Monday, February 3, 2014

Miracles happen as a result of Faith!

My Comp is a STUUUUUD!!!!!! Hahahaha, Or at least we just work really well together. This week we found SO MANY good investigators! 2 brothers, Felipe (17) and Diego (20), that 1 is "Atheist" and the other is a very faithful, level headed guy who doesnt go to any church! We were in a spirit-packed lesson when my comp asked the "Atheist" brother, Felipe, to pray and ask God if: 1) He existed, and 2) If he could be forgiven for his sins that he has committed in his life up to this point. He knelt down and offered the best prayer I have ever heard an investigator offer and then afterwards when we asked how he felt, he went from saying that he never felt anything from praying, "that he thought he was just talking to air," to now he felt a physical change in his being -- like he felt loved and happy. AND THE BEST PART IS...... He likes to play Basketball!!!!! Which means I finally have someone to play with and he said hes going to invite his friends one night to play basketball at the church -- MORE YOUNG INVESTIGATORS!!!! AND NO MORE FÚTBOL!!! 
-- MIRACLE # 1

This led me to thinking of a talk from Elder Holland (The Ministry of Angels) that I had recently listened to that day, and a scripture that he used and I later read in my personal study of the Book of Mormon -- Moroni 7:36-38. Which says that if Miracles happen as a result of ones faith, and there will always continue to be miracles on the earth so long as we have the faith. That if miracles have stopped, it is only because our faith has stopped. So looks like Elder Miller and I have got the faith!

We have been working very, very hard to progress with one investigator over the past month and have just been hitting a brick wall every time. But this Saturday there was a Dance that the youth were putting on at the church that night to raise money for EFY -- With the theme "80s Night"! I dont know why, but my comp and I suddenly got the idea to invite her to the dance, and lo and behold SHE LOVES 80s MUSIC! Who woulda thought! So she went, we did a tour of the chapel, and she loved it! She couldnt come to church this Sunday but has committed to come every Sunday following and looks to be preparing to be baptized the 22nd of Feb!

In our hunt for more investigators that could progress, my comp and I decided to go through the Area Book and look for old investigators in the sector that we were going to contact that day. We came across one name, called the phone number, and she told us to come by the next day. We went and had an incredible lesson with her about the Restoration and she has committed also to start coming to church starting this next Sunday! The even more amazing part of this story is that she told us how the missionaries that she knew 3 years before had passed by 2 times, and each time was at a moment in her life where she needed help and peace in her life. This was the 3rd visit that she has had with missionaries and in the same way it was at a crucial time in her life. She told us how just 2 weeks before she had had a dream that the missionaries passed by her house with 2 bags of clothes and told her to choose out whatever fits. What could that mean??? BAPTISIMAL CLOTHES!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahaha, obviously we are taking it one step at a time, but she is another awesome investigator who we were blessed to find in this past week!

All is good in the Hood

Elder Mundell

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