Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Led by the Spirit

Hi Everyone!

It´s been a while since I´ve shared a fun fact, so here´s a quick one. Here in Mexico they like to fry their food. Everything is cooked on the stove with a lot of grease. Because of that, no one here really uses the oven. So most people, if they have an oven, keep pots and pans in it. If they do have to use the oven to make a cake or something, they have to take out all of their pots and pans first, which I find pretty funny.

Well, we had a really good week this week. Vanesa and Diego are progressing really well, and Diego has agreed to be baptized October 23rd! We also have another investigator, a young girl named Valeria, who also wants to be baptized that day because it´s the day she turns 10. Hopefully they will all be able to be baptized that day. Valeria is the daughter of a less-active member, but the whole family is returning to church thanks to the faith and desire of their little girl. 

Quick miracle: We received a referral, Elizabeth, from a sister in our ward that we were going to visit last Saturday, but the hermana couldn´t accompany us so we were on our own to find the house. All we knew was the street name and the colonia, and we forgot our map of the colonia. We asked a few people in the street, but no one knew where the street was, so we ended up literally just wandering around. I eventually suggested that we visit another hermana, maybe she would know where the street was, and as we were walking there, we passed the street!! But we still didn´t know which house it was. We were just about to knock on some random door to ask if an Elizabeth lived there when a woman came out of a house and called out to us "Hermanitas!" And it was her!! She had seen us because my companion nearly tripped and fell into her fence, so I guess she heard that and came to see what the problem was. 

We had a beautiful little visit with her. Elizabeth has been going some very hard times. She has a 3 month old son, but her husband just left her. She lost her job, her car stopped working, and she lost her phone all at the same time. She really just needs a lot of help and love, and that´s why the Lord sent us, creo. She accepted a baptismal date without hesitating because we said that baptism is a way to be born again, or to start all over. 

Anyways, later that night, when we returned to the casa, I looked at the map of the colonia to find out where in the world we had been. And the street where Elizabeth lives is literally the farthest, most out-lying street there. We never should have found it! But we did. It was a very literal experience of being led by the spirit, not knowing beforehand where we would go. 

Well, the church is true. God lives. Miracles are real. Forgiveness is available. Joseph Smith was a prophet. Prayer works. Families can be forever. And I know it. 

I love you all!
Hermana Herron

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