Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 8th, 2015 Week 13

Hola Familia,

This week went by really fast.  Miracles were abundant and testimony building! Thank you so much for your prayers for the Wallace family, it means a lot to me that it doesn't matter who needs prayers, but as members of the church we don't need to know them to pray for them! How wonderful is that?  I haven't eaten any weird foods this week, but I'm sure they are a'comin'! 

These past several days were also very stressful, primarily over Veronica De La Rosa . She has been MIA because she got evicted from her home and she doesn't have anywhere to stay. When we went by to visit and figure out where she was going to go, her neighbors told us that she left just 2 days earlier to Parma. This was so frustrating because she doesn't have a cellphone, so she can't call us. But out of nowhere, that same day, she called us from a different number to tell us that she was coming back and still does not have anywhere to stay. So we dropped everything and went to help her. Somehow, by some small miracle, we were able to call the branch relief society president and house her and her 4 sweet boys for the night. We were also able to put her in a motel for the next few days on the condition that they come to church on Sunday.  I don't want to share too many details for the sake of confidentiality, but I will say that those boys deserve so much more than the cards they were dealt in this life. 

On Thursday we had Zone Conference! This is where all the areas of Ontario and Le Grande get together so President Cannon could address us. This meeting was focused on The Sacrament. In our weekly letters from President Cannon, he asked us to write a talk about the Sacrament.  He said he would randomly ask 3 people to give their talks at zone conference. Guess who got asked to speak?  It came as no surprise to me because I just knew that I was going to be picked.  Call it divine revelation haha :) I was also asked in advance to sing a duet with our DL, Elder Homer, to 'As Now We Take The Sacrament'.  There were approximately 50 missionaries present. They came from Le Grande and Ontario. The trainings and lectures from President Cannon and Sister Cannon were also very good! But the best part of the whole 6 1/2 hour meeting was actually taking the Sacrament!!!!!  President had to get special permission from the First Presidency to conduct this sacred Sacrament experience for us. This was certainly something I will never forget. 

On Friday, we visited another investigator named Eva. She has 5 kids and is a single mother (just like every other woman we visit, there is no father figure in the home). We came with the hope of having a family home evening and teaching her about the importance of family relationships, coming to church together, etc.. When we got there, the house was a mess and everything seemed in chaos!  We were able to control her kids so that we could talk to her alone. Since we spent so much time settling her kids, we didn't have much time left to teach her, so instead we reverted to our backup plan of showing her a movie clip about the Savior's resurrection.  It moved her to tears. Wanting to let the silence linger so the Holy Ghost could testify to her, we sat there for what seemed like 5 minutes before I spoke up and testified of how we believe in a living Christ in my broken Spanish. Oh it was amazing!  I even shed a tear or two. That was my miracle of the week. 

Sunday was a miracle in itself too.  Almost all of our progressing investigators attended church!! With all of the busy schedules and hectic lives these people lead, it brought a huge smile to my face seeing them come through the doors one by one. That evening was busy for us too. We were invited to 3 different birthday/graduation/baby shower celebrations.  Although we were only able to attend 2 of them, we were very grateful to spend time with our investigators and show them our love by our attendance.

When everyone reads this email, I would encourage y'all to explore the reason why we attend church and what the Sacrament really symbolizes. I promise that as y'all read from the scriptures and pray for inspiration- you won't be disappointed! The Savior lives!

Have a blessed week!

Hermana Moss :)

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