Monday, May 16, 2016
Week #94 - Comité Del Pueblo, Ecuador - May 16, 2016
Dear Family and Friends,
Elder Ureta and I had an interesting and productive week with our missionary work. We feel like several miracles happened.
The week started out pretty normal, but later in the week we had a few surprises. We visited a member in the ward who just moved to a new house. She told us as she started introducing herself to her neighbors, that she also talked to them about the church. And within the first week of her move, she already had a referral for us! So we went to her neighbor's home who was interested in learning about the church. At first we were discouraged as we taught her because there were so many distractions in the house and it was hard to feel like she was listening to us. But near the end of our discussion, we invited her to go to church with us on Sunday, and she easily accepted the invitation! We were surprised! It was a miracle! And another miracle came that she actually showed up on Sunday like she said she would! We were thrilled!
The stake president also referred us to visit the home of a less-active/part member family, the Fuan Mayor Family. We visited them and didn't know what they thought of our invitation to come to church. It felt like they didn't really want us in their home and Elder Ureta said that it was impossible that they would come, but they came to church yesterday! Impossible isn't a word in my vocabulary! :p Elder Ureta is still not interested in visiting them, but if they came to church, I don't want to write them off! It isn't impossible that they can feel the spirit and want to continue coming each week. I feel like it's important to still visit and help them, whether my companion likes it or not.
We had a huge attendance in the ward yesterday. We had something like 15 less-actives and 10 investigators. And all of the recent converts attended church as well. In my mind, that was definitively a miracle! Hope it wasn't a one time thing!
Sorry my email is short this week. Don't have a lot of time to write today. Hope everyone has a great week. Hopefully full of miracles! Thanks for your continued prayers.