February 9th, 2015
So this week was so awesome. Man I love the mission. We experienced so many miracles this week it was almost hard to believe. So for starters...we went to the end of Juarez we call it el fin del mundo. It's like houses and then literally nothing. We had to go there to look for referals. We ended up finding nothing and then had to walk about 5 miles to where we eat for the day.
We had a really spiritual experience with one of our investigators. His name is Jose Luis. He really has been wanting to get baptized for a long time. The only problem is that his mom is really catholic and he was afraid of what she would think about his decision. So we have been working with her for these past couple weeks trying to help her feel the spirit. Lately she had been really getting into the lessons and she reads the Book of Mormon too.
So we got some good news from them Jose Luis and his wife (who is a member) are getting married. Boom...so that helped a lot. Also we had a really awesome lesson on the plan of Salvation. We really tried to put an emphasis on what we need to do in this life to return back with Heavenly Father like baptism. In the end we asked what everyone would be willing to do to achieve the celestial kingdom. The mom told us that she wants to understand our church better and she will support her son in whatever decision he makes. When she said that, I felt the spirit inside me leap for joy and I felt as those missionaries of the Book of Mormon. After she said that I aske Jose Luis if he would like to be baptized. He shared a powerful testimony of how he knew the church was true and he accepted. He will be baptized the!
We also had some really amazing experiences with our other investigators. 3 others told us that they knew it was true and they are going to get baptized on theSo pumped!!
I love you all!
Love Elder Thorpe