Tuesday, May 17, 2016

He Answers Our Prayers

¡Hola, hola!

I hope everyone's week was lovely.

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
Bloqueador- sunscreen. As in, "Elder, go buy some sunscreen or you're going to die." Maybe my zone leader is a bit dramatic, but it was funny.
Paraguas- umbrella. As in, "If I bring my umbrella, it won't rain. If I leave my umbrella it will rain." I think that's called Murphy's Law.
Sabiduría- wisdom. As in, "And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness."

So two weeks ago, a few members from Colonia Juarez came with us to a few lessons, then one of them wanted ice cream so she took us to the ice cream shop to buy us water. While we were there she started telling the owner all about what missionaries do, and she set an appointment for us to visit him. So she came with us this past week to teach him a bit about the Book of Mormon. At first he wasn't super interested, but when we explained that the Book of Mormon helps us know why we're here on Earth and what we need to do here, he got a little more interested. We're going to go back to see him this week.

We also had a cool lesson with an investigator who we've been teaching for a while and she's never gone to church. We taught her about baptism and she understood that it is esencial. So my companion invited her to be baptized (first baptismal invitation. Woohoo!). She said that not right now, but someday. When we asked what keeps her from getting baptized if she knows that it's important, she told us that her family wouldn't support her in the decision, which is why she hasn't told them that she's listening to us. We invited her to pray about her decision to be baptized and ask her Heavenly Father for help to explain to her family and ask for their support. She was quiet for a minute (she's never quiet), then she started crying and told us a lot more about her struggles. It was so cool to see my companion listen then testify of the power of the atonement and eternal families. 

The best thing was that she finally came to church yesterday!

One last story.
We went to look for an investigator one day and found her daughter there house-sitting because her mom was out of town. She told us that her mom went to visit her grandpa because he had a problem in a surgery. She was busy with visitors, but asked us to come back later to say a prayer with her.
When we went back, we told her that instead of just saying a prayer, we wanted to teach her how. So we explained that prayer is a direct communication between us and our Heavenly Father. We taught her how and invited her to say the closing prayer. She said a sweet and sincere prayer and said, "So are you going to come again tomorrow?" Then she realized that she might be going out of town too, so we put an appointment to see her and her mom this week.

Our Heavenly Father loves us and hears our prayers.
Have faith and stay strong.

Have an awesome week!

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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