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, September 30, 2013

This week....we didn't do much as far as teaching goes. We did however have a few good things happen this week =). First off, within a week and a half I will have a new house =). Last sunday 2 people that we didn't know sat down next to us in Sacrament Meeting and one of them started to talk with me. Turns out that they live in Chicago, but the lady was born here in San Roque. She's here visiting and she heard that we were looking for a new house and she said that she has one that she could rent us....sweet! So after church we went to look at the house. It's the house where she grew up and where her parents had lived. It looks like a grandma house but it's pretty nice for a missionary. We even have an oven and a clothes washer =). So that was pretty cool. I'll send pictures of the house when we get all of our stuff put in it (2 weeks from now).

More cool stuff. So we got what we call a "regalito", or a baptism that just fell into our hands. We were visiting a less active family that is just starting to come to church again, and we meet one of their sons who is 8 years old. The good part is that he'll be turning 9 on October 6, so he'll count as a baptism of the mission work. Him, his inactive brother and his parents all went to church last week =). 

Then the last cool thing that happened was this. So last week me and one of the Zone Leaders visited one of our investigators called Marco Díaz. He told us that he was starting classes and that he wouldn't be able to go to church on sunday because sunday was the only day that he could study the topic he wanted. We ended up teaching him the commandment of the Sabbath Day and promised him that if he really wanted to go to church and did everything he could, God would help him to be able to go to church. That was on a saturday and he didn't go to church the next day. However, this last sunday I walked into church and he was sitting there in the Sacrament Meeting! Afterwards I asked him what had happened and how he was able to go to church. He told me that on tuesday he was talking to his dad (he's catholic) and he told him that church is more important that the studies. He said that what his dad had told him really got to him. Then his wife said that she didn't want to go to church by herself for a year while he was studying. With those 2 things he decided on saturday to drop his studies to be able to go to church. Awesome! Needless to say we'll be putting another baptismal date on him this tuesday =). 

So that was pretty much our week. Not too bad I guess. 

Funny thing of the week: So if you remember me talking about Rafael Alomoto, the 88 year old almost deaf investigator. He's really funny lol. So we took him to a baptism of another ward this week. He said that he really liked it and that it was really beautiful. After telling us that he liked it he added that it made him want to dance and that the baptism would have been better if they had danced lol. He's a crazy old guy =).  

Peace out, 

Elder Black

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