Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mexico Pachuca - Week 80 - May 25, 2015

(Excerpts from his email)

Hey mom on early for a little but i will be on later to talk normal. everything at home sounds good. this week was pretty amazing. we saw some miracles. i will tell you what happened later but it was pretty amazing.

hey mom, so this week was pretty crazy. we had a crazy experience. so we were a little behind schedule one day and we couldn’t go and eat. i felt bad cause the members made us food and everything but we were like we cant we have appointments and we gotta work so we kept working. an appointment fell through and it was like well we could go eat now or we could go try and knock the door of some less actives. they have been less active for like ever and missionaries have gone and tried to talk to them forever cause they have 2 kids that can get baptized but haven’t yet. so we went and knocked. i was kinda skeptical cause we have gone like 10 times and they never open but we went. so we knock and the mom opens the door like crying and says we need to teach her kids and they need to get baptized. me and my companion were like what?!?!?! so we teach them and invited them to church. they said ya and that they would meet us there Sunday. it was crazy and then Sunday comes and we are waiting for them and they don’t show up. the sacrament hymn starts and were like what do we do what do we do. so we go to the kitchen close the door get on our knees and say a prayer. we go back and take the sacrament still a little nervous but better and then they open the doors after the sacrament and the whole family walks in. it was crazy so we go back and say another prayer to thank Heavenly Father for all that he has blessed us with. it was a crazy Sunday and to make things better the other boy we are gonna baptize on his birthday when he turns 9 got permission from his dad. His dad was always the obstacle in his baptism but the mom talked to us in church and was like i talked to my husband and he’s not totally ok with everything but he said that Toño can get baptized. I was like wow this is amazing. the Lord has really blessed us a lot. We are doing great and the whole zone is improving a lot. 

M: Wow son, that is pretty incredible. Amazing what perseverance, a little fasting though it was probably not on the schedule and listening to the spirit will do. And of course, perfect obedience.  The Lord is beginning to deliver his servants!  I think it is amazing and incredible that the scriptures are truly coming to life in front of my eyes. I too am grateful to a Father in Heaven who hears and answers prayers. How wonderful it is that you and your companion had the desire to go and pray for a family during sacrament meeting. He does answer prayers and sometimes it is so immediate. Inspiring.

Why was the mom crying, what was going on?

they have had a lot of problems. That’s why they went inactive. but she just opened and said i need you to teach my kids. we gave her a blessing after and she cried a lot but it was a really cool experience feeling like we really helped a family in a really big way. Oh, also did you guys see the Bednar pictures on the blog?
M: I think one of the things that I got from the conference talks is that happiness in the home comes from the gospel, without it, the family life can be hard. I think when we realize that, we want so much to have the gospel in our lives, just for the peace and happiness it brings to the home.  She must have recognized that and knows that her children need the gospel to increase the happiness in the home. I'm happy for you, but even more for them cause i know that the gospel is the answer.

Yes we saw the pictures on the blog, pretty cool.  Looks like you were right up there in the front and then the smile that I love with your last companion.



EP: ya we were in the front row it was pretty cool. and then after we were waiting for him to leave we were talking and everything so i got to see elder castaño again

M: Very cool.  I'm glad you are good and that things are looking up again.  I think it was just a matter of enduring and patience.  We will continue to pray for you and your area.

EP: ok. love you guys i gotta go. have a great week. talk to you guys next Tuesday cause Monday i will not be on. Remember so you don’t go crazy mom. love you

Elder Park

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