So one of the miracle people we are teaching right now is the Zavala family. So the husband is a member and he has a super cool story! He's from Mexico but moved to LA because his parents died when he was really young. And so then when he was in California he picked up the guitar and writing music and people saw a lot of potential in him. So he went to Mexico to get big and he joined this band called "The Smiles" which I guess is like the Beatles in Mexico so he was like SUPER famous. But missionaries would pass by his house all the time and try to talk to him but he kept telling them no. They came by around five or six times and eventually he let them in and gave them ten minutes to share what they wanted to. They shared basically that we have a loving Heavenly Father, because Hermano had no belief or knowledge of God. But at the end he told them not to waste their time on him and that he doesn't want to meet with them. At one point in his life he came to a point where he had a lot of health problems because he was drinking a lot. He was at the hospital and pretty much on his death bed and the doctors would say that he wasn't going to live. But he remembered what the missionaries had told him about 2 years before, that if he had faith in God he can to anything. So right then and there he made a promise with God that if he saved him he would do anything and everything to serve him. So miraculously he was healed and he knew the church was true. By he time he got out the hospital he lost a lot of his money because of all the things he had to pay for medically, so he just became like a regular person. But he went to Mexico to share BofMs with everyone and he helped a lot of people. But then later he met his wife and they just recently got married three weeks ago! So now we are teaching his wife and she is going to be baptized on the 20th of August! Super exciting and she is so ready. She asked us at our last lesson, "what do I need to do to get baptized?" So it was just great! They are a really cool family.
One day we were outside walking to go to a lesson and a lady was talking with her family and then saw us and smiled and waved really excitingly. She later walked into the building and we were just standing outside figuring where the trailer is. She then came back out from the building and came to talk to us. She is from Georgia and is a recent convert from about four years. She was here visiting her aunt and uncle who are having a lot of health problems right now and they are in the middle of moving. So luckily we were put into her path so we could help them move! We did that pretty much all morning on Saturday and it went really well! The rest of her family aren't
members but she knows they will be someday! We actually had an English fireside that our stake was hosting so we were able to go to that and we invited the family we helped move as well! They came and it was absolutely beautiful. A lot the message was focused on the Book of Mormon and the power that it has. This week definitely the BofM had been a huge influence on my day to day knowledge, and diligence in the gospel. It really does contain the fullness of the gospel and everything in there is to help us know the bible is true, I know that Christ died for us, and sooooo much more. I actually finished it this week for the first time reading it in Spanish. But I never get tired of the promise that is at the end in Moroni 10:3-5. I definitely invite you all to read it and find out for yourself if it is true, and it will be manifest to you thought the paper of the Holy Ghost. Don't take that book for granted because it is a lot more precious than you think!
|So one day this week pretty much at every house that we went to we|
were given something is what I ended up with at the end of the night.
|Hit my 9 month mark this week...|
|At the service project we did, they had a BUNCH of old antique stuff that was all rusted that her dad gave her. It makes for a really good picture!|
|We are all but crazy if you can't tell, but we do have a lot of fun!|
|Fotos from district meeting :) and it was sister Duiais birthday so|
that's why she has a cake.