Well here in Guatemala while I am currently under the Lord's time, the weeks feel like days, and the changes (6 week period of time) feel like weeks! My second change in San Juan Ostuncalco and my first change with Elder Navarro has now came to an end. But I will be here in San Juan and with Elder Navarro for another change, which means that I will be in San Juan for Christmas, woooow!!!
Well can I just say that being a missionary is the best! I don't have to worry about myself at all! It's such a great experience to have the opportunity to only worry and care about other people!
My companion and I have been putting all our work and effort into the Branch San Juan Ostuncalco, and we are seeing a lot of success! We have activated the family Castillo, which is one of the greatest and nicest families that I know. The Castillo family is Amanda, the mom, and her 2 kids Luis and Lucas. Missionaries have tried to get in the house for years, but finally the Lord prepared away for us to meet them.
Luis is 17 years old and is now on the right pathway to getting ready to serve a mission. He even took us to a stake priesthood conference yesterday! We weren't planning on going, but he called us and said, "Hey I want to go to the priesthood session, will you guys come with me?" So we ended up going!
We had a powerful lesson with them last week. We watched the video "Because of Him", which you can find on lds.org. This video shows the love that Jesus Christ has for every one of us. After the video my companion started talking about the video, but a question came into my head from the Spirit and it wouldn't go away. So I asked them, "You can see the love that Jesus Christ has for each one of you, and I know that all of you love Jesus Christ with all of your heart, but what is one thing that you are going to do this week to show your love for Him?" Amanda, the mom, started crying and said this Sunday I'm taking my family to church again! And she showed up! It was so powerful!
Also the Lord gave my companion and I an opportunity to share the gospel in front of a crowd of around 200 people. One of our friends who is a member, had a graduation dinner and invited us to share a little bit about the gospel with all of his guests. It was a very neat experience and a lot of the people were really interested!
Well all I can say, after I have seen all of these miracles and lived and experienced what the prophets in the Book of Mormon experienced sharing the gospel to the Lamanites, is that this church is so true. God loves everyone of His children and especially his brown skin children. I hope that you guys can think of one thing you can do this week to show the love that you have for our Savior, Jesus Christ!
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