Feels like P-Day was just yesterday... Oh wait... it kind of was. Because I got to Skype the fam. Amazing. Also, last P-Day was on Tuesday because of transfers... so really, it wasn't that long ago. And for that, there's really not much to talk about. The week was pretty normal.
We found a new investigator last week named Mario. No. He does NOT eat a lot of mushrooms. We had been contacting a barrio we hadn't known about before when we both felt the need to clap at one house in particular. Mario came out and walked the long walk up his muddy drive to meet us. He explained to us that he was Catholic but invited us to return during the week anyway. When we came back to his house, he began to cry. He told us how all he wanted was peace and harmony in his home. "I don't care about money or material things," he said. "I just want my family to be okay; to have peace." We took that as a perfectísimo opportunity to testify. We gave him a Book of Mormon and Alma 7 to read. "Yeah. I'll read it." He told us. Cool.
When we came back the next week, we read the whole chapter with him and invited him to be baptized. He was a little reluctant, saying that he'd already been baptized. We explained to him it was an invitation to change. And that's exactly what he told us he wants. I know that if he's willing to do his part; search and pray about the Book of Mormon, he'll find that answer and have the courage to make that change. He is so humble. He is so willing to do what he can to have that peace in his home. And we're going to help him get there.
Here's the thing about the mission: We are REPRESENTATIVES of Jesus Christ. We are here to act in His stead. That's a BIG responsibility. We have to as Christ would act if He were here in Argentina right now. Sometimes, it's hard to love those people who slam the door in your face. But when your mind is focused on Christ, it's easier. I believe that you're fulfilling your duty as a missionary if you're loving people as much as you can. Because when you love them, you want to share the precious truths you know. That's the secret.
Christ loves us all so much. If there's one thing I've learned here, it's that. I know it. And there's NOTHING we can do to lose that love. Trust in the Lord. He's waiting for us to come to Him. I can't even imagine the sacrifice he made on our behalf. I love Him and am so grateful for that sacrifice everyday. Because I am SO imperfect.
|Just another day in paradise...|