I’m Training!!! Hermana Segovia from España!! She is really great!! She doesn´t even need to be trained—she´s just ready to get going to work but she´s having a rough time adjusting, so if you could all keep her in your prayers I would really appreciate that, and I know that it will help her too! I have a bunch of photos to send you! I took a ton because I thought for sure I was going to leave but nope. Hermana Sanchez and I got to be companions again for a few hours while we were waiting for the newbies to arrive, it was fun. We ate subway. Not the same and so much better there (in the US), but it was a nice break from pasta and milanesa!
This week was good. It was hard to contact a few investigators, but the ward is so great and wants to help us!!! I´ve got to tell you the funniest story!! So Saturday night we went to visit an old investigator but he wasn´t there so we talked with the guy that opened the door, Vladimir. He told us a long story about his life and we told him how the Gospel could help, and he said he would come to church and that a couple hours after we could meet to talk more. So in the morning, Sunday, we went to go to church with him and he wasn´t there. Then we went for the appointment later and a different guy answered the door, and when we asked for Vladimir he went up the stairs and when he came down there was someone following him that looked a lot like Vladimir. We had talked with him in the dark, so I thought that I couldn’t recognize his face very well. We didn´t have a woman with us so I said, “hey let´s go to the park and we can talk a few minutes.” So, he said ok and followed us there. We sat down and I started in like this: So last night you said “you wanted to talk more about such and such” and he said “I didn´t talk with you last night.” I was like, “Are you Vladimir?” He said “No, I´m Victor, his little brother.” Shock and awe! Haha! So I asked him “So why did you follow us to the park?” He said “Well, you said let´s go to the park to talk so I went to the park.” We taught him about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon. He had a lot of good questions, and he said he would think about his baptismal date for the 18th of May!
There are two things in this world that I don´t believe in: LUCK and COINCIDENCES. THEY DO NOT EXIST! There are only BLESSINGS and THE HAND OF GOD. Like Moroni says in Moroni 10:6-7 (or something close) all GOOD things come from GOD. Not from some imaginary power that has no source or purpose in existing. GOD- they come from God. THIS is the work of Heavenly Father. THIS is the truth. All the people in the world can say that the sky is green, and all the people in the world can believe that the sky is green, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is blue. All the people in the world can say the Joseph Smith wasn´t a prophet, that he didn´t see Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, and all the people in the world can believe that Joseph Smith wasn´t a prophet, that he didn´t see Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, but that doesn´t change the FACT that Joseph Smith WAS A PROPHET, that he DID see Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. All the people in the world can say that it´s foolish to give up our lives and desires to work in cause of Christ, and all the people in the world can believe that it is foolish to give up our lives and desires to work in the cause of Christ, but that doesn´t change the FACT that WE MUST give up our lives and desires to WORK IN THE CAUSE OF CHRIST. If we do not, we can not receive ETERNAL LIFE. THAT is the TRUTH. No matter what they say or do, the TRUTH NEVER CHANGES! God being the Source of it. The truth being known, LET´S WORK IN THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!!! That we may win the prize AND bring our brothers with us! A single soul cannot be exalted but many souls shall be received with gladness into the mansions of exaltation. THAT is the Work of Salvation. And THAT is a small price to pay for EVERLASTING HAPPINESS.
I love you all and pray that we may continue brothers in the faith!
P.S. Mom, I thought you might like the analogy "THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!!" I hope you remember what that is from! (note from Mom: This is from an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in case any of your were wondering.)
Megan and Hermana Sanchez
Megan and Cinthia
Hermana Mowry and Hermana Dunn
The Despedida of missionaries
The Congresso Group
Megan and Johan