Monday, April 27, 2015

Francisco really does have a true belief and faith in Jesus Christ ~ Mission week 39 ~ Lexington week 17

This week was interesting.

The highlights of the week were our lessons with Francisco! He has been progressing so fast, and it has been really amazing to watch. He is really starting to recognize the spirit and it has been cool to see. He has taken everything that we have taught him so well, and really does have a true belief and faith in Jesus Christ. We taught him about the plan salvation, and he just loved it! He had never heard of any of it before, but it all made perfect and logical sense to him. He has such sincere desires and it has been cool to teach him. The spirit is always so incredibly strong.

Other than that, our week has been filled with a lot of finding and finding mostly white people. I suppose they need the gospel too :) But I'm sure more Hispanics will come around soon. I don't have a ton of time this week.

Hermana Failner

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Lord was definitely on our side ~ Mission week 38 ~ Lexington week 16

Hello everyone!

I am limited on time, so this will be a short one.

It has been a really good week! We met a new investigator, Francisco, on Wednesday, taught him the first lesson, and he showed up to church on Sunday! Things don't usually work out this easily! I was a little worried, because the gospel principles class topic was a little deep for a first timer. After church, we asked him if had any questions or concerns about his experience. His only concern was that he didn't know how to sing the hymns and that he really wanted to learn how so he could be prepared for next week :) He's seems to be taking things well!

We have found some more great people! One in particular, named Nina (she does speak Spanish!!), really caught my attention this week. We decided to go knocking at some duplexes, and her husband answered the door, we asked him if we could come in and say prayer, as we were talking to him, Nina and her family pulled up to the house. He told us that we would have to ask her if we could (this doesn't usually happen in Hispanic culture, the man of the house always has a say in who comes in first) The Lord was definitely on our side! She told us we could come in, and we had an incredible first lesson with her! During the lesson, she started to cry and told us how grateful she was that came in, and that we came at the exact right time.  Her husband had been very sick and had just gotten out of the hospital. I know we were there for a reason!

Hermana Failner

Monday, April 13, 2015

A seed was planted ~ Mission week 37 ~ Lexington week 15

Hello everyone!

This week has been quite interesting. We have been in the finding stages without a lot of luck. However, I know that Heavenly Father has prepared hispanic people for us here to teach. It will all happen in his own due time.

Lately this week we have been mostly talking with English people and giving a bunch of referrals. I'm not sure where all of the hispanics went! But we have had some really cool experiences. We ran into a woman named Laura, who is going through cancer and chemo. She told us how grateful she was that we came and talked to her and that she really needed it. I know we were placed in her path for a reason, and she really made my day.

In addition, we were knocking some apartments, and this lady answered. She didn't seem interested and was about to shut the door, but we asked if we could offer a prayer with her. She reluctantly agreed. As I was offering the prayer, I really felt inspired about what I should say... in fact I don't even remember what I said in it. After the prayer she looked at us for a while and then hugged us. She told us that she wasn't interested in our message but to keep doing what we were doing, and that the prayer was exactly what she needed. It was an interesting experience. At least the seed was planted.

Hermana Failner

Monday, April 6, 2015

Ray has had a great week. We're struggling to find people to teach but know we will find the elect ~ Mission week 36 ~ Lexington week 14

Hello! Rey's baptism was great. He is such an awesome guy! I'm so proud of him! He makes me prouder every day! He teaches me so much. He has a had a great week and seems to be faring well. We have been struggling to find people to teach. That's usually what tends to happen after a baptism. Just finding a lot. But it has been really good and I know we will find the elect. My comp's first name is Sierra. She is from Hurricane, Utah. She is 20. We have had a good time together! We both have a great love for food :) Haha. She is also an extremely hard worker. We just have the same work ethic and it's really, really nice.

 Hermana Failner