We helped Alicia get names ready to take to the temple this week! She's going to do the baptisms for her sister and her grandma. We all felt the spirit so strongly looking for those names, entering the information, and especially when we reserved them for Alicia to do the work. She was in tears as she explained the feelings of peace and joy she has. It was pretty intense and super spiritual. We're so excited to go to the temple with her this week! I'm feeling the Spirit of Elias and I want to start working in my family history! Pa, can you send me all the datos you have from mom's side of the family? Good-bye P-day naps.
We found a great new investigators named Carlos this week! We were looking for the address of a less-active member (in the shady part of town that we never work in), but couldn't find it, so we asked a guy working on his car. We got to chatting and when I asked him if he believed in God he was like "Of course, but I need more knowledge. I don't really know how to follow Him more or what He wants me to do. How do I follow Him? Do you guys know what He wants me to do?" psh, oh buddy, do we know! We talked to him a little about the plan of salvation and he is super excited for us to go back! We put a cita (I don't know what that is in English...appointment?) and we're going back this week! Prayers, por favor :) Also, in case you're wondering, we never did find the address of the less-active guy.
The day we found Carlos, I contacted a lady in the street with a pass-along card with a picture of Jesus on the front. I gave it to her and she just started laughing and is all "That's not Jesus, that's Peter!" I tried to kindly explain to her that it was, indeed, a picture of Jesus Christ, but she just kept craking up. By the end of our interaction, she was wiping tears from her eyes from laughing so hard. Silly us, handing out pictures of Peter, thinking it's Jesus the whole time. When we left, she was still laughing like maybe we're the crazy ones haha it was journal-worthy.
This week I was studying Alma 23--the chapter where the lamanites put away their weapons of rebellion. This chapter is amazing, so go study it because I don't have time to write down all the amazing things I learned! STUDY IT!
The streets of Macul are sacred to me because they are where I have come to the knowledge of Christ as my Redeemer. His Atonement is everything. The conversion comes when we use His Atonement in our lives. The Church is true.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
P.S. Letters in the mail for the following individuals: Ella, Sam, Liv, Abe, and Jac. BESOS.