Its a new day and a new dawn! :)
How are all of you you doing!?
We have had an awesome week! We picked up our new comp elder Chacón and he is a champ! He is the youngest missionary in the mish right now. 18 years old and 4 months in the mish :) He´s from Ecuador and still has loads to learn ;) We´re workin on it. :)
Well I don´t think I have ever done that much service in the mission but this week we did a ton.The coolest thing about this week was working in the Vindimia! It is the month of harvest for the grapes. Tomelloso is the largest harvest place for grapes in all of Europe and the second largest in the whole world!! Weird right. Anyway, We went and worked in the vineyards with our convert family and did service with the dad of the famaily who still isn´t a member yet. It was sweet. We worked about three hours by cutting grapes off the vines and throwing it into a huge tractor. While we were there we collected about 4,000 kilos of grapes. By the end of the day they had collected 13,000 kilos!! Yeah it is tiring work and our backs were sore this whole week HA. But it was some good bonding time with the Investigator. Then on saturday we went by in the morning to help them with more service at their house and it was great. He is doing great and came to church with his family again. This is about the fourth time he has been! I really want him to get baptized before I leave :)
Also we worked in this association collecting food for those in need in our town. That was really good too. Like I said lots of service.
We have been working hard though. With three missionaries we are going to start with splits to see all of our investigators and members.
Right now I am reading in Mosiah and I just reached Alma the younger where he was visited by an angel. Also I just read an article in the 2002 ensign about a man whos heart was softened after twenty years of being married to a member. In both situations prayers were answered to soften the hearts of these two men. Alma was visited by an angel in power and glory thanks to the prayers of his family and people. Talk about an example of Power! But in the same way, a man was converted in the very act of two missionaries bearing sincere testimony and showing loving acts of kindness.
Whether it be an angel or man, it is the same. We both have rights to the spirit that bring power to our words, and the capability to bring conversion. Our Heavenly Father IS perfect and will act in HIS time. But it is good to know that he will ALWAYS act. If anyone knows my missionary scripture I still hold strong to those words in Doctrine and Covenants, "I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise." These words are true and spoken by the mouth of the Lord. Trust him, love him and spek with him.
Life is great! The mission is Great! I love it :)
Love Elder Powell