Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18th Post

We were able to see a big miracle this week! We were finally able to teach Veronica all of the commandments and she wants to get baptized this week! She came to church again this Sunday and we are planning on baptizing her this weekend. There is some opposition though because her mom doesn’t want to give her permission right now... Today we are going to go see them both and talk about it so that we can get everything figured out for her baptism! Let’s hope that everything goes well!
Another highlight of the week was our recent convert Angel (Nacho) receiving the Aaronic priesthood! He was so excited for the last 2 weeks! He kept saying, "ya voy a recibir el sacerdocio!". So yesterday was a happy day for him! Our other recent convert Laura just received a calling as secretary in the Relief Society too! It should help her out a lot! It’s perfect for her too because she is a secretary for some government organization here in Tuxtla haha.
 My companion and i are worried about transfers because 9 areas are going to closed in the mission, but we are also excited for the challenge! We both know that the mission will keep having a lot of success and keep moving up if we keep working with faith and diligence. This is the Lords work so we shouldn’t be worried about anything (:

We have been having a lot of fun working with the members in our area. All the members are willing to accompany us and they really help out a lot! Ive realized that missionary work is a lot more fun when we have a member with us. Life is just more interesting because we get to know the members more and learn from their lives and experiences.
Yesterday we had a crazy experience! My companion and I had planned to visit a contact we made long ago. We did not know why we felt like we had to go to visit him, but put him on our agenda and we went at 5pm as planned. To our surprise we saw our contact in his truck, angrily trying to enter his home with his truck hitting the gate! When he saw us he turned his truck around and went away totally embarrassed. His wife, who was inside the house called for us and asked for help! She told us that her husband was drunk and she did not want him to enter in because he had promised earlier that he would never drink again. She was very frightened because her husband was behaving very badly with her. She began to cry and thank us because "we fell from heaven". We were able to have a prayer with her and teach her a little gospel. It helped a lot and she accepted an invitation for another visit. After we went left there we found her husband in his car and talked a little with to calm him down also. Actually after this experience we could see ow the Lord is always guiding our steps towards people who need our help. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be an instrument in the hands of the Lord.

La zona va bien. Mas de los Misioneros estan animados para cumplir con sus 21 lecciones con miembro! 21 lecciones con miembro cada semana ha sido el enfoque del presidente george en los ultimos 2 meses! Esas areas que estan haciendolo en la zona estan viendo mucho mas exito!

-Elder Hagues
P.S. Congratulations David! J

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