Monday, October 27, 2014

Church truly is a place for sinners ~ Fairdale Week 6 ~ Mission Week 16

Hello all!

It's going to be a crazy week. My companion, Hermana Wilbur, is getting transferred tomorrow morning. This means that I will be leading an area after only being in it for six weeks. Oh... and I also have to speak Spanish. And translate church. I am feeling really nervous about it, but at the same time I am really excited. I am excited to take this area in the direction I want it to go. I will probably get lost along the way, but it will all work out according to God's plan.

Well, Cesar, our investigator that dropped us came to church yesterday! There is still so much hope for him. The ward has been incredible in fellowshipping him. His main concern has really been that he feels guilty coming to church because of the addiction that he has. The ward was so good to him and helped him realize that church truly is a place for sinners. It is not a place for perfect people. The reason why we go to church is so we can become better and repent of our transgressions. I'm not entirely sure what will happen to Cesar, but there is still hope. He has righteous desires and he has a testimony.

A family that we have been teaching is also progressing. I'm not sure if I have included them before, but they are the Rumbo family. We have really been teaching the Mom, Cira. She is incredible. She is reading the BOM consistently and wants to know of it's truthfulness. Although she is still hesitant to accept a baptismal date, she wants to learn. We have had some great lessons with her and her family this week. We had an amazing lesson with her and her husband about faith and about coming to church. It was really powerful. Cira said that she believes that like faith, the Book of Mormon is a good seed and that when she reads it she feels the desire to continue to do so. We are excited to continue to teach them. It's cool because when the Rumbos were first taught, it was the Dad that was mostly taking the lessons. In the beginning, Cira didn't like us at all. But now her heart has softened and she has talked about how excited she gets when we come over and teach her.

Speaking of the Rumbos, there is a funny moment I want to share. In the Rumbo's trailer, there was this horrible smell. We decided to go over and help her figure out where it was coming from. We searched under her entire trailer and couldn't find anything. A couple days later, Cira texted us and told us that they found a dead squirrel in their insulation and that was the cause of the smell! Got to love Kentucky. And trailer parks.

Anyway, love you all! Thank you for your support!

Hermana Failner

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