Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Windows of Heaven


Como estan todos?! Todo esta muy bien aqui en California!!
This week was awesome!! We had a couple super cool things happen. First: we started doing our Windows of Heaven program again because we are in need of more investigators (I told you about that right? Pretty much we just pray to ask God where people who are ready to hear the gospel are and then we go and there for at least an hour) Well anyways, we did 3 of them this week. For the first one, both me and my companion thought of Rocio, a member in our ward, but it was confusing cause she is like the only hispanic person that lives where she lives. But we went anyways, and as we were praying before we started both of us thought that we should go to her house and see if her husband was there cause he isn't a member. So we did that. About 2 minutes after we got inside the house and were talking to her and her husband, someone knocked on the door. Isabel, one of our formers who we have had a really hard time getting a hold of came to the door. It was awesome. So we got to make contact with her, help her with some things she needed, and then afterwards we were able to teach Rocio's husband and we are going to start teaching him today. So cool!! We were definitely guided to go there.
Second one: We thought of Via Lomas, which is like where everyone and their dog lives. It is literally a mini Mexico. We got there, I was not in a super good mood and I didn't really want to do it, but we had promised the Lord we were going to be there at that time and talk to everyone we saw. So we did. It was crazy, like the second person we talked to was a member from Guatemala who has been looking for the church since he got here 5 months ago and he doesn't know anybody. He said that the night before he was talking to the bishop and prayed that he would be able to find someone from the church to help him, and then we showed up. So cool. But that's not all, his friend was next to him and we talked to him about the first vision. He pretty much started crying and told us that he had never felt like that before. Like he has always been confused with which church was right, and we have a return appointment with him. The Lord is amazing.
Third one: We went to a different complex and were talking to people for a while. We were almost on our way out when we ran into an 18 year old. He let us sit down and teach him the first vision as well. He is going through a whole bunch right now, but he wants to meet with us again as well. So awesome. Three new investigators in one week when you ask the Lord where you should go.
Also this week Elder Falabella (a member of the 70) came and visited us. It was super cool! He was awesome! Him and his wife are from Guatemala so we got to talk to them in Spanish. His wife doesn't know very much English so she spoke to us in Spanish and an elder translated for her, but it was pretty cool to be able to understand her in her own language. It was even more awesome because afterwards we were talking to President and we told him one of our miracle stories and he had us go over to the Falabella's and tell it to them in Spanish. I felt so cool talking to a general authority. :)
One more thing...I'm running out of time. But we had an awesome lesson with Tino yesterday. Well it was all Hermana Johnson. One of his friends was there at his house and so I talked to him (and we are actually going to start teaching him!) and Hermana Johnson taught Tino. I was so proud of her! She did the whole lesson by herself and she understood everything he said! And he is hard to understand sometimes. But she said the spirit was super strong. She talked to him about baptism. He said he had a dream where he was Joseph Smith and he was reading the Book of Mormon. He was confused why he needed to be baptized again if there is only "one faith and one baptism" but she explained to him that he needed to be immersed and by the authority for it to count. Then she committed to stop taking lessons from the Testigos de Jehovah and he said yes!!! He is getting closer and closer to baptism it is so exciting! We told him that he has 6 weeks to do it cause there is a chance one of us could leave in 6 weeks, and he is actually thinking about it. So cool.
Anyways, I am completely out of time. Sorry I didn't write yesterday, the libraries were closed. But I love you all, I miss you, and don't forget that God loves you too!
Con much amor,
Hermana Johnson

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