Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 55 (Rancagua, Zona Tupahue 1 w/ Hna Rojas)

Hello my beautiful, BUSY family! How are you?
Another good week in Villa el Sol. This week we were able to teach the Ramos family again, but this time only the parents were there. They are SUPER receptive and receptive to the Spirit. This week we taught them about the Book of Mormon and invited them to read, ponder, and pray to know if it's true, and they accepted with all "animo"[enthusiasm].  They always have super great questions and are very attentive in the lessons, it´s great!
Another couple we have been working with lately is José and Alejandra. Last week we were able to find them again after they had left for vacations for a long time. We taught them about the restauration, and then this week we taught José (because Alejandra had to work) about the Book of Mormon, he is really prepared to recieve the Gospel.  He, too, has some really awesome questions that just help the lessons along!  He was reading the Book of Mormon before they left for vacations and got to 1 Nephi 10. But he also expressed to us that it´s hard for him to undrstand and read the Book of Mormon because it´s not like a typical story book, and it has a lot of unfamiliar words and it´s in the vosotros form [an old form of Spanish not used in So. America]. We took the time to read a chapter with him and explain all the frases and teach him how to use the Guia para el estudio de las escrituras in back (like the Bible dictionary) and the foot notes and everything. Another thing that was really cool is that Evelyn, the member that was accompanying us shared her testimony about the Book of Mormon, which is amazing and beautiful; she was born with slight learning problems, she hardly talked as a kid and doctors told her parents that she would never learn to read, but when she got to the right age she had a burning desire to go on a mission. Her parents prayed about it and, despite the fact that she couldnt read, felt like that was what the Lord wanted. So, long story short, she went on a mission (Argentina) and learned to read on her mission by reading in the Book of Mormon. She also shared her testimony about how we can always find the guidance, comfort, etc that we need when we study the BoM and shared an experience of when she recieved the revelation she needed in a crucial moment in a verse in the Book of Mormon. ... THEN when we were reading 1 Nephi 10 with José we got to verse 19 where it says, (in spanish) "Porque el que con diligencia busca, hallará; y los misterios de Dios le serán discubiertos por el poder del Espíritu Santo, lo mismo como en tiempos pasados como en los venideros, por tanto la vía del Señor es un giro eterno." [For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old as in times in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.]  José was like Woah! That just happened to me like Evelyn explained! that verse really got to me/touched my heart! That´s so cool!   Hahaha and he kinda just sat there pondering. So with that we challenged him to start reading the  BoM again AND to pray and ask God of it´s truth. It was a cool lesson!

BTW, did you know that the Book of Mormon is AWESOME!!!! I love it soooo much! I tell all our investigators, converts,and less actives that it has really become my best friend. I really feel so thankful for the oportunity to read it/study it/"feast upon" it EVERYDAY!   Right now I´m reading in Alma 50 (por allí) and it´s like every chapter (even the war chapters) come to life like never before! Who needs to watch a movie/TV when you´ve got action stories and "super" heroes in the Book of Mormon???  Us missionaries sure don´t! hahaha  I love it.
Well fambam, stay strong, y recuerden, tras mucha tribulacion vienen las bendiciones. LES AMO MUCHIIIIIIIISIMO! Portense bien! [After much tribulation comes the blessings.  I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!  Be good!]  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Your favorite missionary in Chile,
Hna Davis

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