This week was awesome! Kind of tiring but great at the same time. We focused this week on talking to everyone! It was more of a goal to unite our district and work hard together and it was great! We saw some amazing miracles as the lord placed people in our paths :) We taught more, found more, set more baptismal dates, and we felt great! We talk about contacting like tithing haha. It is more to show the lord our faith and obedience and the lord will bless us :P
For example the sisters in our district hardly ever get good futures but as they set the goal to talk to more people the lord placed two girls right in their path who were prepared to receive the missionaries. they now have baptismal dates! :D
Elder Sykes and I also just started talking to this man and he wasn´t that interested until his wife walked up. We were talking for a while when she finally admitted that she was baptized in our church. She just said it really casually. But when she moved here over ten years ago she just lost contact. It was so cool to see how when we talk to everyone, people are ready! We will now be teaching her husband and two kids who aren´t members. Part member family Baby!!! :D
Franchesca is all set to be baptized! We had her practice interview and she is super excited. We are now going to try and work with her whole family. We´ll see how that goes. :)
I had intercambios again and it was awesome. My first zone leader that I had in Malaga came to work with me! It was a blast. He goes home in two weeks so it was fun to be able to work with him and teach with someone else with experience! I love my companion and everything but sometimes it is good to teach with others :)
Today we studied about personal revelation and I just love it. The simplicity and posibility to receive revelation from our Heavenly Father is so comforting. We talked about how we receive revelation and then what we should do when we receive it. As we have questions we ask in fervent prayer. then we study it out. Then we return to converse with our heavenly father. As we pray we may not receive any answer. Once we have made a decision though we should then prayer to know if we need to go in another direction. As we make our decisions it is important that we confide in the Lord. "everything is for our benefit". As we trust in him we will feel confident in our decisions.
Pray. Listen and act. Don´t falter when it is time to act on an answer. If we want to continue receiving revelation, show the lord that you can be trusted with HIS knowledge.
The mission is so rewarding and I love it! I´m always tired and I wouldn´t have it any other way.
Love Elder Powell