So from last week, I completely forgot to tell you. Gabriela, one of our investigators, had her baby blessed in sacrament meeting. How cool is that? It was such a sweet blessing. It talked about Gael--her son--growing up to be a missionary and sharing the restored gospel with others. It was so sweet!
This week has been superb. We have found & been able to talk with so many amazing people.
Yesterday, we went by a former investigator, Ray. He was not really interested in continuing learning about our church, but when we asked him who he knew that needed help, he immediately pointed to his neighbor across the street. So, we went to go talk to his neighbor. We knocked on the door, and a lady answered. Susan was very nice, but told us they were really busy with some things right then, and didn't really have time for us. So, we turned and walked away.
As we were walking to the car, we hear someone whistle and say, "Ladies!". we turned around, and the lady was out on her lawn, and waved us back. We went back, she invited us inside, and brought out her husband, Todd. He has had some serious health issues the last couple months, and has had a really hard time seeing the good in life. He told us about himself, how he used to be a really optimistic person, and would always think positively, but since having so many surgeries and health problems, and near death experiences, he just doesn't see the point anymore. Susan, his wife, said she would really appreciate it if we talked with them and prayed as well.
Todd told us more of his story, which reminded Hermana Cannon of a scripture--Ether 12:4. We talked about how our Faith in Jesus Christ leads us to have hope for a better world. That because of all Jesus Christ did, we can live with God once again. Todd talked some more about how much he hates being sick. He feels demeaned by his health. He sometimes doesn't have the strength to get up off the floor. He wants someone who understands. We shared with him Alma 7:11-12, and talked about how much the Savior truly loves us and knows exactly how we are feeling in every moment. He began to cry , and told us how much he wants to know and feel closer to God. We talked a bit about the Book of Mormon, and he said he wanted to read one. We had to go out to our car and get one in English, and when we returned and gave it to him, he started reading it right then and there.
There was so much love I felt for Todd and Susan--two people I had never met before, nor do I know them very well, but what I do know, is that God loves them, and knows them perfectly. It was quite amazing to feel just a smidgen of the love God has for them.
I know this Gospel is true with all my heart. I know it can and will help anybody with the trials they are experiencing in life.
I love you all so much! Have a wonderful week.