Monday, August 1, 2016

Week of August 1, 2016

Hola Mama,
Estoy super bien y feliz, tuvimos una experiencia muy espiritual este semana y vimos los frutos de nuestro trabajo. First, we also got the call today for transfers, and I will be staying in the area with my companion so I am happy for that, the transfers pass by faster and faster each time. 
So we had 3 investigators come to church, Elias, Brenda and another lady who doesn`t live in the area but was visiting her mom who is a member. 
So the situation with Elias was that he had been attending the other church of the guy who payed people to get baptized, but Elias wasn`t sure of what to do. We hadn`t talked to him in a few weeks, to give him some time to think and not pressure him. So this week we went to the church and had a lesson with him there, we watched the video of the restoration and then we all went to the chapel and we talked about receiving an answer from God if the things we teach are true. We all knelt down and then we asked Elias to offer a prayer and ask God if what we had taught was true and to wait in silence after his prayer to pay attention to what he felt after. So he offered the prayer and I could feel the spirit very strong and I was wondering if he could too. After a little silence, we asked him how he felt, and he said he felt something in his head whisper as he finished his prayer and he felt a sense of peace. He stood up and told us he wanted to be baptized! It was a testimony to me of the power of the Holy Ghost, it isn`t the missionaries that convert people, it's the Holy Ghost.
He attended church on Sunday and we announced his baptism for this Saturday, and Brenda attended church with her family too. The only thing that she needs is the signature of her mom for her baptismal form, but their family said the mom will sign it this week (she lives in a different part).
We are working hard and are now seeing some of the fruits of our labors, the guy you talked with (Allan) is our branch mission leader, he goes with us sometimes to lessons and is waiting for his mission call, we think it will arrive this week!
Not much else new, glad to see you and Abbey and Camille are enjoying your time before school starts.
Our area has a river, but its not very big at all, the area is called Colonia Thompson, maybe that will help you find it better. It is close to Ypane and Nemby.
Hope you have a great week, I loved the kayaking pictures haha, can`t wait to hear from you soon!
Always keeping you and the family in my prayers!

Elder Spiro

Some pictures with Elias and Kevin, a member in the branch

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