First of all we have been working soooo hard! And praying a lot!! But it all payed off. This week we found a ton of new people to teach. We put 7 new baptism dates this week with different families and we had 8 people go to conference with us this Sunday.
Saturday we were able to go to the morning session of conf. the other two that day we couldn't go. We were to busy running around our whole area teaching all the people we could to try to get as many people possible to commit to come Sunday morning. The power of the spirit when the Prophets speak is unreal. When people listen to the prophet for the first time their lives change.
Sunday morning was the craziest day of the mission for me. We were literally running places to get people to church. Here in Ecuador you have to wake people up and come back to wake them up again and then wait for them to get ready....then take them to church in a taxi or bus... They just don't go on their own ha ha...
But I would like to ask you guy, whoever gets the opportunity to read this letter to pray for some of my investigators by name.
1-Daniel Vinasco 17 years old challenge for him........his lip ring
2-Karina Areas 29 years old
3- Andrea 10 years old
4- Jesenia- 12 years old
5- Ericka- 21 years old
6- Norma- 30 years old challenge - she needs to get married
7- Andrea 20 years old.....needs to get married to Gabriel
8- Gabriel- 19 years old.....needs to get married to Andrea
9-Fabiola- 39 years old.....Andreas mom.
If you could pray for these people by name, you will be helping a lot of people change their lives. A lot of these people have a lot of struggles that they are going through and they are all trying to change and receive a baptism for the 14 of April and the 21 of April.
I know that our Heavenly Father lives . He answers our prayers. He listens and love each and everyone his children. I have seen miracles through the power of prayer. I know that everyone in this life goes through hard times. It doesn't matter what your going through or if you feel like no one is there for you. Heavenly father and Jesus Christ are there. They are ready to help us through our trials. I know that we are given trials to strengthen us. I have learned that on the mission. everything we go through in this life is for our benefit. If life were easy we wouldn't have a reason to be here on the earth.
Oh I have a funny story......this Sunday we were walking in the night and my companion was dying of thirst....we couldn't buy anything and we were in the middle of no where......He said...." wow I am thirsty I just want a sip of something." in Spanish.... and two seconds later we turned the corner and there was a full 2 liter soda in the middle of the street. Ha ha funny and cool at the same time. That Sunday happened to be the day that we worked so hard. Got all of our investigators to conference in the front of the stake center in the comfy seats. Which is funny because we went to the bathroom to go pee before conference started and when we went back some old couple stole our seats and were sitting by our investigators....they moved our stuff and everything so we had to sit on the stage in the back of the overflow....and there was only one projector in the front of the chapel....
SACRIFICE brings blessings and makes you even more happy. I think of the little service I'm dong for only 2 years and compared to Jesus Christ and his sacrifice is is nothing. he suffered for all of us all of mankind. And I am sure that he is super happy right now on the right hand of heavenly father. Don't be scared to make some sacrifices at times. For others who need the gospel especially...your little time or love that you can give for another person can change a life for eternity.
I love you all and pray for you
Elder Jase Warner