Monday, January 14, 2013

Hermana Mercado's 23rd letter from Chile

This week, the sector has mainly been dead. Not only because the majority of the people have left on vacation, but also because it was the hottest it has ever been this past week. Someone told us it reached the highest temperature it has ever been here in the past 4 or 5 years! Needless to say, many people that happened to be home didn't feel a lot of motivation to come to the door when we "knocked".

But all is well. We are starting to focus more on working with our members and less actives; strengthening them and helping them to share the gospel with their family and friends is more effective in finding people to teach than just randomly knocking doors anyway. We've chosen a few families to work with specifically, and so far it has been going well. They are excited to share the gospel with their neighbors and we're excited too! We'll see how things progress!

But, miracle of the week, one of our investigators, Olga, accepted a baptismal date! She says she believes that our messge is true and she understands the need to be baptized. We hope we can get her ready. Her testimony is still young and needs to be strengthened. And it's a little difficult to help her progress at the moment because she hasn't been able to attend church yet and she can't read the Book of Mormon on her own (she lost her glasses). But we've started to read the Book of Mormon with her and this week, a member, Hermana Munoz, is going to visit her with us. Hopefully we can arrange for Hermana Munoz to pass by and pick Olga up for church on Sunday. 

I know this church is true, that it contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and living by its principles will bring us immeasurable happiness with our families in this life and in the life to come. 

Love you all!!!

--Hemana Mercado 

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