So many awesome, weird, sad and AMAZING things this week! I can't put words to all of it!
So we had one investigator, Denny, who was 19 years old and really wanted to change! He had a baptism date for the begining of this month, but he got sick and so we couldn't go see him very often, so his fecha fell. We went to go see how he was doing at the begining of this week (very first thing we did of the day) and we walked up to his house and I saw candles with his picture next to them and flowers. I immediatly thought "uh oh" his mom was sitting there and so I went up and asked her how he was doing. She only replied two words: "Denny murió." He died two days previous. We could not even believe it! He was only 19 years old! So sad. We don't really know what exactly happened because it was really fresh for us to ask. But yeah. Later in the day while we were contacting a lady invited us into her house and gave us Sancocho and Avocado, so that made the hurt a little better :) It's interesting though, because the mom, Heidi, never was really interested. We only ever taught her one lesson...and that lesson was Plan of Salvation.
On Thursday something strange happened. Every single cita we had planned was FIJA! Like they were all there when we had them planned. That's a miracle in and of itself!
Friday we had an AMAZING lesson with Rosa and Lucy, two investigators. I can't even begin to describe how happy this lesson made me. So the lesson previous they both accepted the fecha for the 4th of February. We had taught them Plan of Salvation and gave them folletos. In the back of folletos there are questions with scripture references from the book of Mormon and the Bible. Lucy had all the questions answered and things highlighted in the folleto and questions to ask us and her Libro de Mormón highlighted and everything! I have never seen anyone do this before! She was telling us that she was working on this at work and her co-worker told her she couldn't believe she was investigating the "mormon church." Lucy told her that she didn't care what she thought. WHAT? Aye mi madre! Rosa didn't do all that, but in the lesson Friday when she saw that Lucy was doing all that work, she was all like "i want to be better than Lucy" and started on her homework haha They were waiting all week for us to return too! They had coke and cake for us! People always give us coke to drink! That is one thing I have had to learn to really like! haha
So Samarya told us on Friday that she needed more time to make the decision to get baptized. We told our District leader that in the phone call that night. The next day he called us at 3:00 and said that he and one of our zone leaders was coming to give her a baptism interview RIGHT NOW. We had no knowledge in advance. We were kind of nervous about that, becuase just the day before she had told us she needed more time. Luckily it all went well. The interview lasted TWO HOURS. I'm curious what they talked about, but now she has a fecha for next week. I have faith that it can happen. We were talking to Isagnie in those two hours and she KNOWS the book of mormon. Like she has read a ton of it and knows a lot. She was asking us how Joseph Smith died. We told her and she was like "WHAT? they did that to a prophet of God?" Too bad she is Catholic and crazy and doesn't want to be baptized... Since we already had the elders in our area, we took them to another one of our investigators, Paulino. He was drunk. It was terrible. haha
Anyway, Good week. I read something I really liked this week:
"Why does the Lord allow the evil speaking to chase after the good? One reason is that opposition against the things of God sends seekers of truth to their knees for answers...Spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers from God." -Neal L. Anderson
Don't be afraid to get on your knees and talk with Heavenly Father! He loves you! So do I! :)
P.S. I tried sugar cane for the first time this week! (see photo) It is good! And the other photos are Ambar and Esmerlyn and the fruit carts that are always around. Dang. I love those fruit carts.