Oh my goodness this week was like so crazy spiritual. In the words of President Taggart we drank out of a fire hydrant. Okay, so to start it off, I got invited to Mission Leader Council. President said he invited a few extras because the topics that were going to be discussed where going to be enforced by zone leaders and sister training leaders at least until May. (yikes. buckle up.) Anyway, it was such a blessing to be there. Brother Donaldson was there representing the General Missionary Board and he was the mission president of the San Diego CA mission when District 2 was filmed. So basically it was an 8 hour meeting and my poor little hand couldn't write all the things he said fast enough. Seriously, it was unreal. SO much revelation. Our mission is undergoing major changes and unfortunately, some leader weren't too happy about it and started raising concerns. Brother Donaldson at the end got up and said, "The Presidency and Apostles know this mission. They have major plans for this New Jersey Morristown Mission coming up in the near future. We are making these changes so that you can be ready for it" That silenced the whole place real fast. I love my mission.
I learned sooo many things during that training. He told a lot about how this is the Lord's work. He requires our mind. We need to get creative. Well my problem is I have enough time in the mission where I have kinda just gotten into the same mode. If everything falls through, well then we are going tracting, and we are gonna contact until my feet ache. he was just like GET CREATIVE. so he discussed new ways to go about the work of the Lord. So we were struggling getting really solid new investigadores. So I got back from the training, unloaded my 8 new pages of notes on my poor companion, and we basically did a 180. Three days later, we have 3 solid referrals from members, all with dates that we are going to go back and teach their friends either with them, or in their home.
BIG NEWS. LIKE THE BEST BIGGEST NEW EVER. So we went over to teach the Guerreros and we taught about eternal families and they had a lot of questions about eternal marriage and saying how that is what they want. We talked about how it is possible as we simply live the gospel. Well Fabiola has been workingfor YEARS now, and after the whole lesson she asks her husband oscar, "should I tell them?" and he was yes! She said that she got Sundays off!!. She said that starting in 2 weeks, she can come back to church. They were waiting for us to come over to tell us and it was a surprise for Oscar, their son, as well! I was just so excited! It was so cool too because a couple weeks back, he committed Oscar (the son who got baptized a month ago) to fast especially for that. It was so cool to see his reaction and for him to see the power of fasting.
ALSO, at church last Sunday, we had 2 less active families that we are working with come back to church. seeing them walk into the church was like they were getting back home after a long vacation. You could just tell that it was back to the normal routine and they were so happy. I love this work. The love the gospel. Its such a source of happiness! Our Heavenly Father never asks us to do something we will regret! He just blesses us over and over.