I hope that this email finds everyone doing well and being happy. I hope that through this last week you were each able to find time to remember to smile and feel of God’s love that He has towards everyone of us.
The week here was good, fairly normal, and passed super fast. Our finding efforts continue with faith. We are continuing to work with recent converts and members to be able to get more and more references. We did get another reference from Maria Colon this week also. It was for her son, Nelson. When we went and talked with him he told us that he had commented to his mom that he really wanted to change and had interest in being able to go to church with her. We met with him on the Sunday that just passed and he told us that in the morning that Maria had invited him to go to church and he said that he told her that it would be better to go next week. He told us that the minute that she left to go to church he regretted his decision to not go and that all day he was feeling kind of empty inside. It was truly perfect timing for two missionaries to show up knocking at your door. :)
We did some service yesterday as a zone and we got to use the yellow helping hand shirts; unfortunately we did not get to keep them :). The service was painting a mural in Guatemala City so that was kind of cool. I’ll add some pictures down below.
There is a particular story from the Bible that I really like. Right now I cannot remember the reference for the life of me so instead of putting the exact scriptures I will just tell you how it goes. There was a blind man and there was Christ and his Apostles. The blind man knew that Jesus was close and made sure that he was in his way so that he could have his vision restored. When Christ came to the man it was obvious that he was blind and wanted Christ to restore his vision. But instead of just doing the miracle Christ asked him, in affect, what do you want me to do for you. So the man told him that he wanted to be able to see again. After the man asked with a lot of faith Christ restored his sight.
From this small story we can really see the importance of asking with faith. It would have been so easy for Christ to just heal the man without asking what it is that he wanted. I think God and Christ know what we want... being an all knowing God. With everybody’s individual efforts, remember that Christ knows us and wants the best for us. Keep exercising the faith! I know that we are all aware of the importance of our own actions. Keep working and diligently pleading for the blessings that are needed and they will come.
I love you all and wish you all a great week!