First off, on Monday we had another amazing lesson with Antonia. We went to see how she liked conference, because she was going to watch it in her house. She said that she had watched it and everything. But when we asked her what she most liked, she told us that something had happened. The channel that we sent them too was conference, but it was all in English. So they ended up watching the whole thing in English... At first I was bummed but then she said something really important. She said that it didn´t matter if she didn´t understand anything, because she had felt something really special (The Spirit) wathcing it. And she said that when one man came up, she felt his authority. So I whipped out a picture of Pres. Monson and she said "That´s the man." Guys, this church is true. Antonia didn´t understand a thing, but the Spirit told her that they were Prophets of God. Amazing.
On Wednesday WE WENT TO THE TEMPLE!!! Oh baby, it had been way too long. Almost 10 months since the last time I went. And man was it great. Things had changed since the last time I went (cough movie cough...), and I loved the changes. A lot more clear on what was needed to be done. (Is this vague, or is it just me?) As I sat in the Celestial Room, I was pondering on what was needed to be done for some investigators, and found some really great stuff/scriptures for them.
But what was most special about the tempe is that I went there planning to ask Heavenly Father if what I had been giving him for the last 21 months has been worth it. If I´ve been really serving my God. As I finished my prayer I didn´t really feel anything so I just sat there looking at the beauty of the Temple. But as I looked up into the chandelier, shining in the light, it just hit me. Like a lightning bolt down my whole body. I was just consumed in my Heavenly Father´s love, and I never wanted it to stop. Man, what a feeling. Something really special that I´m going to remember for a long time.
On Thursday I went to another area on divisions to see how the work was going in Zaculeu. I stayed with Elder Perkins, another Elder in the Zone. I´m not really the biggest fan of divisions, because I don´t like leaving my area, but we had a great time. I learned a lot from him,, and we had some really great lessons. It kind of just showed me how many of us there are in this work, all of us a little different, but all with the same purpose. That was great for me to realize.
We talked with Luis and Edwin, our two baptismal fechas, this week. They were set for the 19th, but weren´t able to come to church this week... But they´ve already made plans to go this coming week, and when we pushed back the fechas for the 26th, they already started asking what time, what they should bring, and everything. So they are pretty set, and we are stoked for them.
We´ve also got this other guy named Ivan, a (boy)friend of a member here. And he´s really interested. He´s asked some of the best questions about the Gospel that I´ve heard in a while. What I see from him is just a desire to become closer to God. And we have the perfect thing for him: The Restored Gospel. We think that he´s going to progress really nicely, so that should be good.
The work is progressing here nicely, and we think that the rest of April and May should be really good for us. This was an area just waiting for good things to happen, and now we are here to see it happen. Until next time!
- Elder Stuart
P.S. DyC 100:1