Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Years Miracles

January 4, 2016

I wanted to share with you all some amazing miracles we have seen here!

This week was pretty great. We are truly being blessed to find so many
people that are extremely prepared. The work with members is booming.
We received a member referral named Pedro this week. We called him and

he was very happy to accept us. We had with us a Sister from the
branch who then invited her husband to the appointment after church on
Sunday. Then, the member who referred Pedro to us, also showed up. It
was a wonderful lesson, full of the spirit. Pedro opened up greatly to
us and told us all his needs and desires. He desires to make a serious
change and is ready to really commit himself to God. The member,
Brother Garcia, was able to happily testify of the joy this gospel
brings us and how he wanted to share that same joy with his friend.
Pedro was almost in tears as we shared the story of Alma the younger
with him and bore testimony of the power of repentance and change that
comes through Jesus Christ. My testimony has grown so strong of
working with the members. The lesson would not have gone so well if we
had simply knocked on his door and taught without members testimonies.

We also went searching for a former investigator named Walter that we
felt inspired to look for. When we knocked on his door, people began
yelling inside, "It's the missionaries!" They opened the door and told
us that Walter had actually moved just two days before hand and just
last night (New Years eve) they had moved in. The woman was extremely
ready to receive us and we have an appointment with her tonight!

We were able to contact two difficult less active families that I had
been trying since November. It was amazing because we planned to see
them at those times, and they opened the door and let us right in!
Blanca was one of those members, and she informed us that she needed a
ride to church. We organized everything and she and her three young
boys came to church on Sunday. Blanca was received with hugs and tears
by one of the members, and there was a special moment as they were
reunited. It strengthened my testimony of member fellowship before
baptism. Blanca had a Sister in the gospel who rejoiced when she had

We have a baptism coming up! On January 24th, Jonothan will be
baptized. After fasting on Sunday for our other investigator, he told
us after church that he is thinking of being baptized on that day with
Jonothan. So many miracles!!

The work is great, we are exhausted from working hard, but I don't
think I've ever been happier.

Have a great week everyone! Work hard, pray hard, and faith harder.

Con amor,
Sister Abram

Sent from my heart