Even though everyone.....EVERYONE is bugging me about finishing my mission I'm making the most out of the month I have left. I love the mission and being a missionary and I don't want it to end ever! I love the gospel and I love seeing the miracles of god everyday.
We received a reference from Leonida's named Papo. We taught him and his family and friend named Lolo. They are all super awesome and we can tell that they want to make positive changes.
We found a lady named Tonilla and she loves to learn as well. She told us that her dad is scary and hates missionaries so that if he ever comes home when we are teaching her to be prepared. Haha The other day he came home when we were talking to her and he just walked in and ignored us and didn't say anything. She whispered....¨Come back next week!¨ haha little blessing.
Wednesday as we were walking down the road a man yelled hello. We went over and he asked for a Book of Mormon. It turns out that he is a inactive member from Santo Domingo who was once on the high council. He got divorced and got together with someone else and now is living a whole different life. He said that it is his time to come back and that he is sick of feeling so guilty and sad from his choices. We came back and talked to his girlfriend and she told us that she wants to help him to change and wants him to go back to church and is willing to go with him and support him! She is awesome and I want to help them both!
That night when we got home cockroaches had invaded our house! They aren't my friends so I kicked them out...with a broom...it was a good game of shuffle board! ha!
Thursday we woke up early to go to Santiago for zone conference. We met with a lot of zones and had the chance to hear from Elder Fortuna, a member of the 70! He was super funny and I learned a lot about faith and repentance. I learned that in order to do God's work, and find people who are prepared to hear the gospel, we have to be prepared ourselves. We are here inviting people to come to Christ but if we aren't with Christ or doing His will then we can't invite them to COME to Christ we are just inviting them to GO to Christ and that's not the same.
We also had a really great lesson with a member and her inactive husband. We talked about Lehi's dream of the iron rod, or the word of God. 1 Nephi 15:23-25 The story teaches that if we hold tight to the words of God we won't go astray.
Saturday we were both so tired and hot so we decided to play a contacting game. "Who can find the best contact with the most potential." My comp found a guy wearing a sombrero and selling ice-cream who gave us free ice-cream. The Lord really blesses us when we are diligent and do his work in the hot and rain. We also taught Yessica about the 10 commandments. She makes me so happy. Her desire to learn and understand is so great and I love seeing her progress.
I'm stressing about leaving this area better than I received it. I want to receive emails every week with baptism photos after I leave. I love the people here and I know that if I prepare myself that the Lord will let me be his hands! I love this gospel and I love being a missionary.
I love you all and hope you all have a great week!