The weeks are honestly flying by!! I can´t believe that Christmas is around the corner, then New Year’s, and we will be in 2014! It is craziness!!
This week was full of miracles. We have come across so many new people who are seeking peace during this season of Christmas. So early on in the week we were knocking doors, at one house the lady didn’t want anything to do with us. She gave all the typical excuses, she was busy, cooking, cleaning, no we couldn’t help plus, she had to take her sickly mother to the hospital and pick up her kids from school. We asked if perhaps we could enter to offer a prayer in behalf of her mother. She paused in her list of excuses and opened the door, allowing us to enter. We knelt together and offered a simple prayer, asking God to bless her mother and her entire household. As we got up to leave she thanked us profoundly, wished us well in all of our endeavors and testified of Christ and the faith and love that she has for him. It was wonderful to see the change in her countenance from apparent frustration when she first opened the door to the joy and thanks that she expressed as we left. This gospel of Jesus Christ truly offers peace and hope.
The other great miracle this week happened when we were contacting in the street. We met a lady named Nelly. She gave us her address and said that we could visit her the next day in the morning. The next morning we found her home and knocked on the door. A different woman answered, and asked us what we needed. We explained who we are and asked if Nelly was home. The woman then went on to explain that Nelly does own the house but is currently living in Lima. The woman said that Nelly hasn’t been here in Lambayeque for weeks and will not return for weeks more. We were incredibly confused, as we had talked to Nelly just the day before there in Lambayeque. As we continued to talk with the woman, she told us that she was in fact also a Mormon. She explained that when she moved here about 5 years ago she never transferred her records and never had visited the church here. We were so excited at the news, and eagerly invited her to return to Church and take part in the many blessings that awaited her. We testified that there are no coincidences, and that there is a purpose for us having knocked on her door. She acknowledged the truth of the miracle and agreed to again apply the gospel in her life.
All in all it was a wonderful week. I am so grateful for the opportunity to see miracles first hand. I love this work. I know that God is directing the minute details of our lives. Look for the everyday miracles, record them in your journal, and fall to your knees in thanks for the bounty that he bestows on us every day.
Thank you for all of your love, prayers, and letters.