Thursday, July 16, 2015

June 15, 2015 - Singing in the Rain

hola familia y amigos!

This week went by very fast. I cant even remember what we did. 
Hna Espinoza and I are doing really well. We are awesome companions together. We still have a lot of weaknesses but we are a good team and we have a lot of fun together while we still work hard. 

It still rains almost everyday here. 

I guess more than anything we walked, knocked doors, talked to people, and taught lessons. Everyday we make plans but there is always something unexpected that happens. 

For example on friday we spent the first half of the day with zero success. It felt like every door we knocked or every person we visited said no. There was a lot of rejection and we felt a little discouraged. but then we knocked a door and a woman let us in and we taught her and we found a new person to teach. and then later on we visited a contact we did with a member from the ward and we taught him and the lesson was awesome and the spirit was really strong. So it started out as a terrible day but ended with 2 new people to teach and a lesson with member and it was the best. 

The Lord is really helping us out here with miracles like that. miracles that we don't even see coming. We feel really blessed in this sector. Its still hard, we still don't have tons of people to teach, but we`re in the part of the transfer where the Lord is testing to see how dedicated we really are. First some really hard rejection and then the blessings come. 

We had an awesome ward family home evening and lots of people showed up.  M. showed up with her whole family! She hasn't come to church in over a month, and then on sunday she came for all three hours of church. We were really excited!

We found and taught lots of menos activos this week. When hna espinoza arrived we only had two menos activos that we knew of in our sector, now we have 10. You knock 10 doors and 5 are menos activos that you didn't know existed haha. So we're having a lot of success with reactivating. 

We had 5 lessons with members this week! and maybe that doesnt sound like a lot but for this sector it is .I cant remember the last time we had 5 lessons with members. We're working hard to win the confidence and help of the members here. We've been visiting some families to teach them the restoration and then ask for references. It works really well and we already are seeing the results. 

On monday hna Espinoza went on a cleaning and reorganization spree and we moved our furniture around. while she was meddling she pulled out some cords and tried to plug a lamp in and she blew all the electricity for the outlets in the house,so we had no way to plug anything in. We were able to switch the breaker box and it all worked for a while but then the next day she tried plugging something in again and we lost it again.  We had to have someone come to see the damage and they could only fix two outlets. So we`re living with that right now. plus it turns out the internet router for all three cabañas on the same property is in our cabaña.... a cabaña full of missionaries.... so when she pulled cords out she disconnected the internet and the other people in the two cabañas freaked out. so now we have to always have the internet plugged into one  of our two outlets that work.....we feel like we are encouraging sins hahaha

I have come to realize that missionary work is the best. and that i really do love being a missionary. I love helping other people feel the love of their Heavenly Father. and I know that He is helping me every step of the way. Because it is impossible for me to do this work without Him. the prayer that I always carry in my heart is that through His help and His Spirit my words, my work, my studying, my prayers will be enough to help the people here. 

I know that God and His son Jesus Christ live. and I am so grateful I have the opportunity to serve them for a year and a half. 

have a great week! 

love, hermana williams

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