Hey Family and Friends!
investigadores con fecha 3 (marixa, aracely, and jose luis)
investigadores que asisten a la reunion sac 1 (marixa)
lecciones con miembro 3
otras lecciones 13
investigadores que estan progresando 1 (marixa)
referencias recibidas 5
referencias contactadas 17
nuevos investigadores 4
lecciones a CR MA 4
Relato de Exito (Success Story)
This week I want to share a story with you about Marixa and Aracely and then bear my testimony in Spanish. Marixa and Aracely are our strongest investigators right now. Elder King and I had an incredible week with them. They are golden investigators!! We had 3 lessons with them this week and in one of our lessons we had a really incredible experience. Marixa and Aracely have such incredible faith. Marixa is a single mom that has to provide for four children and a grandchild. She is currently out of a job and is struggling financially. Marixa told us this week how she doesn't have any shoes that don't have holes in them and how there's barely bread on the table to eat. On Friday, Elder King and I went to their house for a lesson. Marixa was jumping up and down because she was so excited to tell us she had good news. Marixa immediately told us that she had found a job and that she and Aracely were going to be able to work together at the supermarket in Renca that pays 12 dollars a day for working 8 hours.
Renca Chile Supermarket
Marixa then told us that to have her job she would have to work every other Sunday, but that she could still continue to come to church half of the time. We had a prayer and Elder King and I talked with Marixa for a little while and then I opened my scriptures to Mosiah 13 where the commandments are.
We read the commandment about Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy and how important that was. Marixa sat in silence for awhile and then said, "How am I supposed to do that? I really, really need this job. I can still come to church 2 Sunday's every month!" I then turned to 3 Nephi 13:33 where it states, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." "buscad el reino de Dios primero y todas esas cosas os seran anadidas." This is such a powerful scripture that I love to give to my investigators. We then explained the blessings of keeping this commandment and Marixa was silent for a little while again and then she said,"Well, I guess I really need to keep this commandment to be blessed!" I then gave her the suggestion to talk to her boss and tell him she can't work on Sunday's because she really needed to keep the commandments of God. Marixa said that she would do that and that if the boss said that she and Aracely had to work on Sunday's that she would tell him that the job wasn't for them then!!! That was so awesome to hear. Marixa and Aracely have such faith in the Lord to do what they know is right even with their current situation of not knowing where their next meal is going to come from. Marixa and Aracely went to talk to their boss and he told them they didn't have to work on Sundays!! How amazing is that! I love seeing the Lord's hand in missionary work!
Flores Sepulveda: Elder King and I don't know why they didn't come to church yesterday. We had a great lesson with them this week. Kevin lost his baptismal date which is now pushed backed to the 9th of Dec.
Maria: Elder King and I fasted with Maria this past Friday so that she would have the courage to talk to her pareja and receive the words she needed to say to him so that he would allow her to get baptized. We still don't know how that conversation went this weekend but are going to go by her house tomorrow. We'll see!
Highlights of the week:
*Spending time with members of the Renca Branch
Elder Jenson and his Renca District at the Caballero's for lunch
*Receiving my very first Christmas package in Chile from Uncle Michael and Aunt Kristen and family! What a surprise! Thank-you so much! Thank-you for all the sweet letters this week as well especially from Grandma Jenson and Nana and Papa. I loved getting the letters!
*Treating myself to a SUPER 8 candy bar after reaching the highest MED in 8 weeks!
Super 8's are sooooooo good! My favorite candy bar in the whole world! Yum!
Quiero darles mi testimonio que se que la iglesia de Jesucristo de los santos de los ultimos dias es la iglesia verdadera, no tengo duda y lo se con todo mi corazon. El estar en la mision me ha hecho pensar mucho acerca de la iglesia y que estoy ensenando a todas las personas aqui en Chile. Antes de la mision no tenia idea acerca de muchas cosas. Lei el libro de mormon antes de la mision pero nunca lo comprendia bien. Al estudiarlo cada dia en la manana personalmente por una hora y una hora para estudiarlo como companerismo, yo entiendo y comprendo el libro de mormon mejor y se que es la verdad. Yo se que Jose Smith era el profeta de la ultima dispensacion y que por medio de el, Jesucristo restauro el evangelio de Jesucristo. El tradujo el Libro de Mormon por medio del poder de Dios siendo un joven que no sabia escribir ni leer bien. Solamente por el poder de Dios es posible. Se que no hay ninguna otra iglesia en el mundo que tiene las llaves del sacerdocio y ese poder para efectuar ordenanzas sagradas, sino la iglesia de Jesucristo. Al ensenar muchas personas acerca de la familia, yo me he dado cuenta que las familias realmente puenden ser eternas. Seria super triste no estar con mi familia para siempre. Por eso, estoy aqui en Chile predicando estas verdades a todas las personas y ayundadoles a venir mas a Cristo y encontrar lo que estan buscando. Hay templos en todo el mundo donde se efectuan ordenanzas asi para sellar las familias juntas para ser una familia eterna. No hay mejor felicidad que eso...estar con la familia para siempre. Se que cada persona en todo el mundo puede encontrar esa felicidad y no es por algunas personas, pero todas!! No puedo decir cuan feliz que me siento estar aqui siendo un siervo del Senor y ayudandole a el en esta obra maravillosa. No hay otro lugar en que yo quiero estar. Yo se que hay un profeta vivente en Tomas S. Monson que nos dirige a nosotros para seguir en el camino angosto. El recibe revelacion de Dios! Solo tengo tres palabras mas para ustedes para que pueden meditarlo...TODO ES VERDAD! En el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.
Elder Tanner Jenson-Chile Santiago North Mission
"There is no other place that I want to be!"(taken from Elder Jenson's testimony)
Chile Sanitago Temple
"There are temples all over the world that seal families together. There is no greater happiness than that...to be with your family forever." (taken from Elder Jenson's testimony)
Hope everyones well!!! Thank-you for your support and prayers. Love you all!