We did a bunch of Splits this week, so i have the opportunity to work some other missionaries. There is a Elder from my district in the CCM in my district AGAIN, and so he came to my area this week and we got to work together. It was super fun and fun to see how much we have progressed as missionaries.
We have been working a bunch with the less actives and inactives lately, and we brought up the assitence to 187 this week! (ignore the fact that there was a baby blessing;))
The less actives are so fun to work with, because you would be surprised how much they dont know, or have forgotten. We are helping two or three families work to get to the temple! So pray for the ward please:)
SO the crazy story for this week.... we got to FAST this weekend, obviously, but it was crazy. We have been fasting for our investigator Ricardo and his family... like i previously said, they are getting kicked out of the house. On Saturday night we went to visit them and Ricardo was crying because they had decided that they were going to move to an apartment out of the ward boundaries... and it was so sad. We have worked so hard with them, but The Lord has had a different plan for them. BUT, we were fasting that they would be able to do that which the Lord wants for them, so Saturday we went home calm and understanding. Sunday morning Ricardo called us and said that the other house has already been rented out, and that they arent moving yet. We kept fasting, and yesterday when we broke the Fast, we went and stopped by a members house who is working with Ricardo with us. We went and stopped by and the Wife had just gotten back from looking at an apartment that she LOVED, but on her walk home the lady called her and said that someone who previously looked at the aptment was going to by it.
SO they were super frustrated... BUT the member told the wife of Ricardo to have faith, and call the lady back. LONG STORY SHORT. They got the aptment, and it is one block from our house. They are still in the ward, and super happy. FASTING WORKS. Why? Because The Lord keeps his promises. I dont know what to say besides that fact that I know that God is watching over the missionary work, and that whatever He wants, is what is right.
Alma 30:44. God exists, and created the world. We have evidence that He exists all around us. I have had some interesting conversations with athiests and anti-mormons these last couple week. Including one with a canadian that doesnt speak spanish... long story. I definitly have had some trials of faith, but I know with out a doubt in my mind that we have a Father in Heaven, and that He protects us. And i have the priveldge to preach it everyday allday.
Love you all! Thank you for your prayers and fasting. You have helped the mission work here so much.
Love, Elder nathan russell walton