so transfer calls came in last night......me and E. Gonzalez are staying together a little longer i guess! I'm good with that because we have a bunch of baptisms programmed for February! including Mari Elena´s two sons. so there is lots of work to do and I'm super stoked to do it.
so for several weeks now we have had some super high goals but have yet to reach them....so this week my companion and i were determined to reach them. no matter what happened we were gonna do it. so we set the goals high and ¡trabajamos como negros! we worked super hard lol. our goal for the week on contacts (people that we just meet and talk to and get their address to go visit them) was 70! and we got 71 for the week. we also over passed ALL of our other goals. it was really really awesome. and that is considering the fact that two of the days we could only work less than half of the day. it was REALLY refreshing honestly. working that much and that hard and just focusing on others doesn't leave any time to think about yourself. so at the end of he day i was just exhausted and super content.
BUT even more rewarding was when Sunday came. now ill just let you all know that when i got here in Saucillo every week there was about 20-25 people in attendance at church. NOW yesterday, about 4 1/2 months later there were 60 people at church! talk about WOW. i had never seen this little branch SO FULL. there were legit no seat vacant. it was so cool. the spirit there was so strong and it was great because we also had 8 investigators there and we have successfully reactivated three families that we inactive and just a ton of stuff. it was really really special and the spirit that was felt in that sacrament meeting was unlike anything else. i felt so blessed to be apart of it. the Lord really can do amazing things with us if we are humble enough.
Also there was this super awesome experience i had. so about a week and a half ago today, we had a zone conference. we needed another BOM so i grabbed one and was just carrying it with me in my hand on the way home. we had a 50 minute bus ride to get home and i sat down next to this teenage boy. the bus was packed, and i felt the prompting to talk to this young man.....but for whatever reason i didn't. i kept justifying my thoughts by saying "well my other companions are here and sitting by him too, they should contact him". so i sat there and waited....about 10 minutes later i felt this prompting again but stronger, and i then started thinking about other things and started getting sad, then i remembered something my mission president had told me earlier that week in an interview; that if i start feeling bad for myself and think about unimportant things that don't pertain to the mission work, the only way to fix it is to work. so i made the resolve to talk to this boy. so i just talked to him a little bit, just chit chat. and then i asked him if he had heard about los momones before. we got talking and i ended up giving him a brief history of the Book of Mormon and he said he would really like to read it so i told him "i normally don't just give this book out to anyone that i meet on the street, but i feel the impression to give it to you. because God want you to read it because it will bless you more than you can imagine." so he took it. i got his address and phone number and then he got off the bus. well he happens to be in the other elder´s area that are in my district. but then the coolest part was that i had set up an appointment for the next day for them to come back and visit him and he actually texted them that afternoon and rescheduled for the next week for some family issues. so then this last week they came back and met with him. and you wanna know what? he had read everything up through all of the first book of Nephi. when the other elders told me that i was blown away. God really has prepared people to receive this message. i just need to be a more willing servant to listen to His promptings!
Well that's all folks! sorry for the wall of text! have a great week!