Finally, some help is coming! Our work with the less active members is paying off and showing its fruits as our congregation is growing. My first Sunday here we had 15 people in attendance. Last Sunday we had 23! Some of the people that came back were...
an ex-patriarch (released for inactivity), a high priest (with a son that can be baptized!)
We're getting more references and we are finding golden people! César is one of these and he has a huge family. He wants to share the gospel with EVERYONE! His baptism is this Saturday! :) It will be the first baptism for a while in the ward so the people are so happy!
Elder Bray and I are striving to be more obedient. God has been blessing us for our repentance and change. That's really it for this week!
Also, we had a zone conference and it was fun to be with all of the other missionaries from our area.
Oh, a funny story...
César, who I talked about before, was raised Catholic so he has been taught to pray to saints and the Virgin Mary. However, we know that the scriptures teach that God is a jealous God and wants us to pray directly to Him! So, we flipped to 2 Nephi 31 which talks about prayer.
So César asks us "who is Nephi?...A saint?" and were just like "oh kinda...he's a prophet." So he goes "Oh, I'll pray to Nephi so he can help me move on with my back problem" and we laughed and said "NOOOOO!!" It was so hilarious and we are always joking about it now haha. We are still working with him on prayer and that is just fine.
I know the church is true and God's promises always come through when we do our part!
Elder Pomar :)