I hope all is well with all of you this fine day!
Can you believe it's already almost April? What happened to march? Its kind of scary how fast the time goes... But I am trying to take advantage of every moment!
This week was good, well all of them are, but this week we were blessed enough to see some of the fruits of our labors. Sometimes we don’t get to see when our labors bring. Like Abinadi in the Book of Mormon. He taught the gospel to all that he could but before the time he could see what his labors brought, he was killed a martyr, preaching the gospel. But we know that Alma was touched by his words after his death. And so Abinadi wasn’t able to see what his labors brought, but this week me and Hermana Valdivia were able to have 3 of our investigators in the church :) It's always the best when you can see the people that you are teaching, take action and do something about what we've been teaching and what they have been able to feel through the Holy Spirit.
One family that came to church, I think I wrote a little bit about them last week while contacting in the street, is the familia Fernandez. The dad is (was) inactive for over 10 years. And his wife isn’t a member. We visited them this past week, and had a member help us, and they were able to come to church together yesterday! We were so happy to have them there! We are blessed to be able to work with this wonderful family to work towards being active in the true church, and she being baptized into the true church. Its definitely a wonderful thing to be able to be involved in!
Another family that came to church yesterday is the familia Benitez. I have also written about them in the past. The family consists of a Mom and Dad, and 2 sons. They have been members for 10 years. Just recently, one of the sons, Gabi reactivated and his wife, Juana got baptized. The other son, Elias, is inactive and his wife is not a member. We are still working with Elias to be able to come to church, but his wife was able to come for the first time! Ahh its seriously the best to see them in the church!
Well. not too much more for this week. But I do want to tell all of you. Each one of you. Everyone! To share the new video of Jesus and his resurrection. #BecauseofHim I think its like that. But share this video on Facebook with all of your friends. I know that this will be a big opportunity to do missionary work with something really easy, yet powerful. And think of what can be done because HE IS HERE.
Lots of people here ask us what the church does for this week, Here its called semana santa. Holy week? Here, they do a lot each day in the catholic church to celebrate this week this is the week before Christ’s death. But something that I love about the answer to this question is being able to testify that we remember this event every Sunday. Jesus Christ and his resurrection is remember every week in the church when we partake of the sacrament. thanks to Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed every week and be strengthened. Not only in this time of year, but every week. What a wonderful blessing from the Lord!
I love you all and thanks for everything! Have an amazing week, amazing Easter! And amazing general conference!!
Love you all, Hermana Liesel Wiscombe