January 5, 2015
We have been having a ton of fun here, and it’s been really great in Cornellá. We do so much, and we have so much success, and the blessings just never stop. One neat thing that happened this week was that on Saturday, we had a visit with a menos activo we have been working with for a while, and he was sick, and so asked us to give him a blessing. As soon as we finished, he felt better, and so we had an impromptu noche de hogar with him and his two kids, and then he and his wife were in church Sunday for the first time in over a year. They only stayed for sacrament meeting, but the fact that they were there was amazing.
This week we also had zone enfoque, (where I got a huge package), Interviews with president (my companions last one until his release interview the day he goes home) and Intercambios (I finally learned how to solve a Rubik’s cube). Then, to top it all off, NEW YEARS!! It was a crazy week.
To end, here is another little thing happened while we were on intercambios. I was with Elder Jacobsen in my area, and we had a visit in San Boi, a little pueblo about 20 minutes away. Well, we went out there, and the visit fired, and so we went to go try some passby’s, which weren’t really fruitful, until we went by a recent convert’s house. We couldn’t go in, but we stood in the door, and talked for a bit. At one point, I was ready to go, but Elder Jacobsen kept talking...and talking...and talking, but eventually we left, and just barely missed the bus. So we sat down and waited for another 10 minutes, and caught the next one. Well, as we got on, somebody behind us said, in English, “hello elders.” So we of course started talking to them, and turns out it’s a family from Honduras who are members. The dad has been here for six years, and looked for the church when he first got here, but gave up real quick because his wife isn’t a member. However, his daughter came only a year ago, and she really wants to come to church. So we got their address and number and everything else, and we’re going over there this week. It was really neat, and we thought about how many things had to of happen for that to work out. The visit had to fire, our passby’s couldn’t have been, and Elder Jacobsen had to keep talking, even though he didn’t know why he did either. It was a really neat experience. The Lord really is in charge of everything.
Anyway, I hope you all have a good week.
Happy New Year,
Love, Elder Dixon