This week was full of miracles! We had two baptisms this week too. One was for a lady who has wanted to get baptized for some time now but the only thing that has been holding her back was that she needed to get married. Through the help of the Lord we were able to set up the wedding and reception and then the baptism for her. It was a cool experience to see her so happy.
Our other baptism this week was for a girl from Puerto Rico. The day of her baptism we got a call from her friend saying that she had changed her mind and she didn't want to get baptized. So Elder Flaquer and I prayed and studied in the scriptures for a little bit and then went over to her house to talk to her. She said that a whole bunch of people had been telling her all of these false things about the church and she said she wasn’t ready. We had a really spiritual lesson with her and she felt the Spirit testifying that she needed to get baptized. She followed through and was baptized. Everyone was happy! The Lord always will provide a way if we just trust in Him and I am continuing to see that over and over again. Anything is possible with His help.
Another miracle this week was with a lady who was a referral from her friend. We had searched and tried to find someone who was ready for baptism, but we couldn't find them. On Wednesday night I said a prayer and asked God to guide us to the person that He wanted to get baptized because we felt we had done all we could and couldn't find them. So the next day we got a phone call from a lady saying that she scheduled an appointment for us to visit her friend who wanted to speak with us. I remembered her name from my first transfer. She had been to church before in the past. She told us that she wasn't ready for baptism yet. So we told her that when she was ready to make this covenant with the Lord she should call us. She did last week and has decided to be baptized on the 10th of December!
It's crazy how the Lord has a plan for everything. Most of the times I have seen that at the time things happen I have no idea why, or I think I might have an idea and then I find out that the Lord has a totally different plan and that is when we need to be instruments in His hands. He knows what He is doing so we have to choose the right and then He can use us to complete His tasks.
The other miracle we had this week was yesterday at church. Every week we are challenged to bring five investigators to church. At the end of church we only had four. We had done all we could to get five investigators at church but we only knew of our four. I knew that if we did all we could, then the Lord would encourage five to come to church. We were walking around after church and we saw this lady whom we saw at Sacrament Meeting with her kids. (She was our fifth!) She had come to church for two weeks in a row and isn't a member. We set up an appointment and she is progressing towards baptism. The way I look at it is maybe if some of our other investigators would have come, we wouldn't have been searching and found her at church, and we would not have been focused on finding the one.
It has been a big blessing to see how the Lord works. He always provides for us if we do what is right, we have to be willing to be instruments in His hands and do what He wants when He wants and then we will be blessed. So things are going really well with Elder Flaquer and me.
We ate the best tacos of my life again at the Hernandez family's house too so that's always nice.
Both of us are also getting a lot better with our singing, haha. We only listen to Mormon Tab. There is a Lion King song on one of the CDs so we sing that one a lot, and the Christmas ones too!...I would consider becoming a professional- buuut I am serving a mission so you'll have to miss out on that. :)
I hope all is going well there and that you are all trusting in the Lord!