Favorite Scripture

Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Monday, March 4, 2013

Everything Happens for a Reason!

Good afternoon meatbags,

This is going to be super short since I have 0 time left. This week was pretty good. Me and my new companion get along just fine and we had lots of good success this week. We found 2 new families and 11 new investigators. Pretty awesome. Also, I don't know if you remember, but Eulaulia has a son in law named Jasmani or Kleber. He was flipping crazy. He threatened to kill Eulaulia, held a knife up to his wife and a bunch of other stuff. He got sent to jail and then got out 1 week later. This week me and my companion were at their house teaching them (his wife Sarita wants to get baptized) and then Kleber started getting all emotional because Eulaulia started talking abou how he smokes and drinks too much. He's just gotten sick of hearing that from here and was to the point of tears (he's 22 by the way). He left the room and we finished the lesson. Afterwards my companion walked up to him and bent down to eye level (Kleber was sitting on a bed). More or less my companion, Elder Lopez said some inspiring words of we're here to help you or something like that, I didn't hear. We then set up an appointment for another day. 2 days later Eulaulia came by to wash our clothes again and she asked us why we didn't go over to Sarita's house. She said that Kleber wanted to give us dinner and that they had everything there waiting for us last night. She also said that the words of Elder Lopez were so sincere and that now he wanted to changed and walk in the path of God. Also, one of his friends went by his house and said,"Hey Kleber lets go drinking!". Kleber would have normally said yes, but he said that he was reading the scriptures and changing his life now. Tldr(too long, didn't read), he's doing a lot better right now =). Me and Elder LeBaron had given up on that wacko, but I guess all he needed was a little lovin'. 

The last cool experience of the week. So this saturday we had a bunch of fallen visits. First Fam Rodriguez and then Fam Zambrano. Right after Fam Zambrano's house we were going to go over to Oscar's and Karina's house (by the way they changed houses). We were over at Fam Zambrano's house and had just found out that they weren't there. Then, randomly, Nora's sister walked up to us and said that Beatrice (Cristobal's mom) needed to talk to us, that there was an emergency, so we went over to see what happened. She told us that where Karina and Oscar live there are a bunch of drug addicts and they said the next time we go over there they're going to assault us. They wanted to because we carry backpacks and they think we have money, lol. Not. So she told us not to go over there to we wouldn't get robbed. At that moment I realized that if those 2 visits hadn't fallen though we wouldn't have been there in that spot in that moment to find Nora's sister walking by. It added to my testimony that the Lord protects his missionaries, but we have to do our part by being worthy as well. Also that even though we don't know why things happen, fallen visits for example, that everything happens for a reason even though we might not be able to recognize it until later. 

Also this week I had a dream that half-way through my mission I got called to Germany. So if I get changed to Germany know that I prophesied it!

Funny thing of the week: no time to think or write it. Sorry. Haha =)

Sounds like things back home are going good. And mom, I'm not training =) 

Uh.....yeah. I can't think of anything else. 


Elder Black

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