Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Good news, bad news

Welllll hello there... this week was absolutely amazing in many ways. We had some super cool lessons, one of which I will talk about a little later, also our president came to visit for a zone conference where something really bad and sad happened... (suspense...duh duh DUH) we also are looking at some very very possible baptisms for the next couple weeks and it's all just good and dandy here in San Juan.

To start off this week we had a zone conference with our amazing president, Presidente Greer. He talked with us as a zone about talking less and letting the spirit talk more. Instead of reading a scripture or passage and then immediately sharing a question or thought to give some time and wait for them to start talking. It really was something so simple but that we have seen a lot more success in our lessons. Also we encouraged us to use more of Moroni 10:3-5, Moroni´s promise, with our investigators and even the less active members.

The sad thing that happened is that we received our cards and packages from home this week.. all of them were sitting inside of a suitcase from Xalapa. But while we were inside the chapel having the conference someone snuck in and stole our stuff..... and later we found all our cards and packages destroyed and ruined... I found a card with my name but I have no idea who sent it and well I sadly wasn't able to read it.

We have this amazing investigator. We're just about done with the lessons and she has her baptismal date in a couple weeks. We were talking about the Word of Wisdom and sharing the wonderful blessings we can receive if we live this commandment in D&C 89. And instead of blurting out a question we just stayed quiet and still... we waited.. and waited.. and waited some more.. and then she started to talk and told us that she would love to have every single one of these blessings.

But that wasn't all!!! We had another amazing lesson with a new investigator. He lives in the middle of nowhere.. he owns lots and lots of cornfields and well doesn't have much free time. We went to visit him with the intentions of teaching the restoration and leaving a Book of Mormon to read. When we showed up he was busy, but dropped everything to chat for a little while with us jovenes. We were out in the middle of the cornfield when we started to teach the story of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. The spirit was so strong that in the middle of the lesson he told us out of nowhere that he felt a slight burning in his chest. Nothing that hurt him but felt really good. It was super cool to be part of that lesson and help him feel the holy ghost. he later accepted our Book of Mormon and on Sunday told us he's already to Mosiah.


Elder Babcock

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