Hi everyone, how was your week? Ours was pretty dang good and I can't wait to share it with you all;
Monday we were able to visit with Faly again and he still seemed to be sad and a bit defeated about his contining struggles which Elder Reynolds and I thought about a good deal. In the end we decided on sharing a great gospel principle with him about eternal families with a great focus on the temple. I truly feel that we were guided by the Spirit during that lesson as did Elder Reynolds, everything that we both said felt right and just flowed easily from our mouths, it was a truly great moment and we both felt that Faly felt it as well.
We have a new family that is learning with us whose names are Patrick and Fabien. We have only met with them twice but on our second visit Patrick had already read the pamphlet that we had left with him and had questions such as "who is this Joseph Smith", "what is the Book of Mormon?", and "why have I never heard about this before?". All of those questions were astounding to hear and showed us that atrick really wanted to learn more so as we happened to have a copy of the Book of Mormon on us we shared a lesson the touched on the Apostacy, a great deal on Joseph Smith, and a brief explanation on the Book of Mormon. We are really looking forward to meeting with them again and seeing what questions that they have.
Hery and Tina are just continuing to be amazing. During our visit to them this week they just told us all how they spent some time online looking up Joseph Smith, how they found the prophet of the Restoration movie and watched it even thought they don't understand english, and Hery's desire to come to church. We shared a brief lesson on the Plan of Salvation and it makes a missionaries heart and soul swell with happiness when he see's his teachings having an effect on others, as they try to grasp what is being taught and having it accepted. It is a great feeling and Hery and Tina are certainly providing that. Also good to know but Hery came to church this past week and loved it! It was his first time coming!
Finally thing for this week would be about this very nice lady named Noeline who I found with Elder Evans during his last week and she has learned every week since then. As we visited her she practically shared her testimony of the gospel and the good influence it has brought into her life to her brother. It was amazing to see her come to that little knowledge and receiving such joy from it, that is what I truly enjoy about missionary work honestly. Noeline also came to church this past Sunday so we sat by her so she could have someone to explain things to her. Cool thing that I saw; we had gotten distracted by other people, setting up times and appointments after sacrament meeting. We go upstairs and there we see Noeline just having dropped her children off at class and being led by a great sister who wasn't even asked to help, it was amazing to see.
I love this work, even thought at times it can be hard, Elder Reynolds has a quote "People here are like a double edged sword where some are just amazing people ready for the gospel while the others are looking just to make your life hard" which honestly is true but it is always worth it when we find one of those amazing people. Love you all!