Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 2 in Orizaba

Well this week we worked really hard! We've found some really great people to teach.

Orizaba is normally a cool climate (for Mexico, aka not THAT cold) but this week, we were in some record breaking heat! I practically forgot that we were in the mountains and had nightmares that the whole world became one massive pit of death from heavy sunlight. But it was a fun week.

We found several really cool people to teach this week. L is this middle-aged guy whose daughter lived in the U.S. for 6 years, in Salt Lake City. He went to visit her and they toured the temple grounds and the church visitor's center, and were very intrigued. Then they came home, and later we just randomly show up, knocking on doors! Cool experience. We were able to teach about the Restoration and we will be seeing them again on Wednesday! Second, A. A is a young mother (her baby was just born about a month ago) who wants nothing more than for her family to be happy. She is worried about her husband, who, because of a series of sad events, has stopped believing in God. She is afraid that maybe one day she and him will get separated (not because they have a bad relationship, but because most couples end up getting separated here), and she is just looking for the opportunity to unite them. She is very interested in the idea of an eternal family. I am so glad that we can be a blessing in their lives so that their family can be happy.

We had our interviews with President Cordova this week and he and I talked a little about families that I have been able to help teach so far. S and M are preparing to be sealed in August. B and B in October. D and D are also preparing. L already went to the temple and was sealed. B will get sealed to R as soon as he completes a year of being deceased, and several others are preparing for the temple. I am grateful for the oportunity that I have had to help people come closer together, and fix broken families and mend broken hearts. That's really what this gospel is for. Fixing things. I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, anything can be fixed, and made as good as new, or better. That's the whole point.

Anyways, that's all for this week. Talk to you later,

Elder Thompson.

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