Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kilombo September 7th
Whats up guys!!! We didn't do a bunch of crazy stuff this week but I learned a lot. More than anything I grew a lot with my language, teaching skills, and my growth personally. We will start with the family we found on Tuesday. We were contacting in a poorer part of La Paz Centro which is called Kilombo. The houses in Kilomobo are made out of plastic and metal and that's about it. We have found that the people who do not have a lot of money are more open to our message, and are more open to act as well. So we were contacting, and we stumbled upon a family of 6, but we only talked with the older couple of the house, who aren't married but are willing to get married. The woman was laying down in her bed because she hurt her back pretty bad. We asked if she wanted a blessing and if she felt as though she had enough faith to be healed. She told us she a sufficient faith. We gave her a blessing and that was basically it. The next day we went to the house for a return visit and we found that she was walking, working, and helping her husband prepare his art to sell in Managua. We asked her how she was doing and she said she was feeling great. We witnessed that the Lord works by small acts. They are now progressing towards a baptismal goal for the 26th of September. Elder Lopez and I have been helping them understand the restoration, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon. Here in Nicaragua the members do not have a very good understanding of these things, which by consequence causes them to be less dedicated because they feel as though the restored church of Jesus Christ is just like every other church. It is difficult but we have found that by using scriptures from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon people understand the restoration more clearly. The family that we are working with with does not understand perfectly and neither do I, but they understand the basics. Also, we have seen a great change in the family we married and baptized two weeks ago. Just recently, the wife Hermana Margarita was rushed to the hospital to be operated on. She had problems with her appendix and needed to get it removed. Her husband came to us in the morning for help. He was serious but he came to us with a friendly relaxed attitude as well. They know that this life is not the end, that family, and God are the things that really matter most. Now, I can see that they have a much more broad look on life.