Favorite Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants: 35

13 Wherefore, I call upon the aweak things of the world, those who are bunlearned and despised, to thresh the cnations by the power of my dSpirit;

14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their ashield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their benemies shall be under their feet; and I will let cfall the dsword in their behalf, and by the efire of mine indignation will I preserve them.

15 And the apoor and the bmeek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be clooking forth for the time of my coming, for it is dnigh at hand—

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Great Week!

Hey everyone! Life just keeps going! Time just keeps on speeding up here in the work! Well, here are the answers to questions.

About my area: We have people that make us lunch everyday, and dinner... that's just if people choose to give us food or not. We have to wash our own laundry, but where we live there's a washing machine that we are allowed to use. What do our Mamas do? It's just that, they act like our moms... they give us food, talk to us, etc. The members in these last areas have been involved with the missionaries. We are always trying to get them to leave with us, and that's where they aren't as involved, but yes, there are members that just love the missionaries.

Well, this week was a pretty good week. It started out kind of slow with a lot of fallen appointments, some confusion, and other things. But, then on Tuesday we were able to get some new investigators, visit some good investigators, and have some good, unexpected successes =) We met a Nicaraguan (I don't think I've said that there are lots here) who seemed un-interested in our message, but when returned a later day, she was the only one who listened to us, told us the things that she doesn't like about her church, and asked questions about the Plan of Salvation... GOLDEN!!! Then, on Wednesday, we had a bad day... But then Thursday we met with Ivania, a new investigator from last week, and she turned out to be GOLDEN!!! She really wanted to know about repentance, and she committed to go to church right from the first lesson! Then on Friday... a bad day, except for one thing. We met with another daughter of Ivania, Ivi. I was talking to her while Elder Garrett helped some other people with english, and right there, from the first contact, I taught her about the Book of Mormon, and she already requested a copy. Once again... GOLDEN!!! Then on Saturday we taught a bunch of quick lessons because everyone said that they didn't have time for us... but then that night we went to Flavio's and we taught all of the Restoration, well, actually, he taught us! He already had a Book of Mormon, was reading it, and taught us about it... GOLDEN!!! Also, if I haven't said, he's from Argentina and makes really good food, he made us calzones =) Yeah, it was a great week. And then yesterday, Sunday, Ivania and her daugher, Aleani went to church, Flavio went to church, and the girlfriend of a less active member went to church too! We had an awesome week. We are working hard together and we are starting to see the fruits.

That was basically what happened this week. Now for some interesting/funny things that happened this week: So I had a lot of luck this week. I had somebody give me an old coin that they don't use here anymore (I have a collection), people gave us food, fruit, etc. I learned that there is a ping-pong table in our church, etc. But then, Thursday, my MP3 broke =( It didn't work at all. Then on Sunday we were commenting on how we had listened to Elder Garrett´s CD about 20 times, and I was like, "That's because my MP3 broke, but if God loves me, if God loves me it'll work!" Then I grabbed it and touched a button... and it worked! I was so shocked and just gasped and smiled. Elder Garrett said that my face was priceless. 

Yeah, that was a week in the life of Elder Black, thanks for listening, bye!

--Elder Black

   Elder Hunter Black   
 Costa Rica San José   

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