Monday, June 19, 2017
These past two weeks have flown by and we have kept pretty busy. I will try and remember as much as I can to share with you.
Hermano Efren and his family are doing well. They have been been faced with a few trials lately, but that has given us the opportunity to help them to choose to have faith and press forward. His daughter, who was baptized a few months ago, has such a strong testimony of the Savior and she always amazes us. She shared with us an experience she had the past week with prayer. It is so awesome to see how people learn to have faith and rely on the Lord when they need help and strength. In a world where there is so many things one can look to for help it is awesome to see people looking to the right place for that help and receiving it. Hearing her testimony helped me to strengthen my testimony that God really does hear and answer our prayers.
About a month ago we knocked on a door and we got to meet a nice family. The mom let us in, and we got to teach them a few times in the following weeks. This past week, as we talked with the mom about a few things she had heard about the church from other people that brought her doubts, the mom told us that she is actually a member of the church. She had been baptized in Trujillo when she was a young lady. We were pretty surprised and we realized that the Lord doesn't forget his children and doesn't give up on them no matter where they are in their lives. We are excited to help her find the answers to her questions.
This past Friday we got to go to the temple. It was sooo awesome. President and Sister Ríos came with us. It was nice a big blessing getting to go to the temple. I feel strengthened and ready to press forward.
I know that the Lord loves and knows us. I know that the gospel can help us to get to where we want to be.
Here is a picture from the temple. This past week.