Week 10

Wow – what a week! At the beginning of this week, I was a little disanimated as almost all of our citas (appointments) had fallen, Hermana Frerichs and Elder Trujillo had just had cambios (transfers), and we hadn’t found many new investigators. But by the end of the week, I could hardly contain my excitement! Tuesday, on the way to a contact’s house, a lady stopped us asking for directions to the capilla (chapel) and explained that she had been inactive for 14 years, but wanted to start coming back to church and bring her kids with her! Thursday we had an investigator accept baptism and set a date. After Zumba (every Thursday we have Zumba for anyone who wants to come because obesity is a big problem here) a friend that a member had brought asked us if she could have some reading material to find out more about the church and we gave her the plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlets. Just five minutes later we saw her sitting outside the capilla reading intently. Sunday we decided that we needed to drop a lot of our investigators who are not progressing and haven’t been for a while now and focus on finding new investigators that will progress. I recall a quote by Jeffery R. Holland:
“Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.”
I know that as we are patient, prayerful, and faithful blessings will come.


Sincerely,
Elder Goddard

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Week 9

This Thanksgiving was actually great. We worked hard all day and, even though almost all our appointments fell through, we kept contacting and talking about our Thanksgiving family traditions. It was really fun.
I love you guys so much and pray for you every night. I got to share the Neal Maxwell kaleidoscope quote with somebody here who’s having a hard time and I thought I’d like to share it with more people too. Love you all.

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