Monday, June 2, 2014

The Book of Mormon :)

Hola Familia J
Wow we were able to see a lot of miracles this week! I have two way cool stories. So first of all we received a reference from the Elders of a single mom that lives in their area. She has an 18-year old daughter that is a member. We went to teach her the first time and she wasn’t really that interested but she told us that we could come back. We went back a couple of days later and we had an amazing lesson about the restoration and Joseph Smith. She expressed to us that she wants to get baptized but she wants to wait until next year when her daughter goes on a mission. We thought for a minute of how to resolve her problem and then we told her that if she gets baptized now, she will be able to enter the temple with her daughter in a year when she goes on a mission. Seriously, something in her heart changed. We all got on our knees and she gave the closing prayer. The spirit was really strong and in her prayer she said, “ Lord, I want to get baptized on the 21st of June, I am going to do it.” Her daughter Karen was overwhelmingly happy because she thought her mom would never get baptized. We are so happy for this baptismal date that we have and we know that she will be a strong member of the church J Another cool experience that we had was that we got another reference from a lady in our ward. We went to the house of a woman named Lourdes to go and visit her. At first she was just like who are you? What do you want? But she finally decided to talk to us. At first she was like “ I am 100% catholic and that will never change.” We have taught her a couple times these last few weeks and she is changing. Yesterday in our lesson with her she told us that she has been reading the book of Mormon every day and then she said something that made us very happy she said, “When I read that book I feel different. I can feel something inside me and I feel that my faith is growing and that I am getting closer to God.” I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON J My companion and I were seriously so happy. No one can deny that power of that book. She has been praying and she has read all of the pamphlets and is studying the book of Mormon and the bible together with her daughter. She hasn’t accepted a baptismal date yet but we hope in the near future. The power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is real, and it changes lives and people. Well that is all I have for you this week family J I love you all so much! Talk to you soon!
Hermana Allphin

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