Monday, April 13, 2009

General Conference

Life is great.

Conference was awesome. Unfortunately, we missed the first session due to bad planning and miscommunication. The whole thing was in Spanish, but surprisingly I understood a lot and it really gave me a new look on life and (life in the mission). I really loved Elder Holland's talk on Christ. It brought the message home of what we believe. It was really special we had 12 of our investigators in the church with us.

We have 6 baptismal dates.
Quelli Huaymacari(24)-11deAbril
Mishel y Ema (16 y 11) 18deAbril
Nohelia (15)18deAbril
Miguel (17) 25deAbril

We had some really spiritual experiences this week. Enrique is the dad of one of the members in our branch. We got the reference and went to there house with the member. She had said that they are really hard to talk to about religion and might not be interested. That idea was correct. When we said hi to him and started talking he was kind of hesitant in letting us in and talking, but his daughter was with us with his grandchild. He let us in....we taught him about Lesson 3 and we asked him about baptism. He accepted.

He told us the last time that we visited that him and his wife were kind of fighting a little. Things were kind of bad. He said that when we came in and taught him, things started to change. We are now going to talk to his wife and see if we can get her with the same baptismal date.

We also had another cool experience.
We were walking down a busy road on the way to an appointment, when a guy stopped us and told us that he wanted us to visit him the next day. We wrote down his information and visited him the next day. We were a little late because we didn’t know where he lived. But luckily we found his house and while we were waiting for him to open the door, glanced in the house to know who he was. We saw pictures and quotes of evangelical stuff. We have once in a while people that will invite us in very happy, and later we figure out they want us to bible bash. Well this was a little different. He invited us in and locked his door...weird.....we sat down (we were a little nervous) and talked to him. He had his family there and we start talking. He isn’t married but was receiving lessons from other missionaries. After a time they moved and he hasn’t gone to church since. He knew who we were and wanted to talk to us about investigating again.

So far nothing has happened but we are planning on meeting him again.

Guess what mom; Elder Layton is in my ZONE. He was the very first person I knew, my companion in the MTC...and everything. He is the MAXIMO.

I know that this is the work of the Lord and that we as missionaries are the instruments to get the job done the right way.

I love you all so much and hope that you guys are all doing great.
-Elder Griffin

1 comment:

Sarita de Fatima said...

I'm very surprised...!!

espero que siga con los mismo animos de siempre..!

en la rama Libertad lo recordamos mucho :) !!
take care!