On Thursday we only had been able to find 2 new investigators, and didnt know if we were going to be able to reach the goal of 9 by Sunday. Friday in the morning we had one more new investigator and had another appointment planned for 8 that night. We went searching for the house of the other person that we were going to visit, and couldnt find it, the house numbers were all the same in that area, and we needed a letter that coincides with the number to find the exact house, but he didnt give us the letter, only the number.
We decided to try and ask around if anybody new the man that we had contacted, or where he lived. We found an older lady with her even older mom getting out of their car from going shopping, and asked them if they knew him. They werent of much help, but we asked if we could help them with the bags of groceries, and the 5 gallon jugs of water. They told us no hah and that they could do it alone, but I ignored them and grabbed the bags and a jug anyway haha. I think it took them by surprise, and they gave in, letting us help them. They asked us why we had been looking for the other man and we explained to them about the mission and our purpose. We asked if we could share a message with them, and they let us in. They younger of the two even went upstairs to tell her daughter to come listen to us, and there we had 3 new investigators! We taught them about Joseph Smith, and during the First Vision they couldnt even talk. They just stared at us in awe hahah it was sweet. Then we finished by singing a "Himno" and they accepted another visit and the invitation to pray about what we had taught them.
So now it is Saturday and we have 6 of the 9 to reach our goal. We had another appointment at that night with a lady that we had contacted earlier in the week, and when we got there she invited her husband and daughter to listen to us also, so we had three more Saturday, and reached the goal. In 2 days we were able to get 7 of the 9 new investigators, but our faith was tested. We just have to remember that the miracles and blessings dont come until after the trial of our faith.
It was awesome to see that the Lord helped us reach our simple goal of 9 new investigators, but we had to put in our own effort, and even though we were a little bit discouraged on Thursday for not having found many, we kept pushing hard and at the end of the day, at the end of the week, we found them. It reminded me a lot of the story that Elder Uchtdorf shared about the "Fourth Floor, Last Door," and I invite you all to read or listen to that talk. We just have to keep working hard and not give up, at the end of it all the Lord will bless us with the things that we need to be successful, but we have to endure with faith, to the VERY end. Not to the halfway point or the 3/4 mark. To the END.
But yeah, it was a cool experience. I am very grateful for the Lord and know that He always keeps His word.
Mom I hope your apendix heals hahah. I am praying for you.
Thanks for everything!
I think my camera is broken so no pictures this week.. I will hopefully figure it out by next week.
Con mucho amor
Elder Cade Poll