Well this week began rough with the farewell of my companion Hermana Garces. The night before she left I was planning alone and honeslty felt so lonely, and worried about adjusting to a new companion. I prayed to have the strength to adjust quickly and to receive the stregth to continue working. The next day I welcomed my new companion Hermana Lance and ever since that moment things have only been going up hill. I LOVE HER SO MUCH! Like I said before we both came into the mission together and will both be leaving at the same time in December. It has honestly been a very smooth transition and an answer to my prayers. She is exaclty what I need, what our sector needs, and what the hermanas in our group need. I feel so blessed to have been placed with another amazing companion who is pushing me to be better and who is foucused on our missionary purpose.
We have seen so many miracles ever since the first day we have been together. We are finding a lot of new investigators to teach and one of them name Geral accepted to be baptized on September 19th and came to church yesterday. He is 22 years old and loves learning about the gospel. Yesterday evening we were walking to a members house and talking with the people in the street when I suddenly started to have a cough attack so I let my companion talk while I went off the side. After recovering I looked up and guess who I saw?! Alison!!! The lady from Michigan that we had begun to teach. After our first lesson with her we set up another appointment but in the end she couldnt come and then after that she never answered her phone and seemed to disappear. I remember feeling disappointed that we had lost contact with her because that first day we contacted her I felt the spirit testify so strongly to me that she was prepared to accept the gospel and that she was placed in our path for a very specific reason. We figured that maybe she didnt want to talk to us or maybe she left for the states again, but as I saw her walking by I started for a minute then called our her name. She turned around and I ran to give her a hug. I explained how we had been searching for her and trying to call, but that she never answered.She told me that she also had tired to contact us but she lost her phone and with that lost our number and couldnt contact us. I told her that we would love to meet up with her again and write down her new number. She gave it to us and we set up an appointment for this Friday.
As we walked away I felt the spirit so strongly once again. I am so amazed that we just happened to be in the street at the presice moment that she was walking by. I know without a doubt that God placed us there in order to find her again so that we would be able to teach her. What a miracle!
I want to end with my testimony that I know this church is the only true church on the earth. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and that his son, Jesus Christ, is my savior. I know that as we strive to follow his perfect example and are exaclty obedient to all that he comands us to do he will bless us in unimaginable ways.
I hope you all have an incredible week and can evaluate the many ways that God blesses your life daily. Remember you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Con harto amor,