Jensen. So a little bit about Vigo. There are lots of hills and lots
of rain. It's beautiful. The people are beautiful. They are all from
Spain just about, so it's weird not seeing so many South Americans.
The branch members just make you feel like family. They are amazing.
So this week has kind of been crazy, because we had the mission tour
with Elder Moreda in a Coruña. And it was awesome! He explained so
many things that I just needed to hear. He described his calling as a
member of the 70. He said that the apostles are special witnesses in
the name of Jesus Christ. The seventies are special witnesses of Jesus,
and we ,as missionaries, are an extension of this calling. He confirmed that we
really are Christ representatives in all times and in all places.
So one day we were meeting with a spaniard we started teaching named
Antonio. Literally I called 40 women to help us and no one could
because it was raining so heavily and we couldn't meet outside because
of this same reason. So we barely got a hold of the elders and they
ran to the church for us and taught our lesson. And even though I was
so frustrated at the situation, it was exactly what need to happen.
The elders put him on date and said exactly what he needed to hear,
and they are 2 younger missionaries, so it also really boosted their
confidence as well. When they called us that night to tell us what
happened I really felt the spirit confirm to me that God had is plan
and that his way is always better than mine, and he did exactly what
needed to happen.
Lastly. I wanted to share about the power in Christ's atonement. We
are meeting with a recent convert from our companionship that never
stopped smoking. We decided as soon as he shared this information with
us that we were going to take action now. We knelt down and prayed
right then and there asking God to strengthen him, and we set a plan
and goals and invited him to repent and stop smoking in that moment. I
asked him to give me all his cigarettes, after a little persuasion
from the spirit he did. He has been smoking since he was 8 years
old, but he hasn't touched a cigarette since Tuesday.
Well I love you all and have a good week!