Wow was this week just fantastic!! We were really blessed by the Lord in every little moment. From talking with people in the streets to teaching to finding new investigators, everything was lead by the Spirit. We have been fasting a lot lately to realmente find people who are searching for the gospel. Who are looking to change their lives and willing to do the compromissos that we are leaving with them and this week, the Lord answered our prayers. Some of our new investigators we found because we were impressed to talk with them in the rua(street). Others we found trying to find someone different. I remember earlier this week, we were walking down the street trying to find a certain house number when we stopped to see if we were close. Then out of nowhere, a little old lady walked up to us, stopped, and started to stare at us. We started to talk with her and asked if we could share a message with her. She said yes and we followed her inside. Once we got inside, we started to talk to her and her husband when their niece (Anne) walked in. Anne has about 30 years and was dropping by because she needed to pick up her daughter from school but lived a little bit longe so walks até her aunt and uncle's house to later go to her daughter´s school. So we started to talk to her too about Heavenly Father, Cristo and how They love us imensamente and are there to always help us. Man the Spirit began to fill the room and you could really feel this love. After we had left, the member that was with us said that that lesson was different than any other she had been to with the missionaries. She said that not only could you feel the Spirit but also love and peace. We went back another day to see if we could find Anne at her uncle´s again. Luckily we did and started to teach the restoration. She started to tell us that she wants us to go to her home and teach her there. She also started to tell us that she is trying to find peace and happiness in her life and that we are helping her do so. You could say we're a bit excited to continue working/helping her.
We found vários people like Anne who are really searching for something but don't know where to find it. I know that this is because we had the companionship of the Spirit and this was possible because of jejum(fasting) and oração(prayer). I have come to learn that when we diligente seek for something that is pleasing unto the Lord, we will find it. It may not come at the time we want or expect it to come but according to the Lord's vontade(will) and time, it will come. We just need to keep believing and trust in the Lord that it will all work out because it will. The Lord's will is always better than our will. This has been a huge lesson that I am learning here in the mission. I know that Heavenly Father has a purpose behind everything He does. We just need to rely on Him and realize that everything turns out so much better when we trust in the Lord.
Sunday we also had a cool experience with one of our investigators. It was the first time we had gone there to teach him and went with a few members that were his friends. After we had gotten to know him and shared a message, it was prayer time. One of the members did it and at the end, he was very interested in how we really talk to God while we were praying instead of saying the same thing over and over again. We started to explain how when we pray, we imagine as if Heavenly Father is in front of us and converse with Him like any other person. I know that He is always there and has time to listen to us. He has tons of children to take care of but has time to listen to us individually. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. That He knows us by name. I am so grateful to have a Father in heaven who loves me no matter what just like my parents here on earth. :) I am so grateful to know that no matter where I am, I am never ever alone. None of us are. What a great comfort this is! I love my Heavenly Father and all that He does for me!
I love you all so much! Have the most awesomely spectacular week ever!!!
p.s. FELIZ DIA DOS PAIS!!! (Sunday it was father's day here...weird how it's different né?)