Sunday, August 30, 2015

8/3 El Milagro de la Salchipapa

Wow, this week was a busy one. We have been working so hard it is crazy. Even with all of the administrative stuff we have to do as zone leaders, we have to set the example for the rest of the zone, so we have been working like crazy. We go on splits with the members a few times a week to be able to teach 2 lessons at the same time. It has been working out pretty well also. 

We had a multi-zone conference with President Zobrist this week. The mission has been really struggling to meet the goal that President has set for the mission of 200 baptisms every month. In fact, we as a mission havent met that goal while President Zobrist has been here. He talked about what we can do to meet that goal, and he said the key is to find and teach families. We will never have 200 baptisms as a mission if we dont baptize families. So we made a goal with our zone to contact every single family we see in the streets. We will see how things go. 

So, we witnessed a miracle this week. There is a family of recent converts that live in our area that has been struggling to stay active recently. They sell salchipapa in the streets at night (french fries and fried pieces of hot dog, covered in ketchup, mayo, mustard, and spicy sauce-- it truly is one of the most delicious things ever, even though it is literally diabetes in a bowl) and recently have decided to start selling Sundays too. We went to visit them Saturday night and told them that the Lord would bless them if they stopped selling on the Sabbath. She was a little hesitant because they are really tight on money right now, and we left not knowing what would happen. They came to church yesterday and we went last night to their apartment to visit them, and she told us that the night before she had made double product to sell, expecting a lot of customers. When we had visisted her the night before, she told us that she had hardly sold anything, and she was worried that she would have to throw away all the unused potatos and chicken and what not. After we left, she prayed and promised God that if she sold all her salchipapa that night, that she would never sell on the Sabbath again. She said that right after she said the prayer, The people started coming. She sold everything. She had never done that before. Haha we kind of laughed but knew that the Lord gave them a miracle, and we now call it "El Milagro de la Salchipapa." 

We have a baptism this coming week. Her name is Carmen, and her husband is an RM who served in Guatamala, Edy. Edy went on a vacation a few months ago to Guatamala, and brought back Carmen haha. I guess they met on his mission, but she isnt a memebr, so we arent exactly sure how all of that worked out, but she is super excited for her baptism. We have another baptism for later this month with this girl named Erica. She is 14 and lives with her older sister. She came to church by herself becuase she has friends that are members of the church. We taught her for the first time yesterday and invited her to be baptized for the 29th of August. She said no, because the date was TOO FAR AWAY FOR HER. She want to get baptized as soon as possible haha. We can help with that.

Thanks for all your love and support!

Elder Matheson

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