Such cool things are happening with Carlos. Quick recap on him. So he was
outside putting his son into his car and we were walking by so we went up
and talked to him. He seemed awesome and super interested but said he would
¨call us¨.... so thats never a good sign. But a week or so later he called!
We set up an appointment and we have been teaching him ever since but only
for like two weeks now or so. This week we had an amazing lesson with him!
We had a lesson plan but before we could go into it he started
talking...... and BEARING HIS TESTIMONY!!! About how he knows all these
things are true. This was our second lesson with him....... He talked about
how he knew a family in El Salvador that was mormon. He had lost contact
with them but about a month before we met him he somehow got into contact
with one of the daughters. He talked about how she had served a mission and
that he was just so impressed about how focused she was and how she just
seemed to understand life and go for her goals, he just felt something
different about her. He said that is the reason that he first had interes
in hearing us. But through the message and the little of the book of mormon
he has read, he says he knows that it is true!
So that is a super cool miracle that we saw this week. We are so excited
for Carlos.He came to church and loved it. He is so fun to teach, we are
trying to see him daily. Everytime we read a scripture with him he reads it
like 5 times over so he knows that he understands it. He is just so cool.
It is amazing to see how God really places the prepared people right in
your path all you have to do is open your mouth. We would have never known
Carlos if we wouldnt have said anything to him that day.
Other than that everyone else is doing really well and we have a lot of
amazing people that are progressing really well. Missionary work is so fun
I'm so grateful for this time that I have to be a missionary, it really is
the best decision I have ever made. Life is full of choices and full of
good, better, and best, not just good and bad. I read a quote the other day
during my studies "If you have not chosen the kingdom of God first, it will
in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead." That hit me
hard, there are so many wordly things that we can choose and that we can
put over God, but in the end none of that will matter. In the end all that
will matter is that we did our best to always choose the kingdom of God
first. I know that that is true with all my heart and have seen it in my
life countless times. I know that God blesses us for the righteous choices
that we make daily.
"If we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice."
-Thomas S. Monson