Overall as far as it goes for our investigators, it was a better week than last week, but we still have alot of ways we need to help them.after the second session we went to Levi, Vilma and Pauolas house to visit them. When we got there, they were fighting and he was super drunk. Vilma (the mom) ran for behind the house crying. We talked with him for a couple minutes before we ran back to check on her. It was so sad to watch her just cry and I was so grateful in those moments for the spirit. As we talked with her about what she learned and felt at the temple, I think she was able to feel the spirit really touch her heart for the first time and she realized the importance of what she is learning right now. As we went back into the house, the spirit followed us and surprising, although he was drunk, we had a pretty good lesson. He talked to us as we finished about how he wanted to regain his wives trust and change his life. We talked with him about how the gospel and living for the principles taught by the prophets could help him and he agreed (bolo and all) to attend the priesthood session so he quickly changed and we sent our drunk investigator off to priesthood session. We haven't had a chance to talk with them since, but i am hoping he got machetied a little and that he will actually make a change in his life and that it wasn't just his drunk self talking. I love this family so so much. I pray every day all day that they may accept the gospel and make the necessary changes to live it.
I hope that you all had the chance to watch every session of conference...if not at least watch..it was my favorite! I cant pick a favorite talk but I really really liked the talk by Elder Waddell and as always Jeffery R Holland...tienen que veerlo! I definitely learned alot of things that I need to mejorar. And I really liked the scripture that Elder Holland shared. I always feel like I am on such a high after general conference and then get super disappointed in myself when I don't reach my goals and am not able to change the things that I would like...but I have faith that this time things are going to be better. I have more faith in my Savior than I have ever had before and I know He is going to help me here to become the missionary that I want to be.
I love you all..and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe...and Ill talk to you next week and fill you in on our move and updates here in Turin.
I will send more next week...but here is a picture of our adventure to the river divider between Guate y El Salvador! SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!