Hey fam !!! 27, MARCH 2013
This week has gone by so so fast!!! And there have been a lot of ups and downs.
On the 30th of March we had two baptisms planned that we aren’t going to have anymore!! Ha its sucks but it’s okay because they’re not ready. One is named José Urena who is a 40 year old retired policeman and he was doing so so well. He totally stopped drinking coffee and is going to church but this week he came to church with his girlfriend that we didn’t know he had ..... they’re living together.... we got to get them married first , then he can get baptized. That’s a common story her in the DR. ha .
But no worries the past few weeks my comp and I have been looking for new people to teach and gracias a Dios (Dominican saying roughly translated as - thank goodness) ha .. We found a family and a kid that’s 16. Yesterday we taught them both and had the coolest lessons ever. Franklin and his family are amazing. Last night we went with the ward mission leader to visit them and it turned out that the mission leader and Franklin are best friends. We shared the first lesson with them, after he and his wife had read and they understood so well. I got the chance to invite him to be baptized and he said yes and without an invitation he told us that he was going to go to church. So even though satan can play a role in the work God always takes his parts as well!!
The kid that we found is named Jordi and since the first day he has wanted to learn more about the church. We left a copy of the Book of Mormon with him and he has already read a ton. We invited him to pray and says he does it every night asking God if this is His church. It’s crazy how the Lord works in people life’s when all we do as missionaries is talk and testify to them !
I love the mission and I’m having fun. I hope that you all are doing just great. Thank you Mom and Dad for your example in going to serve the elderly. I’ve seen so many smiles from the old people when we just go up and shake their hand. but honestly thank you !!!
HAPPY EASTER WEEK. Christ loves everyone !!!!
LOVE YOU ALL
ELDER MATT GRINER
misión santiago RD