This week has truly been a week of miracles. We have been trying to use the video Because he lives to find new people to teach and this week the majority of people we found was through sharing that beautiful message of the Savior.
Yesterday we had a very special experience with that video. Early in the week we received a reference from one of the Elders. We contacted them the next day and set up an appointment for Sunday afternoon. We entered the house and began talking with the small family. We found out that the mom is a member but has been inactive for years. The dad is catholic but doesnt really assist much. There two kids who are 11 and 14 go to a catholic school so the family mostly just participates in the activites for the kids and occasionly they go to church.
It is incredible how important family is to them. The mom explained that she loves her family so much and wants them to have unity and for that reason she supports her kids in all of their activites and goes to the catholic church so that they can all go together. She doesnt want religion to separate them as a family.
We began talking about the importance of God and Christ in our lives and were planning on sharing the video Because he lives soon after, but the mom began explaining how she was watching a video on Christ last week before Easter and saw a link to a video of Christ so she pushed and began to watch it. She explained that it wasnt until the end that she saw it was by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She told us that something stirred within her and that although she doesnt go to church she will always believe what she has been taught about the church.
We explained how importance families are to God and that through following the example of Christ we can live with our families for all eternity. We were able to share the video with the whole family and I cant describe how strong the feelings of the spirit were.
After teaching The Doctrine of Jesus Christ we invited the Dad and two kids to pray about our message and if they felt that it was true to be baptized. They all accepted the invitation and expressed their desires to come to church the next Sunday.
It is amazing to see how God prepares the hearts of people to receive the gospel. I have such a strong testimony that Christ lives and through his atoning sacrifice we can become perfected in him.
Our investigators Marcelo and Cristopher are progressing a lot and Marcelo will be baptized this coming Saturday. It is going to be such a special week.
I hope you all know how much I love you and how grateful I am for your constant support, love, and prayers. Have a wonderful week!
Con harto amor,