Santo Domingo is SO beautiful!!Hey there everyone!
Wow this week was a week full of miracles. One right after another. It is awesome to know that when we are worthy, Heavenly Father is so willing to use us in the best of ways in order to bless the lives of others. As a missionary we are constantly finding ways to be better and serve in a more effective manner. What I love most is that we have a companion! I have learned to trust my companion a ton! haha at first it was because I had too but now it is because I want too. During lessons at times I feel we should take a complete 180 degree turn and go in an opposite direction and then after we talk about it and how he was feeling the exact same way too! We are doing great as a companionship and are learning one from another.
One of the crazy things that happened this week was we were teaching a family about how we need to read the Book of Mormon and if we don't we wont find the answer we are looking for. We testified that if they would read, their lives would be changed because we know this book can change lives. Then that took a wild turn and they started asking about what does it mean to change a life.. Then that is when we had the impression to literally start the lesson all over. So we were about 15 minutes into the lesson and decided that we needed to pray again and in the prayer ask for the spirit to help us see if the book was true. Then after that we waited for what it seemed like an hour haha But then the impression came to us that we were going to read the Book of Mormon together. But then the question came.. What are we going to read? That is when it got a little bit interesting.. haha We literally felt like we were doing a magic trick because after the prayer we waited a bit, then said to take the book and to open it to any random page and there would be the answer they were looking for. As we were saying this I was just praying with all my heart that this would be a Liahona story instead of a fail story that you see in a missionary journal haha So he preceded to open it up to Mosiah 28 verses 2 and 3 where it talks about how the spirit of the Lord worked in them and they were the vilest of sinners.. BOOM!! Miracle! crazy how the spirit works!! We were shocked just as much as they were. The spirit was so strong and they all said they felt something different. It was an amazing experience and one that although was super awesome, isn't sufficient for a true conversion. I know it takes a lot of hard work and constant prayer. I love this gospel and I know we always have and hear these crazy miracles.. But that isn't what changes us truly. It may be a start but what truly changes us is the work we put in and the process as a whole. I love this gospel and especially Jesus Christ allowing us to be partakers of salvation. I love you all!
Oh another crazy story. we were feeling pretty gutsy today while we decided to go fishing and then as we were digging up worms, decided to eat one of them!! At first it just tasted like dirt.. and then actually when it bursts in your mouth.. that is when it got interesting and hopefully don't get sick from it!! haha But it was a good experience.
The people here are so so so friendly! Like you say Hi and right then it sparks up a conversation!
I love this opportunity to serve the Lord!
We cut this coconut from a tree, cut it and drank it...pretty cool!!!
P-day Adventures :)