What a week it has been.. i have seen so many miracles in my short time here in cartagena! and i have gained such a testimony that the Lord will put those people in your path that are prepared to receive the gospel.
First of all, we are having a baptism this saturday!!:):) if all goes well. With our investigator Abraham. We found him last transfer, but were able to finally teach him starting two weeks ago. But he is so prepared. He is GREAT! ahh im so excited for him!
The coolest part about this story, is that we actually found his as we were toqu-ing doors, and he said we could come back and teach him. But he also happens to be a reference from a member! This member from the other ward had given us a reference to a guy that lived in his piso, but we gave his number to the elders in the other ward because we assumed that he lived in their area. But they had called him, and said that two hermanas (us) were already teaching him! It just goes to show that he was ready, and that the Lord was giving us all these ways so that we could find him.
Short summary of our adventerous week..
monday- pday! played sports with the zone! we also set a fecha with our investigator Najim! pray that he will be able to get work off and come to church this sunday!
tuesday- we had tri zone conference! my favorite day!! and we had a crazy morning and actually ended up missing our bus.. hahah long story.. but ended up making it there just in time! and then we got to do intercambios with the SHEs, and Hermana Birmbaumer came with me here to Cartagena! she had served in my same area a few months ago, so we went around contacting some of the investigators she had taught! also in our time together we got 2 new investigators!
wednesday- had a noche de hogar with a member family and our recent convert.. and then had to drop another investigator... who had a FECHA.. because he said he was just interested in me. haha lets just say i was a little pissed!
thursday- weekly planning! and found 3 more news!
friday- went out to narnia and ate with a member family! funnest day ever! then we had english classes and my favorite noche de hogar with Diego! he surprises us every time.. as an object lessons we made paper cranes.. and he asked "is this a paloma?? (pidgeon)" so we were like yeah sure? then he ran out of the room.. and came back with a real live pidgeon!! GOSH. haha he had saved it as a baby and keeps it as a pet.. he never ceases to suprise us. HAHA
saturday- we had an fútbol activity, and went around inviting all the kids we could see who were out playing fútbol! and we had a great turnout!
sunday- church! and diego invited us to eat at his house, which was an adventure!
it has been a great week! the work is definitely picking up here in cartagena:) we are seeing so many cool miracles! i know that the harder we work and the harder we try, that the Lord will recognize and he will put more people in our path who are prepared, like abraham! we just need to put in all our effort and show that we are willing to do what the Lord asks of us.
i LOVE my area and i love my investigators and all the members here! i love the mish!
one thing a member said that i loved.. was that we shouldnt have fear as we talk to people and invite them, because fear is not of God. he is such a great example of a member missionary!
Love you all! keep reading.. praying.. and choosing the right:)