hello hello canty family!
well lets just get started because the lord has worked MIRACLES this week!! :))))
so im sure you all remember the email from last week with the really crazy and stressful lesson with janeth and her husband. well we were a little nervous about going back with them bc we werent sure how they would react..but on wednesday our correlation meeting got canceled and we were already in mazate..and took that as a sign that we needed to visit them. so we went and at first it was REALLY weird...but then we sang and started teaching the IMMEDIATELY the spirit came. we read Moroni 10:3-5 with them and asked them if they had honestly done what it asks in those verses to know if its true. janeth told us yes..and eric told us no. he also shared like he thought that we were trying to replace the bible with the book of mormon and a few other doubts that we were able to clear up. but we were able to TESTIFY that we were not trying to replace the bible but to help him ADD to his knowledge of christ. we seriously felt the spirit in the entire lesson. i cant tell you if he will really want to get baptized right now, but he DID accept to read the book of mormon and pray!!! it was a really humble moment when he agreed to do it because i saw in his eyes the light of christ wanting to know..and i KNOW that if he reads the book and prays like it says in moroni..he WILL know. it was such a great lesson.
which takes us to the next miracle...JANETH IS GETTING BAPTIZED!!!!!! we went with just her on saturday too see how it went with the book of mormon. so the first question we asked was if she had read the book of mormon. and IMMEDIATELY she responded, "yes hermanas i did. and i KNOW that this book if word of god. i read it and then i kneeled and prayed and i know that it is true." I ALMOST CRIED!!!!!! you could just SEE it in her eyes that she truly had received the answer that it is true. her eyes BEAMED!!!! it was one of the happiest moments i´ve had. theres really nothing better than seeing someone you love so much say YES to the invitation to read and then when they actually do it...its a thousand times better. we then challenged her to baptism and she agreed for the 12 of march...THIS WEEKEND!!!! :D we also saws god´s hands in her coming to church. she had a trip planned for sunday with a friend and wasnt sure if she was going to come..but we prayed LOTS so that she could..(i even asked to put an obstacle in the way so that she couldnt go..) and thats what happened..she got REALLY sick and was put in the hospital at 2 am on sunday morning...and so she wasnt going on her trip...but also wasnt to thrilled about ging to church...so we turned to prayer again asking heavenly father to give her the strength to come to church..and with his miraculous hands he helped her come to church. i thought she would just stay the first hour..bvut she stayed for ALL three hours. she loves the church and is so excited to get baptized and she wants her kids to be baptized too!! i hope that in this month we can get hte WHOLE family baptized..they just need asistence.
i dont understand the miracles of god. i know it requires faith..and we have faith but i also feel like he just does them!!! i am so blessed to be apart of these miracles and to witness god´s hand in the lives of everyone. i love hermana gunderson because we are always trying to find ways to be better..we arent perfect but we love the lord and we love this work. we have seen SO many miracles that it would take years to write them all...but those are two that stuck out to me this week. once again the power and the truthfulness of the book of mormon makes me more sure of my testimony of this church.
good luck in all the activities this week and GOOD LUCK AT STATE!!!!!! work hard and be sure to do the little things!!! :)) i love you all very much!! have a great week! talk to you next week!! :)
con mucho amor