Well, another week come and gone here in good ole Gualjoco. This week hasn't been super crazy. We had our zone conference this last Wednesday which was cool. The thing is Santa Barbara is super isolated from the rest of the zone, so we have to travel by bus out to San Pedro Sula for zone conferences. It was cool to meet more missionaries in the mission and meet up with people from the CCM. We also had splits with the ZLs that same day which was fun. Catucuago and I stayed at the ZLs house and we worked out there in an area just outside of San Pedro. It was fun to teach in a kind of similar feeling to what I was used to in La López.
|Elders Dority, Catucuago and Jimmy|
|Got to chop some wood!|
The work is coming along right now. The thing is we have a ton of great investigators, but they need to go to church before they can really get progressing. We had a super cool lesson this week though. So there is one lady and her daughter that we are teaching. Last week, when we went there, the mom told us that she didn't want anything to do with the church because she only believed in the Bible and wouldn't believe in the Book of Mormon. We showed her the scriptures Ezekiel 37:15-17 Ezekiel 37and Isaiah 29:9-11. Isaiah 29 She became more open to the Book of Mormon after that and accepted the challenge to read some passages we left. When we returned a few days ago we read the passages with her and her daughter. We read the scripture in 2 Nephi that talks about when the people will say, "A Bible, a Bible!"2 Nephi 29 At first I was worried that that chapter would be too much of a machete for them and they wouldn't want to listen to us anymore, but it turns out it was exactly what they needed. The mom told us how she likes how the Book of Mormon is so similar to the Bible and she was intrigued by how much we focus on the importance of the book. She talked about how she has noticed that a lot of churches have their own Bibles and they change certain things, so we taught her about how we have the fulness of the gospel when we use the Bible and the Book of Mormon hand-in-hand. It was a great lesson. Her daughter went to church with us and I think the mom will go too this coming week.
We've also been working more on teaching the principle of repentance to the people we teach. We have been seeing a lot of success with that too. The real reason we are here is to "cry repentance." The message is of the Restoration is what gives us the authority, but the repentance is the real change that happens in the lives of the people. We are definitely going to continue focusing our efforts on teaching repentance in all occasions.
Well, that is all from Gualjoco this week. I can't believe that we are coming up on March. Súper loco.
|Have a Coke and a Smile!!!|
|A little something for Mom to remind her where a piece of her heart is serving!!!|