This week we helped a couple more people come unto Christ and we had some fun along the way. So, you can say it was a good week. Also, on Saturday, it was cloudy the entire day and that was a blessing.
As I think about it, a theme for our week could be the wonderful power of prayer in our work. We were able to find some more people to teach, which is always a blessing, and the first thing we always do with new investigators is invite them to pray about our message. Usually, they are embarrassed to pray in front of people or they don’t know how to pray but this week, we had some great experiences with our new investigators as they truly prayed. One woman had just had her appendix removed and she wasn’t in the best shape. She said such a powerful prayer where she asked for strength to keep going, and then she asked, in the spirit of prayer, if Joseph Smith truly was a Prophet of God who was called to restore the Church of Jesus Christ here on the earth. It was such a cool moment to see this woman say such a powerful prayer in front of her two children. Two additional investigators prayed, asking about the truthfulness of the gospel, and their prayers were so powerful because it was obvious they were praying from their hearts.
Lately, we’ve been working with the Miranda Family, who is a family with seven children. We met their two boys in the street and they have problems with drugs and alcohol but, the other day, they invited us to their house. To be honest, I was a little scared to go with them but as soon as we entered their home, we were treated like kings. During our lessons, there are always about ten people present and they all pay attention to us. Recently as part of a lesson, the entire family set some goals for 2018 and one of their goals is to help the brothers get rid of their substance abuse. If they do, they will progress along with the rest of the Mirandas.
This week during our lunch appointment with the Bishop, he called on me to bless the food and he always struggles with my name so he just said, “Elder Freak will you please bless the food?” LOL! Elder Hobbs and I were dying of laughter! Then, later in the week we were walking down the street with our sunglasses on, and a man stopped us in the street and asked us, “Are you two the Men in Black?” LOL! Once again, we were dying of laughter.
On Saturday night, one of the members in our ward got married and they had a reception in their backyard and since we helped them prepare for their marriage, they invited us to the reception. We decided to pass by at the end of our night to say, “Hi” and score some food and piece of cake, just like regular wedding crashers. LOL! But, we learned that Argentine weddings go on forever, literally until 5 or 6 the next morning. So, we were able to stop by and say, “Hi” and grab a picture with the bride and groom but we left soon after because the food wasn’t served until midnight. So, we took an L for the night because all we wanted was a bite to eat and maybe a quick song on the dance floor. But, it’s all good!
Have a great week!