Miracles Are Happening

Well I`m glad everyone had a good week! Good job winning your basketball game Tanya! Well I got an email today asking me which airport I want to fly home to. Should I tell them Salt Lake City, or Honolulu, Hawaii? Haha. that makes me feel pretty old! I feel like I have finally figured out how to do good effective missionary work. I guess it’s about time after 20 months haha! This week has been really good! Things are going super well for us here. God has blessed us with a lot of miracles, and I don’t have time to tell you about the half of them, but we have been able to find a lot of prepared people. One new investigator, Ismael, we found because some less actives we were going to visit didn’t hear us knock. We left and I decided to contact everyone that was wearing a blue shirt between there and the next house. We turned the corner and there was a man with his wife and daughter, so I told Elder Van Tassell,  “This guy is wearing a blue shirt. Let’s contact him!” So I walked up to him and we started talking to him. He told us that he would love for us to come by and that he was looking for a Christian church to join!! He was very receptive and accepted a baptismal date! We had three investigators come to church on Sunday. Angel is the next to be baptized, which should happen in 2 weeks as long as he can get married quick. Sebastian also came for the 2nd week in a row, and he will be baptized on March 21st. Yasmin is progressing super well and she already knows a ton of stuff! As part of our teaching model we always tell our investigators what we are going to talk about next time and Yasmin takes it to the next level, like it was a college class. We got to her house on Friday to talk about temples and Family history and she pulled out a sheet of paper with a 4 generation chart of names! We hadn’t even asked her to do that, so she is doing very well! The only problem is that she needs to get married before she gets baptized. Hopefully that will be soon.

I had a bit of a difficult time for a few days this week because I almost completely lost my voice! It’s kind of hard to be a missionary when you can’t talk haha! But we kept working super hard anyway. On Thursday we did divisions with Helamàn and Nefi, 2 brothers that are former missionaries. We had 4 appointments that night, 2 at 6:30 and 2 at 8:00, so we split up to be able to go to all the appointments. That was the first time that I’ve ever done that to go teach a lesson, but it worked really well. We are trying a lot of different things like that here and the members are starting to help us out a ton and have more confidence in us. I am super excited to keep lifting my area and keep seeing miracles happen as we do our part! I love you lots and I hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Elder Black

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