The One with the Series of FORTUNATE Events! 5/24
Hello everyone! This week was great and it was one of the best that I have had in my 11 months in the mission!! My companion and I have been working very hard these last few months to put a baptismal date and to have a baptism! But it was just not coming! We were a little down and we were a little confused on what Heavenly Father was doing! It was a few months of stress and hard hard work. I felt that I was doing my part but the miracles just werent coming! I remember at one point I even said.. "I have gone my furthest and I cant seem to go anymore!" Well once I hit this point, I really learned to put 100% trust in the Lord and having "a perfect brightness of hope" (2 Nefi 31:20). This is when I learned the patience part! WE LEARN DILIGENCE WHEN WE DO OUR PART AND THEN WE LEARN PATIENCE WHEN GOD DOES HIS! It was a time that I needed to learn patience and learn the difference of things I could change and the things that I cant! It was a time difficult, but important and vital for my personal growth here in my Chile! Just when I thought I could not go anymore, HEavenly Father pushed me ONE STEP MORE! Well as we were continuing to work and learning to depend on one another and on our Father in Heaven... a MIRACLE HAPPENED! We had a lesson with an investigadora for the third time! We taught her about the Gospel of Christ and had the intention to put a baptismal date with her! We got there and taught a lesson that was one of the best lessons I have ever had! In the end she looked at us and said "Hermanas I have been searching for this truth my entire life and have never been able to find it.... until now with you!" WHAT?? CRAZY! The Spirit was so strong in the room. It was calm and feelings full of happiness. She then asked us if she could get baptized and that she knows she needs to be baptized! We put a date with her right away and it happens that she is going to be baptised June 17.. my Birthday! BEST PRESENT EVER! Her name is Ellen and she is the Miracle that I have been working for. Hermana Viana and I have grown together so much and because of our hard work and trust in the Lord, we found our Miracle Ellen!