Monday, April 17, 2017
This past week started off a little slow, but the week ended on a great note yesterday. It´s also starting to cool off a little bit here, so that has been awesome. The future here in our area looks bright.
The highlight of my week has been working with Hermana Eva and her dad, Hermano Efren. We got to visit them both this past week. We got to talk to Hermana Eva a little bit about the importance of the sacrament and the blessings we can receive from it. It´s kind of hard for the people to get to church on time because our meeting starts at eight in the morning, but little by little they are starting to get their earlier in order to take the sacrament. We got to talk to her dad a little bit about the restoration. After we explained it to him he told us that he was going to go to church this Sunday. We were pretty excited to hear that. The most exciting part of the week, however, was when we saw Hermano Efren, Hermana Eva and her kids at church early on Sunday morning. I really enjoy teaching Hermano Efren because he is very sincere and wants to help his daughter and do what is right. His grand kids are going to church as well, and I'm sure that seeing their grandpa there with them is pretty exciting.
We got to teach Hermana Fany again this past week and she is progressing very well. She also has a very sincere desire to learn and live the gospel. We got to teach her the word of wisdom this past week with her friend, and it was pretty funny because she had a few questions and her friend was very direct in telling her why she needed to keep this commandment. He explained how important it is to follow the prophets. It has been great to see how much she has learned in the past few weeks. She said that she feels like she is building her faith, so we were pretty happy to hear that.
After this past conference about the gift of charity. It´s definitely not easy to develop, but I know that as we strive to do it we will be happier and we will better be able to help those around us. I am grateful for the Savior and for this time of year when almost everyone remembers him. I know that he atoned for each and every one of us and that as we apply his teachings to our lives we can receive the blessings of it.
Here is a picture from a couple of weeks ago. I was with Elder Paredes and Elder Arratea in an exchange that we had.