Summary from September 5th, 2016:
This was another great week in Viru full of ups and downs. Last Monday we had a really fun family home evening with a bunch of members. It was a really good time. We talked about doing missionary work, and when we finished we played hot potato. The members here are so awesome. They are so generous and willing to help us.
This week the family that we have been working with a ton has had even more trials. One morning this week I called the dad, hermano Carlos, and he told me that he was going to work and that his wife had something to tell us. I was really worried after hearing that. It turned out that their son got sick again and when they were in the hospital they talked and made the decision that they want to get married, but that they don't want to get baptized yet. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. They did express to us their frustration in one visit that we had with them this week as well. They told us that they feel a little bit abandoned. We listened to them then decided to say a prayer in their house with them. As we prayed the thought came to my mind to watch a Mormon message that we have by Elder Holland that talks about a young couple that goes through a few trails with their car. We watched the video with them and the spirit really filled their home. I have really been thinking about them a lot lately and how I can help them to persevere. The thought came to my mind that they aren't alone. The Lord has placed us in their lives to help them and guide them at this time. I also read the talk from conference by Elder Uchtdorf called ¨He Will Place You On His Shoulders and Carry You Home¨ this life really is a test, but if we are willing to trust in Christ and follow him he will lead us to higher ground.
It is tough to see the people go through trials, but I know that this gospel helps us to overcome our trials. I have realized that we really need to put all of our trust in the Lord and everything will be ok.
This week we also got to teach a young investigator named Gustavo. He is twenty years old and his cousin just got back from her mission. We got to have a really good lesson with him and his dad about the restoration. They are really excited to keep learning.
Every week here in the mission is a little bit different that's for sure. I know this is the work of the Lord and that he guides us. I know that our Savior lives and loves us.