Well this week I would just like to express to you all the importance of references! honestly my testimony of references has grown so much. Here in my area we have this family the Cabana familia and they have basically become our family here. They are amazing. Well the mom out of nowhere has come to us with names of a bunch of different people she knows and she has gone to them and asked them if we can stop by and made appointments with us. I am not going to lie. References are the way to success in missionary work. Literally all of our investigators that are truly interested and understand our message are the references of this family.
The other day we asked the daugher of the cabana familia (Rocio) to go out and help us with some appts and as we were walking in the street her friend ran up to her and greeted us all and invited us in her house. She told us that she is a religious person and that she also left to do a 6 week mission. She then asked us what our message consisted of. We then shared with her the whole restauracion and the spirit was so strong in the mission. We then invited her to General Conference this weekend and she didnt even hesitate to say yes. She told us that she felt so good from our visit and asked when we could pass by again and invited to have dinner with her family this week.( can you say AMAZING) We then left her house to go home for the night and Rocio ended up staying and hanging our with her for the rest of the night. Rocio told us that Erika (the girl) asked her several times throughout the night about the conference and told her that she wanted to go saturday and sunday with her. I am just saying this is pretty much a miracle and it is all because of a member.
My testimony of references has grown so much in this past week. i know without a doubt that missionary work wouldnt function without the help of the members and their references. Truly the members know the people and they know the people that could be ready to hear the gospel so my invitation to you guys this week is to think about your friends, the people that you pass or see at the store and share the gospel with them. Share your testimony with them and how the gospel blesses your. You never know when it will affect a soul. LIke the scriptures say God is happy if we can save one soul but how does he feel when we save several souls. It truly is an amazing work. Its not easy but it is incredible to see peoples faces as they feel the spirit teach them and touch their heart. Things are good. I am happy and things are starting to look up in our area. we are excited!! love you all have a wonderful week!
hna van wagenen