Monday, October 19, 2015

Week 45

This week we experienced a miracle! On Saturday morning when Elder Juarez and I were saying a prayer before leaving our apartment the phone rang, i decided to answer it and let Elder Juarez finish the prayer, when he finished praying I asked who it was and the person calling said that he was waiting at the church and wanted to talk to us. I really didn't remember who it was, but we decided to go immediately there to see him. When we got there there were two workers there that let us in and we found a young man sitting in the church building alone with a restoration pamphlet in his hand. After a little bit of remembering and questions we finally remembered where we met him. His name is Amauri and it turns out that we had contacted him and his friend 3 days earlier. We didn't remember him because we mainly focused on talking to his friend because Amauri said that he had already talked to the missionaries and he wasn't interested. 

Turns out that Amauri's friend gave the pamphlet that we gave to him and then told him to read it. So in those 3 days Amauri studied the pamphlet again and received a lot of revelation from Heavenly father. Amauri said that God told him that everything in the pamphlet was true and that he needed to get baptized in this church. 

He told us that that morning he decided to go and find us so using the direction of the church that we wrote on the back of the pamphlet he was guided to the church building. When he entered the building he asked one of the workers there if he could use his phone. The worker said that he didn't have any "saldo" (credit) to make any phone calls or messages. Amauri said that he was going to try and call anyways, so the worker let him have the phone and Amauri called our number. By some miracle when he called our number, TELCEL (the phone company) gave him a free 1 minute phone call! With that minute he was able to contact us. With that being said, when we showed up that Saturday morning he was truly PREPARED by God and was able to understand and accept everything that we said to him. 1 year ago he had listened to the missionaries and for different reasons didnt accept the gospel, but all that time the Lord was preparing him to accept it now! He had already attended Church 3 times in the past and because he is so smart he was able to understand and remember everything that we tell him and everything that he reads. After talking for a while we committed him to come to church and be baptized this Saturday! Well...we really didn't even have to invite him because he invited himself haha. He said that he needed to get baptized as SOON as possible! 

He got to church yesterday even before Elder Juarez and I got there and had already studied the Plan of Salvation and Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlets that we gave him the day before. And when I said that he studied it - I mean STUDIED! He remembered everything and ended up teaching those two lessons to Elder Juarez and I!...haha 

Amauri is truly a miracle and his life is going to change a lot. He was really deep into the world, but now he is going to use his intelligence to do good instead of bad. He has some extreme ideas about going to every other church in the world and trying to bring everyone into the church of God, but we are going to help him direct his plans a little better because his plans right now are a little interesting to say the least. Overall, I know that God sent him to us and we are going to have the privilege to baptize him this Saturday. I know that the spirit directs everyone to the TRUTH. 

-Elder Hagues

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