We got to hear Elder Holland speak and I will never forget it. Incredible. We all need to became true disciples of Jesus Christ and live like He lived- doing the will of the Father.
Rocio is a rock star. She is so excited for her baptism. She asks us if there is anything else she needs to know, anything else she needs to change, if there is another commandment she needs to obey. She wants all the blessings the Lord has to give her and she is humbly obeying each of His commandments. She is showing incredible faith as she changes her life. The result is beautiful, and it will get better yet.
Several weeks ago we met an old deaf man and a young hearing man in the street outside their workplace. They are both from Paraguay. We chatted a bit with them and they were friendly and receptive and we set up a cita with the young one for the next week. After a change in plans, having to go to the offices, we couldnt make it to the cita and he had told us he couldnt meet another day. Life went on and we kept working and finding and teaching. Yesterday we needed one more lesson to complete our goals for the week and we were searching faithfully for someone to teach. Walking along the sidewalk, we saw two men seated outside enjoying the evening air. As we got closer I realized it was the same two men from before! We said hello and asked if we could sit and have a lesson with them and they animatedly said yes and pulled out two chairs. Bendiciones. We began to talk and the young one said he had been waiting for us that day, Saturday at four, and we never came. I felt so badly. We began to ask about his life. We asked him what the most important thing in his life is right now and he hung his head, paused, and said, "I just work and sleep." After a pause he said, "Im going to church next Sunday." We shared about how he is a special son of God and that God has an incredible purpose for him to fulfill. He feels completely empty. We invited him to be baptized and before the question was even finished he was shaking his head, "Yes."
I am grateful for second chances. We had forgotten about Mauro but the Lord sure hadnt. Heavenly Father looks after each one of His children and loves each one so perfectly. This gospel brings peace to weary souls. Let it bring peace to yours.
My family, I love you. You are all so beautiful and full of light.