So this is my investigator we´ve been teaching forever, and I almost had lost my faith with him, because he would never commit to a date. He´s basically a member (seriously, everyone in the ward is surprised when they find out he´s not), he is always at church, but he would just not commit. We were literally running dry of things we could teach him! But he walks into our lesson last week and the first thing he says ¨Vale, ¿puedo tener mi bautismal el próximo viernes?" Oh my goodness I could´ve died from shock! But anyway I´m super super happy for him, and happy that I get a chance to be a part of this special day. and I´m so happy that God always finds a way to prove me wrong!
Another cool thing. We got a reference from the stake president, for this lady who is from Ecuador. So we call her right away and schedule a lesson with her the next day. Turns out she just came back here from staying with her family in Ecuador and they are members! She stayed with them for 2 months and went to church with them every Sunday. She loved it! They gave her a Book of Mormon with their testimonies written in it. And her lesson was so good. She already has a testimony of the church and everything we do, and I´ve never taught anyone who has had the light of Christ that strong in their eyes. She has a baptismal date for April 11 so keep her in your prayers as well :) But this experience was really a testimony to me of how powerful our impact as members in the church can be to our non-member friends and family if we extend the invitation. I´m amazed at how much the members here like to share the gospel. They know with out a doubt that it´s true, it blesses their lives, and it brings them happiness, and because of this they want to share it! I had nothing to do with the conversion of the lady. Yes, we´re helping her understand more about the church, our beliefs, and our commitments, but she was prepared to meet us by people she loves and trusts.
So those were a couple of the big miracles I saw this this week, but there were so many more. I think we taught more lessons this week than any other week thus far in my mission. So it was good :) We are exhausted but exhausted with lots of blessings from the lord!
And one thought I want to share that our Stake President taught in ward conference yesterday:
Being a Mormon is easy, coming to church is easy. We are asked to do little and rewarded with a lot. BUT what is hard is being Christian. Striving to become like Christ everyday in all our thoughts and actions. Christ is perfect and the perfect example and it´s important that we truly try to follow his perfect example and apply his teachings and his atonement in every aspect of our lives.