Monday, October 20, 2014

Finding, Finding, Finding

This week has been just incredible. A really busy week, but amazing. We had stake conference yesterday.  This week our mission is having a "Semana de Encontrar," or Finding Week.  Our goal is to find 888 people who have been prepared by the spirit to receive the gospel. We have been trying to find new investigators. Stopping people in the street, asking for references, all sorts of ways just to find more investigators. What we are going to try and do this coming week is find all of the old investigators from former missionaries in our area and get them to start investigating the church again. We went through our entire area book, found every old teaching register and compiled the information into a small little book that we can take out tracking. With all of the futures that we have and all of the old investigators that we are trying to recontact, we will have almost one hundred people to visit this week. We´ve organized it so that we will be able to reach them, but it´s going to be a process. We have been praying like crazy to be able to find those who have been prepared for receive our message.

Already, we have found someone who is just incredibly prepared. Her name is Andrea, and she is a friend of the old Bishop of our ward. We met with her yesterday, and she has already read parts of the Book of Mormon and wants us to help her understand it better. We are very excited to start teaching her, because she is just so incredibly prepared. 

Also, almost seemingly random experiences have given us the ability to meet with people is just putting ourselves out there so that God has the chance to work through us. I know that everything that we do is for a reason, and that God gives us the chance to change lives if we let Him work through us. We were sitting down, taking down numbers for the week when a man just stopped and asked us if he could talk to us about God. We talked for a few minutes and then he asked us if we would be able to stop by his home and there we could exchange ideas about God. We cannot wait to teach him, he is very spiritual and we hope that we can share with him the good news.

I love this opportunity, I love being out here in Spain, I feel so lucky every day to be here in this beautiful country with its beautiful people. 

I know that God loves us. I know that He is in the details of our lives, and even when it feels like we can´t keep going, he picks us up so that we have the strength to keep it up, and I have felt that so much this last week. He helps us keep the faith until the end, and I know that he will help and love anyone who asks for it. Remember how much hope we have in Christ. He is literally the source of every blessing to where we can look for hope and comfort, if we are open to let Him in.

Thank you all so much for your love and support, I hope that everything is going well with you!

Elder Weenig

Elder Fint and I

On our way up to the Castle Santa Barbara

We had a birthday party for Hermana Miller on top.

The Mediterranean Sea

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