First of all, GOSPEL LIBRARY! Did anyone know HOW MANY THINGS ARE ON THAT?! I was downloading for days, there are videos, talks, pictures, books, hymns, magazines, preach my gospel and other manuals, conferences, suggestions for teaching, lessons, categories for family, sharing the gospel, children and youth, leadership, temple work, etc. IT IS SO AMAZING.
SO they were sitting in the back of their car one day as we were walking around this apartment complex, so we went over to talk to them and showed them Because He Lives video. We set a return appointment with them this past week and OH MY WORD. It was AMAZING. So we went over and the kids were kind of rowdy- we got to know Carolina a little bit, then asked the kids if they wanted to learn more about Jesus, and they came running over and sat down. (They are 10, 8, and 3). We started with a prayer, taught the kids about prayer and it was the cutest thing ever. We asked TONS of questions throughout the lesson and Hector had the sweetest answers. For example, we show the picture on the front of the Restoration pamphlet (Christ holding the lamb) then ask people what they see in that picture, how they think the lamb feels, how they feel, etc. Hectors answers were so sweet and my heart melted. The whole lesson, he was paying such close attention and answered every question so sweetly :) We got to the part of the Restoration and wow. The spirit was REAL. We told them about Joseph Smith and that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and as we showed them the picture, Hector's eyes were glued to the pamphlet. He reached out to hold it, and then just held it in his lap so carefully and just stared. We bore our testimonies to Carolina and I felt so much LOVE. I had tears in my eyes and I really felt everything once again, the Spirit testified to my heart that everything we were teaching was true. Carolina said she felt peace in her heart. We explained that those feelings were the Spirit, testifying that these things are true. It was so strong in that room. Royal was running around and being kind of crazy, but at that moment I didn't even notice at all. We told Carolina about the Book of Mormon and showed her a copy that we had been carrying around for days (it was kind of run-down) but when she held it in her hands, she said like, "wow. I can't believe I've never heard of this book before" and just stared at it and looked through it at the pictures. We told her we could bring her a newer copy and she said, "This one is perfect". Meanwhile Hector had started to read the entire pamphlet and his little brothers were poking him and trying to play with him, but he just went over into the corner under the lamp and started to read. It was the sweetest thing ever. That was an incredible lesson- Hector said the closing prayer and my soul was a puddle haha my heart just melted. Carolina thanked us SO many times for coming over and I had so much gratitude and love in my heart for them! Wow. Being a missionary is the coolest.
One of the ones I read this week was
Love, Hermana Rogers