Things here are going great. This week in all of Central America there was a whole week focusing on the family. Every night, there were actividades in the church, talks about how to strengthen the family, and just opportunities to spend time together as a family. And we had a lot of success! A bunch of the members brought their family members that aren´t members, and they all loved it. We got a bunch of new investigators from it, and it was all just from members talking to their family members about the gospel.
That just makes me realize how easy missionary work can be, with all the success that we had. It can be so easy as to just talk with your family and close friends on how the church really focuses on the family. A lot of families loved this week, and we are hoping to bring together more families because of the Gospel.
By the way, on Saturday, there was a Cultural Night, where a bunch of members put together talents. And what did Elder Pagán and I do? Comedy skits.... booya. Everyone loved us, and I just loved acting again. I´ll show you all the videos when I get home!
Our most positive investigator right now is Aura. On Tuesday we had a really important lesson with her about baptism. She had a fecha for the 17th of May, this last Saturday, but in that lesson, she said that she wanted to pray to figure out when she should be baptized. We were kind of worried at first, because we should be the ones to put the fechas, but then we just felt like we should let her have two days to pray about it. When we went back on Thursday, we were really anxious to know what she was going to say, and if she was going to say a fecha super far away. But when we asked her, she said very confidently, "I need to be baptized on the 24th of May. Is that alright?" Nice! That´s a for sure fecha that´s not too far away, just this next Saturday! I know that the Lord knew He was going to give her that confirmation, and that´s why He told us to let it go. The Lord really is in charge of this work.
Just to end off, I want to stress with you guys the importance of the BoM again. It really is the key to this work. In PMG, it talks about how we need to be creative with the way that we handle the BoM, and especially here, where about half of our investigators can´t read. But it really is the key to success here, and we need to always make sure that we are focusing on the BoM. Read the last paragraph of the introduction of the BoM, and you´ll see why this book is so important in missionary work.
I love you all so much, and I wish the best for you all! Until next time!
- Elder Stuart
P.S. Moroni 9:31