[Email Dated September 15, 2011]
Good to hear that things are going good back home, and for Elder Peacock in the MTC. Tell him not to worry about Spanish...it WILL come. talk it as much as you can because that’s how you start to remember things, like words and phrases.
This week we had an amazing experience. On Friday and Saturday, everything was falling through....EVERYTHING. People that were really starting to progress told us they didn’t want anything and that they were ok with what they had. I was feeling down. Almost like all the work we had been doing in the whole area for the whole change just kind of collapsed in a few short days. I studied patience and hope a lot at night because I really did feel pretty low. Our area was looking weak. On Saturday I started a fast...just asking the Lord to bless us with something good in the area. On Sunday, my prayers were answered. We had 7 people go to church...4 of them for the first time. Which is a really good number when you consider that we live 30 minutes away from the church and that it starts at 9 in the morning.
But the Lord blessed us with even more than that.
After sacrament meeting, one of our investigators, Mauricio, approached us and asked if we could talk. Earlier in the week he had told us that he wanted to wait to get baptized. He then told us that he was thinking about it and he decided that he wanted to get baptized. Our jaws dropped. It was almost like a dream. We went with him real quick to get his clothes and we had his baptismal service after church. So amazing. Our area changed in just one day to everything falling through, to tons of people progressing and a baptism. And it was because we worked with diligence and patience and put our trust in the Lord.
I love you all, my time is up, but I will write more on Monday.
And this is my joy