So this week I havent had any interesting nurse experience, luckily not very many people called me. I am only in charge of the Latinos, there is another nurse that all of the gringos have to call so that is good. But I just feel like the Latino´s never know how to take care of themselves, like they have never been away from home or their mom´s, so they have no idea what to do with something as simple as a cold and get freaked out when it doesnt go away after like 2 days. Well, it does take some time and its cold and rainy outside so don´t freak out. Come to think of it I have a lot of people call me with cold´s that they have had for like a month but havent done anything to get rid of it. Like it aint going to be magic jajaja or an elder call me freaking out cause he had a cold and his nose was stuffed and he didnt know if that was normal of if something else was happening to him jajaja oh brother...
So, we are finishing up the day Saturday night and as we are walking to the house we find this nice phone just laying on the ground. We decide to see if we can call someone to see if we can figure out whose it is and they can come and pick it up but the phone doesnt have any saldo(?, not sure what this is in english). So we just put the phone off to the side and start walking to our house. No sooner are we at the top of our hill do we see these two dudes who are looking for something, and we ask them what they are looking for and they tell us a phone. Well it is oh so clear by their smell that they are drunk, but we decide to help them out, cause although they were drunk they were nice, and we help them locate the phone where we had left it. and the entire time the bolo is just saying, "es porque ando un poco tomado" really!? I hadnt noticed.. Oh Guatemala. gotta love it!
Susi is an old investigator that we had stopped visitng for awhile cause she wasnt coming to church. She always sat and talked with us and always talked about how she wanted to come to church but just never did it. But we decided to go back and visit her again this week.
It was a good lesson and I was able to realize that we need to keep teaching her. She has a really strong desire to come to church and to learn more but her husband can get a little grumpy and the one time she came to church he wasnt to happy about it, so he is kind of holding her back from going. So please keep them both in your prayers so that he can soften his heart and they both can come to church together!
She also told us about these catholics that contacted her and wanted to visit with her, how they were telling her that they were the true church. But something really cool happened, she said that as she was talking to them she didnt feel anything, not even the desire for them to continue teaching her and she told them just that. She then said it was nothing like how I feel when you guys are here or when I read the Book of Mormon and understand it! yes! The Holy Ghost really can touch hearts!
Familia Pascual Perez
We were also able to go and finish teaching this family the Restoration. The hermano was still a little confused, but I think that we were able to get him to understand that he needs to pray so that the Lord will be able to solve the doubts that he has. At the end of the lesson we asked him what he would do if he came to know that these things are true, and it was pretty funny cause he was just like, oh we would go to the mormon church, my wife and I would get married and we would all get baptized! But he said it with so much enthusiasm that it just made me smile.
We still have a lot to work on with this family and helping them to really understand everything that is going on and we are teaching them. But at least they are willing to learn and listen and they are willing to change if the Lord so commands them to do so.
But please keep them in your prayers as well.
Sherlie and Antoni
So, these guys continue to progress and suprise us. They have a lot going on though and are always really busy! But we were able to put a baptismal date with them and they understand perfectly what they have to do in order to receive an answer and be ready for their baptism. We left them with a Book of Mormon and have started to read it together! woohoo! That is just great. They are both really young but they are seeking for knowledge and so it is so fun to teach them cause they just soak everything in and understand it.
Please pray for them. That they will have the desire to learn more, that they will read their Book of Mormon, that they will pray and recognize the answer they will receive from the Holy Ghost!
I look forward to continue to work with them this week!
Well, that is it for the week. We are starting to pick things up again, but still even with all of these investigators that we have we still have a long way to go for them to understand the significance and importance of everything that we are teaching them. But I know that when I am being obedient, and teach with the and through the Spirit, the Spirit touches hearts and can change lives! I love being a missionary and i love sharing this gospel with the people here in guatemala, being an instrument in the Lord´s hands in something so special that I just cannot even begin to even explain it with just words. It is not always easy but it is always worth the effort. And I am so thankful for each of you who have been supporting me every step of the way!
les quiero mucho!
Hermana Loo (aka Hermana Lulu)