Dear Family and friends,
This week has been good!
We have been really trying to find families in our area and this week we have done just that! We had a whole day planned out to teach but when I reviewed it again and saw whom we had, I just got a feeling their part in reading, studying and praying, so it’ll be hard for to progress. So I told my comp that we were going to go to a different part of our area where we or the other missionaries before us have ever worked in much.
We went over to this ”new area” and every person that we met let us in their door and had a nice discussion with us. We got the chance to met a guy named Francisco and we were just going to start teaching him, when I heard someone and he said it was his wife (or... girl friend/live-in because no one here gets married) that was bathing, so we waited until she finished and came out. To make a long story short, we had an awesome lesson with them and the best part is that they are interested!!!! Haha. He asked us where the church is and when he could go. So even though it’s something small it meant a lot to us!
We were walking in the street last Thursday and we saw a member coming in our direction and so we stopped him and asked him who he thought that we should visit. He lead us to a house that I would’ve never found. There were 6 inactive members and 3 people that were investigating the church about 5 months ago, but had somehow fallen thru the cracks. We had no idea that they were investigating! We have visited them three times this week and their family wants to be reactivated and we´ll see what happens with the others that aren’t members!! That’s the importance of helping the missionaries!!! ha
In our district meeting all I did was teach English. ha . We had a zone meeting with all of the missionaries in the Santiago area (about 90 in all). I got a call two nights before telling me that all the Latino missionaries were going to be asked to share their testimonies in English! Ha. There are 6 that are Latinos in my district. So I had them write their testimonies in Spanish and I translated them into English. Then the zone meeting 2 out of the 6 were asked to share their testimonies and they did it so, so well!!! It’s way cool.
We are setting up a service project in the hospital here in Cien Fuegos. We´ll be helping clean, and visiting with the patient! It should be fun!
I love yall!!
ELDER MATT GRINER
misión santiago RD