Monday, January 27, 2014

Tool in The Lords Hands

This week has been SUPER busy. We have gotten home from 930 to 950 every night, and normally we are supposed to be in the house at 9.... so lets just say there is a lot to do here.
To start off we had a multi mission conference in the Cap with good ole Elder COOK. It was such a cool experience. He talked about why we are assigned to where we are, and that there is a different reason for everyone. Sometimes it is for the people, sometimes it is for our President (someone that can change our lives) and sometimes it is for things to come after the mission. I personally feel like i am here for all three reasons ;) haha.
He receives pure revalation, and it always amazing to be in the presence of a Special Witness of Jesus Christ. I know that he is a special witness, and that he is an apostle of The Lord.
We did lots of service this week, and had to schedule our days very carefully.... i am a sick painter nowadays... haha.
Lets get down to the good stuff. Esguin is offically a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints! It was such an amazing experience. He was baptized by our Bishop, and he is a new man. When we found Esguin my first day in Montserrat, he seemed confused. He had gone to our church a couple times throughout his life, and had read the BoM completly. He had lots of questions and seemed lost. A little antisocial, awkward, and looked like a man with a super hard past life. He is 31, and so different. When we started teaching him he kept telling us how he is going to go to Peten (where he is from) and that he doesnt really know what to do. Through the power of the holy ghost he acknowgled that he needed to put God first in all his decisions. He has now found work here in Montserrat, and is brilliant when it comes to the gospel. He loves studying, and is a new man. He is now helping US help others. Yesterday after church he went and did visits with us for 4 hours. HOW AMAZING? I never am going to be able to forget this week. When him and the bishop were in the font, it was so calm. And after they performed the ordinance, Esguin was just crying. So amazing. After during the service he shared his testimony with us. He is so humble, and keep saying how there arent words to describe the feelings he has.
He shared with us yesterday that he didnt know why he left Peten to come live with his mom. But when we found him and he started praying, he knew why. THIS is why. He know the church is true. I could write for hours about all our experiences with him, and his story in more order, but i dont have time!

I had the priveledge to confirm Esguin yesterday in sacrament in front of 155 members. Intimidating, but so spiritual. Afterwards my comp told me that i didnt say anything wrong in spanish, so that is good. That was my biggest worry. Luckily i didnt have time to get scared, because when the bishop called us up from the congregation, we didnt know who was going to do the confirmation and i figured that it would have been my companion.
Besides that the week was super crazy! Ricardo and his family are getting kicked out of their house on friday, and the wedding/baptism is planned for Saturday. We are trying so hard to find an apartment. Pray for them, they are so scared. PLEASE pray family.
Love you all and thank you for all your prayers, i know they help.
Elder nathan russell walton

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