Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

This was the week of miracles and of many trials!  As I talked about before we have a huge vision for this transfer and where we want this area to be.  So obviously we are working extremely hard and are expecting miracles.  That is something I love about this gospel, Gos promises us miracles and it is a righteous desire to expect them.  
   So this week we have Clara and Rodrigo.  And also their adorable 3 year old chavvy! Clara is the most prepared person I have ever met before.  She loves this gospel and is now just trying to get her husband rodrigo on board.  Clara reads the Book of Mormon every day and understands this gospel perfectly.  And Rodrigo was not interested at first but he truly has some deep questions and wants to know the truth.  We want them to be baptized so bad and go through the temple as soon as possible.  They are the perfect family!  And our biggest miracle was when they both showed up at church last week!  We are praying and fasting for a miracle this transfer with them!  It can happen but it will require the Lord's help!!  
   Then we have Nayeli who is 18 years old and loves learning about this gospel!  Her entire life she has been so confused about what is true and where she stands with God.  But now she is finding the answers she has always wanted.  She is going to be baptized soon we hope!  And when we first met with her she said that she would never go to church with us!  But she showed up at church yesterday and it was after the first time she worked night shift!  It was a huge sacrifice for her!  But she loved it and we are thrilled.  
    Our next big miracle was with a 14 year old boy named Beto.  We used to teach Beto months ago and he wanted to be baptized but wouldn't come to church.  And he didn't have a phone so it was always so hard to get a hold of him.  But this week I felt really prompted to stop by his house.  so we did.  And he loved seeing us and asked where we had been!  that he was ready to be baptized and wanted this more then anything.  The only thing that is hard is his grandma is living with him and she is devout catholic.  But if we can get his 16 yr old sister Yereli on board then they will both be baptized and never turn back.  Yereli knows this gospel is true and reads the BOM every single day.  But she has just decided it's not right for her in this time of her life.  which is crazy because she knows it is true!  so we are praying for a miracle with Yereli so both her and Beto can be baptized!  
   And then we still have Margarita who is on date.  But she is exhausting to work with.  I love that woman to death but she has so much going on in her life that it is hard to catch her and at times she doesn't understand the importance of the little things.  Like going to church and reading the BOM every single day.  but we are still helping her.
    As you can all see we have so many GOLDEN people who are prepared to accept this gospel.  But this sunday it was hard not to get discouraged.  Only Nayeli showed up at church and we were so confused why no one else did.  We did everything we could possibly do to get them there.  I love this work with all of my heart but it is hard.  You work so hard and do everything possible but people still have their agency.  Which is the greatest gift God gives us but it is also the most frustrating.  We need to see so many miracles this transfer to help these people.  And when you work so hard but never see the fruits of your labors it is hard to expect miracles at times.  But we both are holding to the promise that God made to both of us personally.  That this transfer we would see success and see the fruits of our labors.  And for that I am excited to see miracles.  And see this gospel change more peoples lives.
   I love my mission and I love this gospel!  thanks for all of the love and support I have back home!  Have a great week!!
   Hermana Adair

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