Monday, April 28, 2014

This last week we found someone that was taking the lessons from the missionaries about four years ago. She had been taught a lot of things. She attended church a couple of times and she knows some of the members. We contacted her in the street right outside of her house and she invited us to come in. So we went in and we started to get to know her a little bit.  We began by teaching about the restoration. As soon as we finished talking about the first vision she cut us off and told us that she wasn't going to be baptized and that the missionaries before had taught her the same things and they invited her to be baptized and that she was never going to change. She continued telling us a lot of crazy things. So we took a step back explained the importance of our message and the true value of it if somebody comes to know that it is true. We testified that she can really pray and ask God to know if it is true and can recieve divine revelation. And to come to know the truth. We explained that she was important in the eyes of God.  Then we shared that she was important to us as representatives of Jesus Christ and finally we invited her to be baptized... and she acepted!!!!! Not only did she acept, but she told us that when she prays that she is going to make sure she does it with faith.  She also told us that if she comes to know it is true, that she will repent for all of this time that she has known about us and not been baptized. So that was a big highlight of the week! 
We also have another investigator that is progressing well and he is a great kid. He is 16 years old and he is coming to church with us as well. 

I love you all so, so, so much.  Thank you for all your love, support and prayers.  I have really needed it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

ALRIGHT, everyone, where to start? where to start?

This week has been a great, great and wonderful, wonderful week. I absolutly have come to love conference so much on my mission it is unreal! Every word is so satisfying. I just don't know how to really describe it! But it's great. I learned some really important things, which I am now going to apply in my life and also here in the mission. But I also hope that everyone reading this will make some goals and do the same!

So these last couple of weeks we have been working miracles among the members in our ward. We have some great people returning back to the church..... including, a family here that I have been trying to activate for a while. They were baptized by my seminary teacher.  He served here more than 28 years ago!!!! They have come to church for the past two sundays. 

I would like to thank my wondeful family for the package which I received! It was indeed wonderful! I absolutly loved the picture flip book of everyone! That is sick and I'm going to keep it forever! 

Anyways, everything here is going good in the mission. It has been full of wonderful challenges, experiences and good times!  Actually one year from today I will be heading home from the mission! Wow! That is crazy! Time is flying! But that just means the time is closer to meeting our creator! 

 Calle-Calle Rivera