July 22, 2014
So last week was a week full of miracles! We have this thing in our mission where we park our cars for a day to get us out talking to more people. So we parked our car last week praying and hoping for a miracle to happen in our area cause this area really needs it! So we were planning on meeting with the bishop that evening but he asked if we could earlier on that afternoon so we decided to walk to his house. Then he texted us telling us he would be a little late so we were just gonna go to his house anyways and drink some water cause it was super hot that day but then I said we should stop by this less actives house for a few minutes so we started walking towards that house and on the way there were these two ladies and three kids picking plums. As we got there the ladder started getting really wobbly so we ran up there and help it for her so she could come down then we started talking to them and they gave us plums and we asked if we could help so my companion climbed up on the ladder and started picking plums for them! Then they asked us what we do and we explained that were missionaries and we teach people about Christ. Then one lady asked if we do grievance counseling and we said sort of through scriptual study and strenghtening you faith in Christ. she then opened up about how her daughter just passed away and she is struggling so we gave her a plan of salvation pamphlet and asked if we could come back and talk with her about it and she said yes! So a few days pass by and we stopped by. At first no one answered and there was a ton of cars there so we knew they were home and were bummed out but right when we were walking away she asnwered the door! Her mom was there too and they were both excited to see us and had been expecting us! She had told her mom all about us and so she was happy to meet us! So we had about 15 minutes cause our ward mission leader had to leave but we shared a short scripture and invited them to church and they will both be there this Sunday and were going back to have a real lesson with them and they're both really excited about it! And we are even more excited I'm sure haha cause we have been waiting for a miracle to happen!!! Both of these women are so prepared for this gospel right now and its totally what they need to comfort them about their loss.
So miracles just keep happening here in this zone and it really is amazing. Last week we had our stake missionary correlation meeting and the stake president said in the 5 years he has been a stake president he hasn't seen this many baptismal dates. It truly is amazing to see the Lord hasten his work. But it happens when we are the ones willing to hasten the work. He will provide ways and opportunities for us when we do!
Love Elder Espinoza