Thursday, January 9, 2014
Mi familia y amigos
This week was on e of the most spiritual on my mission so far. We taught three great lessons and the work is really progressing here in the Manchestetr West area. I am so grateful to be a missionary. And I just want to bare my testimony that I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. We had the opportunity to go to Nauvoo and do a temple session and we also went to Carthage jail. IT was so great. Probably the longest day of my life, but one of the most spiritual as well. But I am getting ahead of myself.On Monday we had a lesson with Jose. Jessica and Destiny weren't there because Destiny wasn't feeling well so they went to Jessica's mom's to see what they could do for her. So we just had a lesson with Jose. He is such a funny guy. And although He has a thick Mexican accent, we don't have too much trouble understanding what he is saying. But everything went so well. We talked with him for about 45 minutes. Just about life and how things were going. He told us that he lost his job the day before and that he was looking for employment. We talked about the different things that were keeping him and Jessica from getting married. And from what I understand, here is the dealio:
Sunday, we sat through Fast and Testimony meeting for about a half hour nervous out of our minds because Jose and Jessica hadn't showed up yet. And then... they came!!! It was the best feeling in the world. I've never felt so relieved in my life. It was so amazing. They had a fantastic time and they really felt the spirit. Jose shared in Gospel Principles class that he had never felt the way He was feeling. He is growing and changing and I am so happy for him and Jessica. I love you all so much!
Please stay safe. It's negative 20 degrees to day with a windchill factor of about negative 40. So mission president wants us all to not to proselyte today. It's crazy! I love you all so much. Please stay safe and keep warm!
Elder Caleb James Wardle