Wayyyy this week has been SOOOO awesome. It has honestly been flying by sooo fast that I can't even beleive it. I live in a house of four with Elder Thaler (we lived in the same room in the MTC) and he's one of my greatest friends of all time. We are both going to BYU after the mission and everynight we talk at how amazing the mission is and how sad we will be to finish. However, I'm living everyday as if it were my last!! But it's sad, thinking in the prespective of the mission that we are on the downward slope. As much as I love and miss everyone there is NOTHING like being on the Lord's errand!
This Week Elder Corder and I KILLED it. We had one of our best weeks yet and we felt very guided by the Spirit. It was a week that required a lot of faith because we had to drop Leo y Maria and a few other investigators, however, the Lord has provided the way so that other prepared people have the chance to recibir el evangelio restaurado. For example, a month ago Elder Corder contacted a DOPE family and just because we have been soo pressed for time we hadn't been able to go back until this week. We went back and they had read the whole phamplet and prayed (that is RARE here in the DR). We will be going back to on Friday and we are going to put some dates with them.
I think my happinest moment was with our investigators Berling (he's a spritual stud) and Juan Shira.
Berling is on the fast track to baptisim for the 31st and he is sooo pumped. His older sister is now participating in the lessons and in Berling's words 'our words are now convincing her' but we really know that it's the Holy Ghost!! They both promised to come to church this week.
Juan Shira is a recent convert's son and he was a HUGE thug. One night as we were sharing with the family I asked him if he wanted to share with us and he did! Anway, we testified of the blessing of the gospel of Jesucristo and he has turned his life 180 degrees these past two weeks. His mother told us that he has stopped drinking and leaving at night...huge steps!!
I know that this is the work of the Lord and that the Holy Spirit can help us divinely if we try to be obidiente at all times. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of god. One of my favorite scpritures is in Mosiah 23 vs 21 and 22. I don't have time to find it but I hope y'all can look it up!
Love you all! nos vemos!