We passed by some old investigators this week that work at a restaurant. They are really dedicated to their current church, but they told us that maybe some day they will want to join our church. I don't understand the logic. Anyways, all they know is that they really like us. They think that what we do is beautiful. They even gave us referrals!! They said, "Sisters!!! You really need to go visit this guy over here. I will introduce you. He wants to learn about your church." They even were talking to their co-worker about us and told her that she needed to mark a time to meet with us. Hey, we'll take referrals in any form they come!
I'll be honest though, it's taking everything inside of me not to be frustrated. I never expected the work to be this hard in Brazil! Didn't we all just imagine that everyone would want to be baptized here? No, it's not that simple. I don't know how I can have 50-70 lessons a week and still no one is progressing towards baptism. Only Heavenly Father knows why. All things will be done in His timing because He truely knows best. I just need to have faith in Him and do my part. Isaiah 55:8...
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord"
Last night we had a family home evening at the home of a recent convert that just lost her father. It was really special because a lot of people from the branch came to support her. Sister Crane and I shared a message on the Atonement and there was a really special Spirit there. I know that the Savior knows us and loves us perfectly. The only perfect person to walk the Earth, suffered and died so that we could return and live with Him in perfect happiness. This life is not the end, but it is the testing period. We need to do all that we can to come to know our Savior in this life, so that we can live with Him in the life to come. I love the knowledge of the gospel. I love the peace and joy it brings to my heart and the source of my frustration is that I want so badly for others to have what I have. Because I know it's true.
I love you all. Share the gospel this week! :)