THE ONE WHERE I AM TRAINING!! 3/01
Yup, so this week we had changes and I have been called to be a trainer! My daughter (companion but in the mission I am her mom and she is my daughter) is brand new! She has 2 dyas now in Chile and she is from Brasil! I also have to teach her Spanish. I know she will learn fast with the Gift of Tongues and with living here in Chile so I have no worries. She already speaks SO much more than I did when I came to Chile so we will be fine! She is from the south part of Brasil so her accent is very very strong! BUT we live with 2 other Hermanas also from Brasil sooo I have learned to understand what she is saying because I am used to the accent. I am living with 3 Brasilians and the two Elders in my ward are Brasilian too... looks like I am going to be learning some Portuguese!! I am pumped!
I have one goal as a trainer, and it is for her to learn to LOVE the mission with all her heart, might, mind, and soul. With all the tribulations and all, because she will have them. I know that the Lord is watching over each one of us and hears us. Speaking of that, Knechtel and I had a miracle and blessing of faith happen our last Sunday together. We had invited an Investigador to come to church, Luiz actually. HE told us on Monday that he would come. We had another appoinment with him on Saturday in the afternoon. HE ended up canceling the appoinment but told us he would be there Sunday! We were very excited. Sunday came and at we called him to make suree that he was coming, His wife answered the phone and told us that he was still sleeping and didnt want to go to chruch. She quickly hug up the phone before we even had a change to understand why he didnt want to go. As we hung up the phone, we looked at eahother with sadness in our eyes and, well pouted for a second. But then we both looked at eachother and said "No, Luiz is coming to church!" We decided to pray and ask our Heavenly Father to help Luiz wake up and have the desire to go to church! We had so much faith that he was going to go that I even made sure there was a spot right next to me in the Sacrament Meeting for him to take! As time passed by, we kept our eyes on the door waiting for Luiz. Then at the last minute, in comes walking Luiz with his church clothes on and a Book of Mormon in his hands. My eyes filled up with tears as this cute little old man walked into church. It was a HUGE testimony builder and faith builder for me to see just how real pray is and the amazing miracles that can come from a simple prayer with a lot of faith. That is why my missin motto is WORK HARD, PRAY HARDER. It was the greatest blessing to see him at church and listening to every word the speakers had to say. I am excited to keep teaching him and see where it goes.
PICS WITH MY HIJA!!!