Monday, January 12, 2015

i had the impression to ask him if he was a member

    so hello everyone!!! hows it going? this week was sooo awesome for me. me and my comp were walking outside in the POURING rain just absolutely drenched from head to toe and we were having fun skipping along on our way home to change into dry clothes and this guy on a moto stops and asks us for directions that happened to be in my old area so i told him how to get there and then i had the impression to ask him if he was a member ( i was thinking to myself of how funny the scene was in the middle of the road and the rain pouring SO hard) and so i asked him. he hesitated a bit and said yes but i'm not assisting. and he had his head down and looked real sad. and we asked him why. he has said he had done something bad and wrecked his family and that he should stop going to church cause he was a bad person and needed to pay for what he did. we ended up having a lesson on the street. and we told him that especially at this time of his life he should go to church and talk to the bishop. we promised him that if he did his testimony on the atonement would grow. this guy was desperate for help, for someone to help him know what to do. i felt so bad for him dad. he was a return missionary and i started crying. but i don't think he could tell cause it was raining so hard. he looked at our name tags and said, well i'll probably never see you again but i'll never forget you guys. and he left. and it was so clear that the lord put him in our path. it was a really neat experience. now i'm going to tell you about a family that i didn't mention before cause i had such high hopes for them and couldn't bear the thought of having to tell you guys that we stopped teaching them cause they stopped progressing or something.
      so a day before i came into the morona cocha area my comp had felt an impression to knock on this family's door. so she did. they went in and taught but they were super hurried so nothing really happened and they left. so when i came into the area she told me we had a cita with this family. so we went and we taught them the restoration and they were SO intelligent.( mom dad and two kids) they love god and wanted to know more. we invited them to a baptism but she had told us that she was already baptized in the catholic church. so the next time we came we explained the authority/priesthood. the spirit was strong. we invited them to a baptism again but they said they thought it would be making fun of god if they got baptized again. but they came to church and loved it. they were asking questions like no other and i was so proud to call them my investigators! they wanted to know more and more and more. and my love for them grew so incredibly much. they are married so that's perfect. they are so worried about the spiritual welfare of their family. they acted like church members who weren't baptized. so after working with them for 6 weeks... last night we finally got a baptism date with them! we were at their house last night and the mom and dad were in tears just bearing their testimonies about the church and saying how they just wanted to go to the temple right away to be sealed. they havn't missed a single sunday of church since we found them. they are so excited to pay tithing and keep the word of wisdom and fast and keep all the commandments. they read the book of mormon everyday and pray everyday together and the wife was like wow i know our lives are going to change because now we have this gospel. she called us her "muñeca angeles" (angel dolls). i love that woman. i would go back to iquitos for her in a heartbeat if i got the chance. they are intelligent and remember everything we teach them. i feel sooooo blessed to have met them. i'll never forget them and there is no doubt in my mind that the lord was preparing them for us. everything that happened at church or in lessons with them or when we coordinated to get her a priesthood blessing was just an answer to all their prayers. it was so obvious that the lord wanted them to join his church. its so cool how he guided us through all of this. it makes me sooo happy and last night i couldn't sleep cause i was just so happy. the dad is someone i can see as a future mission president and her a president's wife. i love all of iquitos and the people here. this church is so true!!!! well we have changes today so i guess next week i'll let you know what happens!! LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

this is that wonderful family that is getting baptized!!!
fun in the rain!
another family we are teaching!! they are AWESOME! the kids are so cute. the little girl always runs up to us and hugs us when she sees us. her name is si si :)
the missionaries in our ward! there awesome! they work in the offices. its awesome cause they keep us up to date with stuff loll

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