This was an awesome week full of miracles! I love Hermana Calderon, our area, and the gospel!
District Meeting! Hermana Calderon and I matched!
|Us with our Starbucks! I explained to her that you can get coffee free fraps and her life changed!|
Hermana Calderon is a convert. She joined the church about six years ago. She went to the Oakland temple to see the Christmas lights. She was with her brother, and they saw the Cristus statue at the visitor's center. She went over to see what it was, she was Catholic and had only seen statues of Christ on the cross. She talked to some missionaries that said they could come to her house and teach her more. She didn't want to learn more, so she gave them a fake address. But, her brother gave them their real address. Missionaries came by and taught them the lessons while they helped paint her room. Hermana Calderon is awesome and has such a strong testimony! I love being her companion.
We have seen lots of miracles with the people we are teaching. We have these investigators, Artemio and Maria, that want to get baptized but are waiting on the paperwork they need to get married. Their daughter is 16 and was baptized a couple of years ago. She now doesn't believe in God and doesn't want to come in when we are over. But, we saw a miracle with her! She came into our lesson and listened to us. Then she started asking a bunch of questions, like why God would let bad things happen. She was trying to trip us up, but we testified to her of the love God has for her and what He has in store for her life. It ended up really touching her heart and she started crying. She asked if we could come answer more questions she has.
We have an awesome investigator, Rose, that we were able to set a baptismal date with this week. She has had a really rough life, but is trying to turn her life around. She requested a free Bible online and we brought it over and offered to share some more of our message. She loves reading the Book of Mormon and loves the peace it brings!
|Us amongst the children!|