We had such a wonderful week! First of all... Once upon a time Hermana Lowry and I decided to fast and pray to find prepared people and then we found 20 NEW INVESTIGATORS this week. AHHHH! They are all families! And each one is so prepared! I have never met more prepared people in my entire mission! Let me tell you a few stories that will pretty much blow your minds...
So on Tuesday our car broke. It was such a struggle because we had to walk all day long while it was getting fixed. And it was HOT. Like 120 degrees hot. Anyway, we were out knocking a few doors and weren't having very much success when all of a sudden this little 8 year old girl walks up to us. She came up to us and was like, "do you guys teach about the bible?" And we were like YES! We teach about the bible.. and so much more! And then she said, "Oh good! My mom wants you to come teach our family...." UM WHAT. So we go over there and teach the whole family (its a family of 6) the Restoration. They loved it and now are reading in the Book of Mormon every day and we are getting ready to set a date with them to be baptized. AHHHH! They are so prepared!
We also found a list of referrals in our apartment. It was about two pages long and none of them had ever been contacted! Gah! After our car was fixed we decided to go out and try this one family on the list that lived out in the boonies. It took us about 35 minutes to get to their home. We pulled up and they were having a huge fiesta! Haha! There were just a bunch of jovenes practicing for a quincinera. They were all doing some sweet traditional dancing though. Anyway, me and Hermana Lowry just kinda awkwardly interrupted and asked to speak with Leticia. We go over to talk to her and she gives us a big hug. Then she grabbed our hands and said, "Are you the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?" We were like yesssss! She then got a little emotional and said, "I have been waiting for you for 5 months. I want you to come in and teach my family." I guess 5 months ago she was with a friend and the missionaries came over and shared a little message. She was so touched by it that she requested missionaries to come to her family! And the stinkin missionaries that served here never went to go see them until now!!! AHHHHH! She invited us in her home and made us eat her tortillas and introduced us to her husband and her children. They are so solid. When her husband met us, he looked right into our eyes and said, "You guys are representatives of Jesus Christ, aren't you?" WHAT. WHAT INVESTIGATOR SAYS THAT? They have such a light about them. We got to teach them the Restoration this week and they loved it! They both commented that they felt like we had answered all the questions they had ever had in their entire lives. Little do they know we have so much more to share with them. They loved it so much that they came to church yesterday! They drove 40 minutes to come to church! AHH! They are going to be baptized!
We have had so many little miracles like that this week. I wish I had more time to share them all! Needless to say, we have successfully found an entire new teaching pool of people to teach. Actually, we didn't even really find them, the Lord just gave them to us! I have such a strong testimony now of the power of fasting and prayer! Hermana Lowry and I made a goal to fast once a week. We fast every Sunday and boy do we see the blessings! If any of you haven't figured it out yet, I want to invite you to fast and see for yourself the power of it!
Well have a wonderful week! Read your scriptures! Say your prayers! Go to church! Serve with all your might! AND FAST!!!