Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cinco de Mayo!!

Hey Family!

Well this past week was a pretty good one! We have been seeing more and more success here in our area! And the best part is that I am feeling a lot better! Her in Grijalva, we have been working really well with the families that we are teaching and have been trying to find more investigators! The heat wave passed through and pretty much all this past week it has been raining or overcast. So it has been pretty nice to have a break from the heat! The only bad thing is that when it rains... haha the streets here flood! The part of the city that we are in is really low and all of the water rushes in when it rains pretty hard or for a long time! But it felt really good not to be dying of heat at night!

We have been doing really good with our families that we have! Rut and her family are doing really well! They are a family of 3 and have a baptism date for the 17 of May! We are really excited for them and the best part is, is that they are just as excited! This past week we had a Family Night with them and the family of our Bishop. It went really well! We watched a Mormon Message about the Atonement and at the end President Uchtdorf gives an invitation to all to join the church and pray to see if it is true. It went really well! Who better to give the invitation than an Apostle! But this family really has opened up to to us and shared things that let me know that they are really ready to take this step! I have had experiences with them that I will never forget! The daughter of the family has had problems for a long time with feelings of a bad presence and has suffered with depression and sickness. My comp and I have always felt weird walking into the house and especially when we leave. Something I didn't share from our first visits with them, is the first time that we went to that house we knew from the moment that we walked in that there was something wrong. We didn't give just one blessing, but she asked us for multiple blessings. It's crazy the difference that we have seen in her! We blessed the house and she says that she feels it every now and then but she just reads in the Book of Mormon and it goes away! They say that a few years ago, an old lady that lived above them practiced like witch craft stuff...pretty crazy!

We have another investigator that also has a baptism date for the 17 of May! Miguel is getting a lot better. We have seen a true change in him! He told us that he really wants to change and drop all of the things that he is doing! He is young, about 20 years old and has a lot of troubles with girls and things like that. But he believes that there is a better life away from all those things!

This past week, as with everyday, is a challenge. I have told myself that I want to be more obedient. not that I haven't been, but there is always so much more that we can all improve. We will never come to a point of full knowledge in this life, so I'm pretty sure that we call all do more! So crazy that it's already Mother's Day this Sunday!! I feel like Christmas just happened!!! Well I am really excited to see and talk to you all one last time! I miss you all so much! Love all of you!

Elder Liljenquist

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