Elder Segovia really is a decent missionary... One of the best days this week was when we did splits this last week, and feeling the spirit guide both of our thoughts to the same house. It was really interesting to think back on the experience and think of how it felt to literally have the spirit guide us to the house. This type of experience would be easy to deny and say that it was just our thoughts. However I know that it was the guidance from the Holy Ghost. In the house there was a family, one of whom is a member! The other three were not, but we will be working closely with them.
The members are fairly good at taking in newly baptized members, but as missionaries we still try to visit them at least one time a week. Miguel Angel, the convert from the beginning of June, received the Melchizedek Priesthood this last Sunday! Mariela has three kids: Velvet 13, Andy 12, and Christian 8. Christian has autism or something of that nature but I believe that he is in the picture that I sent home last week.
We have been teaching Christian (different from above) for a while and we are hoping that he can be baptized the first week of this next month. Manuel is doing good but right now he and his girlfriend want to wait until next year to get married, so we will need to work with him on that. Once he has a stronger testimony I think he will speed up the process.
Mom I love that part of the talk that you shared this last week! The importance of dong the small things, I feel, are very easily overlooked. We all must work continually to develop the spiritual pattern of doing the small and simple things.
I did not realize that Sherry was dealing with cancer in her arm again. Hopefully she will recover quickly, my prayers are with her.
Life is crazy! There are so many things happening in the family, both with Kylie and Erika traveling and getting ready for school, buying cars, etc.! That looks like a good first car. Dad, you have always been so good at talking people into the right deal. Whether it is playing monopoly or buying cars. :)
So if somebody here has a laundry machine, they have pisto! Or money. I suppose you could say that we use a laundromat. :) The neighbor next door happens to be a member and she is the one who washes our clothes for us. She does it by hand. I know that when missionaries are serving outside of the capital, they just wash their own clothes. I might be doing that in a couple of weeks. I am excited to see what happens in this next change!
All right, the scripture that jumped out to me this week is in Romans, 1:16-17. It says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." I love the beginning part, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Me neither! Just a reminder to people to never shy away from taking the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I sure love you all! Keep doing good and remember your different goals, both physically and spiritually!
Love, your brother and son,