September 29, 2015
In every crazy and incredible moment of my life, I can truly say that the Lord of our Vineyard, the Captain at the Helm, and dear shepherd does truly guide us to His lost sheep and knows every, single one. Never forget that every decision that you make in life, that is good, will be guided by His hand, and that every small and seemingly "unimportant" part is meant to be there. So, if you are in a pickle or are struggling, don’t worry, because it’s part of the plan and you will be fine. Hold on, don’t leave the boat. It’s always darkest before the dawn, that’s why Christ suffered before He was resurrected and that’s why Joseph smith struggled with the adversary before seeing the first vision. The greatest and brightest light always comes after passing through darkness.
I will start by telling a great story that happened to us. First off, Elder Stock and I went out just like any other day with plans to see a lot of people and to find new people to teach. Well we went to a street in a small subdivision where there is a street called the 1st of May. Well we had like three people we planned to see and so we went to the first. I noticed that there was a young woman going door to door selling posters. We passed her once while we were going to the house of an investigator, but they weren’t there... dang it! So we went looking for an inactive whose direction was on the far end of the street where we came from. So we went in that direction and we passed the girl who was selling these posters again. When we found the house of the inactive they told us that they were already dead but their family lives down on the other part of the street where we just came from but further down. A little frustrated we walked again to the other side of this long road and we passed the girl yet again. So, when we found the house... they weren’t there. Ok well there went our plans for the morning (there were other people we tried to see before as well). So I felt the impression to stay on the street and contact, my companion as well. So we made our way back to where we were contacting and nobody wanted anything, then came the Idea... talk to the woman selling the posters. But seeing as she is going door to door selling stuff it would be awkward to go to her while she is selling stuff and even be waiting like a creep for her to pass to the next house. So being smart we just went contacting door to door slowly but surely intending to cross paths. The thing is with us being young, out of country residents of Argentina, is that a lot of people make the rumor that we are here for the woman. So as you can see the amount of fear we have to talk to young women who are pretty, can lead to dumb rumors. But I obeyed the promptings of the spirit and when we crossed paths it was probably one of the greatest manifestations that God does know what is happening in your life. The very beautiful young woman told us that she was a member but hasn’t been going to church lately. She’s selling posters for money and is from a different providence in Argentina that is very far away. She didn’t feel comfortable in the church, in fact she feels alone. No one talked to her and she wasn’t going to church. To be in Pirane as a missionary and to find someone who needs your help that day, who is just passing through for a few days, is like having a rescue ship looking for a small raft to save in the middle of the ocean... with no quardanantes, nor a sense of direction, only the guidance of a higher power. She said she needed to talk to the elders and needed to go back to church. We both testified to her that we were guided to her and that there are no such things as coincidences.
|Me and Elders Montero, Coates and Munoz|
|Elders Montero, Burke, Sandra, Elders Munoz and Coates|
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