Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life. -3 Nephi 5:13
Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So many miracles!! I love Sudbury so much, it has so much potential and I've never seen so much success! I want to start off with Elissa (the less active who didn't know that there was an lds church here) she is doing amazing! She's been coming out to church every week, loves the scriptures, and has made some really good friends in the ward that are fellowshipping her! We had a cake off the other day and we had to be the judges! The girls won in the ysa! the guys were pretty bummed! We've been meeting with our native american less active friend Luella and she's pretty progressing a lot! She's been coming out to church for the past 3 weeks and elder h said that she only went a couple times before the whole time he's served here! So that's amazing! We had a hard time with meeting with a lot of our investigators. Jamie ( the hell's angel) is very sick and is living his last couple of breaths sadly.... :( so we haven't been able to meet with him. We are planning on introducing priesthood blessings to him next time. Evro (carribean dude), has been in Toronto but said we can meet with him this weekend so we are excited about that! Keven and Ashley are doing really well as well. Keven has come a long way. He was in a gang for a long time and was a drug dealer. He had a hard knock life for a long time but is now understanding the love of christ and peace of the gospel. They came with their three little children to church! Such a good sight to see. They are getting married in July so they are well on their way!! So proud of them! Alright so the miracle of the week! We were park contacting and we see this mexican family and the parents are sitting down with their new born baby cheering on their ten year old daughter while she is doing gymnastics! They are from mexico and they are here for school! They are really interested in what we have to say and they said that they saw missionaries in mexico but never got the chance to talk to them. They even have friends and neighbors who were mormons! They invited us over for tamales the next day which has never happened to me before! Investigators telling us to come over for dinner! Anyway we went over and we had a good chat with them!! And the tamales were really good, i had 8!! holy cow it was soooo good, they made this mexican hot chocolate, best thing i've ever drunk. wooooowww!!! The daughter is sooo cute, totally reminds me of Amber! Has the same personality and everything, you would make such a good friend for her amber! Something funny that happened there was i had to pee soooo bad and I hate asking people to go use the washroom during dinner appointments but i absolutely had to so i asked if i could use their washroom and jose the father said "yeah I would too if i ate that me tamales!" hahaha and everybody bursted out laughing! They even invited their friend and her son over and they also enjoyed the message of the restoration! They said that the whole thing makes since and they can't wait to learn more. They told us that we can come back anytime and that they will start reading the book of mormon and start praying to know if it's true! I love these people so much, i love finding families!! We also found George who loves what the mormons teach!! He loves how mormons center around families and that what he says he really needs! We had a good chat with him and he has a couple of concerns, but he said that if we can resolve those concerns that he will get baptized and i can really see this guy and his family getting baptized! I love the work so much!!! This is what an elder told me in his email today who is serving in stoney creek right now. "yeah jeremy he will be baptized next transfer for sure! And Shannon B who you guy's were working with who is in the part member family is getting baptized this week too!" YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jeremy is the one that was addicted to drugs and wanted to change his life around for his family and especially his young son. He went to his cabin for a month to abandon the worldly things for a while and now he is doing great!!! Holy cow i'm so pumped right now!!! I love you guys so much! Something that really hit me this week was the letter that you sent me momma about the missionary who had a dream about his friend. We are all out here trying to rescue our friends!! And the sad thing about it, is that a lot of them don't even know that they are lost and it is our duty and our obligation to reach out and save them and bring them back to the familiar taste of the fruit!! Have a good week my family and friends!