|Elder Bringhurst and I|
|The newest missionaries to join the MTC|
|The Haitians left today. Sad!|
Hello family and friends,
This week has been another amazing one. Life here in the missionary training center, just flies bye! It is so crazy! Last Friday we went to the University in Santo Domingo to go contacting! Oh my goodness, I was scared to death. I was having a hard day because I felt that my Spanish was so bad and that I was not ready to talk to real people. I prayed and prayed that I would receive help. Let me tell you that God answers prayers because it was the most amazing experience ever.
The first guy we talked to wasn’t interested, but we talked about what we were doing, our message and we left him with a pamphlet about the Plan of Salvation! The second guy we talked to was pretty receptive and I even passed out my first Book of Mormon! I was so pumped. God is great! I kept on praying, “Heavenly Father please lead us to someone who needs our message, or who you would have us talk to. We are trying so hard.” Then, we were walking, I had a feeling and immediately acted on it. I felt the Spirit tell me “Turn right”. So I said to my companion, “Elder lets go down here”. A couple of minutes after walking, four guys walked up to us. They were all Dominican and they said “Do you guys speak English?” and we said, “Yeah!”. They asked us if we could sit down and talk to them. We were so excited! We sat down and they explained they were in an English class and we explained we’ve been learning Spanish for two weeks and they were blown away. I talked to two of the guys while my companion talked to the other two. I was able to explain Christ’s earthly ministry, the restoration and the Book of Mormon. It was so cool. It was in English, but I can do it in broken Spanish too. One guy I talked to was super interested and he said that he has read some of the Book of Mormon before. He kept on asking questions and then he said, “What do I do if I want to be a member of your church?” I was so surprised and excited! What?! Heck yeah! So I talked to him about the missionaries in his area and I gave him their number. He said he was going to go home and read the pamphlet and the Book of Mormon and call the missionaries. I so hope he did! I know he felt the Spirit for sure and so did I!
After that we talked to an older lady and she said she wasn’t interested. I asked again for God to lead us to another person. I saw someone and said, “Let’s go over there”. When we were halfway there, I did not feel the prompting anymore and I turned around and there was someone walking in our direction. I knew it was the man who we were supposed to talk to! So we met this man and he was so cool! It was all in Spanish and it’s a miracle, but we were able to talk to him! We talked about God and Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. I gave him my last Book of Mormon and he said he would read it and call the missionaries. He said he knew that God helps us in our hard times and he believes in him! It was so cool! My companion Elder Hortin is doing so well with Spanish and he talked a lot too!
I am doing so good here! We go out again to the University tomorrow and then next week we go on splits with missionaries in the Santo Domingo West mission! I am so excited and nervous, but it will be so good! I love you all and I pray for you all. Thank you for your constant prayers! They have been felt! If hard times arise, just remember that Christ has felt what you’re feeling before! The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is true! I know it with all my heart! Have a great week everyone!