospel. The mission is the greatest experience to see that and I love being a representative of Jesus Christ. I know that he lives and that this is his work that I am a part of.