My week was really good!!! we are working in 2 areas now, bc we share areas with the mission nurse and she is VERY busy so we are helping to keep the ward strong!! :) and so that has been a fun adventure for us the last 2 weeks. but also kinda weird bc we started with ZERO investigators on monday here in concepcion (the "new" area) and so we were working really hard to find people. well monday as we were walking to our area, i was just praying to Heavenly Father that we would find ONE person, just anyone to talk to. and we went to work. well it was like 7:40 (and we have to enter the house at 8 and live outside our area so we were walking home) and we saw this guy sititng on the ground, i had seen him when we entered and kinda wanted to talk to him but i was a bad missionary and didnt listen in that moment. but thankfully heavenly father kept him there for another 2 hours so we could meet with him. we started talking to him and didnt have too much time to havea really lesson but we did put a cita for wednesday with him. i have always known that god answers prayers, but he REALLY did it this time!!! it was really cool! and we went to the cita this week and he is really postive, his name is jose cajas. he has some challenges that he will need to overcome but has such a desire to change and learn about the gospel!!!
also, yesterday in the testimony meeting an older hermana named Alida shared her testimony. and it was SO funny but so true!!!! (now to understand this a little better you have to know hermana alida!! she is about the size of gma janeen, with red old lady hair and is a FIRECRAKER!!!! and has a testimony very strong!!) she was bearing her testimony of the book of mormon and told a story. she was listening to the radio and they were talking about christopher colombus (i think its colombus day today...anyway doenst matter to much lol) and how it was a miracle that he found the american continent. and this old lady just went off, almost screaming at how it wasnt a miracle! that the holy ghost guided him and that he was chosen to do that bc we can read about it in 1 nephi!!! well she wasnt pleased with jsut sitting in her house thinking these things, so she decided to call the radio station and tell them what was on her mind (how they should read the book of mormon and then they would find out that god already knew columbus was gonna come LONG BEFORE HE DID!) but sadly, as she says, the call wouldnt go through. she was very sad that she couldnt share her testimony with the whole city of Retalhuleu. even though this old lady is a little wild, I KNOW SHE KNOWS THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE!!She was not afraid to call the radio station and tell them the truth!!! i honestly dont knwo if i havet he guts to do that!!!! i dont want you to think that the only way we will have no fear in sharing is by calling radio stations and shouting our testimonies in the crowd. but we must NEVER HAVE FEAR TO SHARE OUR TESTIMONIES BY THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES.
i know that this church is true and i am so blessed to be a missionary for it. i hope you all know how much i love you and pray for you!!! youre the best family ever!!!! thanks for your love and support. i pray that this week you will have NO FEAR TO SHARE your testimony!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
con amor,Hermana Canty