This week was another great week here in Los Altos. Tuesday we had interviews with President Smith and man, he is so inspired. He always helps us know how we can improve to become the missionaries that the Lord expects of us. After we had a zone meeting with him and he imformed us of the newly raised mission standards, which if they werent hard enough to reach before, now is going to have a lot of faith! But it`s cool to see all of the changes that we are having in the mission because by the end of this year, we will be able to really see the fruits of it all. I`m really excited about that and the mission goal for this year is help 2000 souls come unto Christ and enter into the gates of baptism so that they might recieve the blessings of eternal life!! We have got some work to do my friends!
In the mission we are really focusing on finding families! So this week before contacting, we said a prayer in the street. Then we felt the Spirit guide us to the street where we needed to knock doors.Well in the beginning, everyone was rejecting us. But we knew that was where we needed to be so we kept knocking. Then finally we knocked a door and did the normal " Hola, somos las misioneras" routine and the dad told us to enter! ANd inside we found his wife and two kids! After all of the rejection, WE FOUND A FAMILY! They are super cool. The dad is catholic and mom is evangelic but the kids havent yet decided what religion they wanted to join. They are all super receptive to our message and want to real the Book of Mormon to learn more!! I`m stoked about teaching them.
So I learned a valuable lesson this week. Often times in life we are led to do things without understanding. And often, even when we feel like we are following the promptings of the Spirit, all we can see are the obstacles and challenges that lie before us. And even when we continue to do what we are supposed to, we dont see the blessings that God has for us. But when we continue, and continue in faith, we will be spiritually lead to the place where He needs us to be. It`s hard and sometimes we face challenge, after challenge, after challenge, but God has a plan and his plan is perfect. ANd in this plan, we has blessings promised for us.
I love you all and keep pushing through the tough times, because amazing blessings are always instore. Thank you for all of your love and support. Have an amazing week! And sorry that i dont have pictures