We had some success this week with Daniel and Tereza. Tereza hasn't wanted to go to church... it's been kind different to change back to the life as an active member for her. This week we had an awesome lesson with the bishop present and he invited them to go to church. Daniel and Tereza and their family went to church this last week. Daniel is preparing for his baptism on the 7th of March.
I'm running out of time so I will be sharing the letter that I sent to President this week... here it is. The story is found in Mosiah 21 about Limhi and his people... and the story about Alma is found in Mosiah 24 (I believe). If you are interested it is fun to see the differences in the attitudes between these two groups of people when they were enslaved.
Tuvimos mucho éxito con una investigadora que se llama Angeles esta semana. Nosotros como compañeros estudiamos el relato de Limhi y de Alma en el libro de Mosiah para ver en que forma podemos mejorar y para ayudar a nuestras investigadores. En vez de pensar "porque esto tiene que pasar con nosotros" estamos pensando que es lo que Dios quiere que aprendamos de estos momentos difíciles. Nosotros pensamos en Hna Angeles y su progreso... es muy buena pero ha tenido muchas dificultades en cuanto de la asistencia en la reunión sacramental por lo de su trabajo. Pasamos a compartir sobre "Orar con Frequencia" con ella y su familia y en vez de solamente enseñar el mandamiento con nuestras palabras... leimos el relato del pueblo de Limhi con ella. Puso mucho antención y entendió que tenía que ser paciente y orar con todo su corazón a dios para recibir la ayuda necesaria de asistir la iglesia. Ella oró, pidió para que pudiera asistir a la iglesia. El domingo pasamos a su casa y no estaba... fuimos a la iglesia y justamente cuando la reunion sacramental inició, ella entró en la salón. Ella escuchó atentamente y me dijo que recibió respuestas a sus oraciones gracias a los discursos que escuchó. Hna Angeles trabaja en un pueblo cerca de Morelia... para llegar a la iglesia tenia que tomar un taxi a la capilla y un taxi para regresar a su trabajo. Fue una experiencia hermosa y aprendimos que el Libro de Mormón combinado con la oración realmente le ayudó a asistir por la primera vez a la reunión sacramental.
[We had great success with an investigator named Angeles this week. As companions we studied the story of Limhi and Alma in the Book of Mosiah to see how we can improve and help our investigators. Instead of thinking "Why does this has to happen to us?", We're thinking about what God wants us to learn from these hard times. We thought about Sister Angeles and her progress ... she is very good but has struggled with attending Sacrament meeting due to her work. We stopped by to share a message about "Praying Often" with her and her family but instead of just teaching the commandment in our own words ... we read the story of the people of Limhi. She really paid attention and understood that she has to be patient and pray with all her heart to God to receive the necessary help to attend church. She prayed and asked that she might be able to attend church. On Sunday we went to her house and was not there... We went to church and just as Sacrament meeting was about to start she came into the room. She listened intently and told me that she had received answers to her prayers thanks to listening to the discussions. Sister Angeles works in a village near Morelia ... to get to the church she had to take a taxi to the chapel and a taxi back to work. It was a beautiful experience and we learned that the Book of Mormon combined with prayer really helped her attend Sacrament meeting for the first time.]
I am doing really well... and know that we are going to haave a succesful week this week.
Yes I do have more time to focus on my area now that I am not a Zone Leader. Being district leader is similar but different... I tend to like it better... but maybe its just because I love my area.