I have officially finished many challenges here in the mission, especially eating challenges. Last week we were able to have a boodle fight, or bascially you eat as much as you can with just your hands. It was probably one of the best times in my mission.
I also finished the Jawbreaker, the 2nd biggest burger I have ever seen. The biggest is called the Tombstone, but I was not brave enough since it costs like 560 pesos,unless you can finish 400 grams of fries, and a 5 big beef stack. Needless to say, my food trip has been accomplished.
In other news, things are doing well here in Leganes. At first our area was kind of sputtering, and we were feeling discouraged. But, with hard work, fasting,and inspiring ideas, we have seen the results. Yesterday was one of the best days in my missions.
It was one of those days that we live for as missionaries. First of all, we went to a birthday party which means lots of food, check. Then, we were able to visit some members and to strengthen our realtionship, check. And last of all, we had one of the best lessons in my mission, check!
I mean, in my mission there are many lessons that are just kind of meh, that we feel like it will eventually make a difference, but we aren't totally in sync with the Holy Ghost.
When I worked in Arevalo in December and January, we taught a recent convert family, and she was so sweet. Here mom lives here in Leganes, and we were able to teach her brother and dad yesterday, small world.
These are people well acquainted with grief and trials, and before they would continue on, not much changing in their lives. But, lately they want to change, but they are unsure how. We thought we were there to teach her daughter-in-law, but she wasn't there. Instead of just leaving, we felt the impression to teach their family, Arnel and Tatay. It was wonderful, and the spirit was so strong, it was almost like glue(or so thick).
Earlier in the day I had been reading in Mosiah 23:20-21, and I liked the scripture, so I marked it. It was my turn to start the lesson and it was one of the moments that the Lord was really there with us. We shared something this scripture, and even though it was one lesson, it was like we were talking about two different people(Arnel and Tatay) at once. It definitely wasn't our words, but the Lord.
I can testify that the Lord is involved in missionary work. He truly works along side each of us to help His children. Both of these men told us as long as they can, they will come to church. This may sound simple but this man is not a member, and whenever his member wife would tell him to come he would walk away. The change of a heart can happen quickly when we are ready,
The Gospel is true, and as long as we trust in the Lord, He will instantly come to us.
We may be lost, or hurt, or feeling discouraged, but as long as we like Paul, call to the Lord, Master, save me, He will instantly come for us.I know that these things are true in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.