Thanksgiving is this week!? What!? Does time on the mission ever not feel like it’s flying by way too fast? I can hardly believe it’s turkey time again already! Things are going great here in Rio Grande with Hermana Garcia. I have so much in my life to be thankful for, both here in the mission and back at home. This year I feel particularly grateful for the happiness found in gospel living and for the chance I have to get to share it with others.
We recently met the coolest lady! She was taking her trash out so we stopped to help and ended up talking for a bit. We introduced ourselves and explained what it is that we do as missionaries. With a big smile on her face she told us her name, Alma, and asked when would be the soonest time possible for us to come back and visit her. We set up a time for the next day and left her with a scripture and a prayer.
When we went back, she was still all smiles and welcomed us in with great big hugs. Over slices of pumpkin pie, we taught her the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was SO happy. There was a real spirit of peace in the room as we talked with her. She told us that she had felt such a strong sense of that the night before as well and that all morning she had been telling everyone she knew all about it. She’s been looking for a roommate, and asked us if there was anyway we could possibly just move in with her because she wanted to feel that happy all the time. It was so sweet.
We explained what the Book of Mormon is and then gave her a copy. I didn’t think it was possible for her to smile more than she already was, but she did as she exclaimed, "Wow! For me? This is my very first Book of Mormon!"
We are so pumped to keep teaching her and see where things go. We’re pretty sure Alma is a secret mormon and just doesn’t know it quite yet. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! Love you guys!