Monday, February 4, 2013

Hey Family
      Whats up everyone! Im glad to hear that everything's going great for you all up there, is there still alot of snow? things have been going really great here for us, were seeing alot of success. The pictures i sent you we took today in the morning, we helped one of our investigators get married so she will be able to be baptized at the end of this week. she is Sister Angela´s daughter.
      Me and my companion had a pretty cool experience this week that i want to share. We have been having a ton of success in one of the colonias here in Tuxtepec called LOMA ALTA, We have about 4 converts, 3 investigators and we are working to activate a few inactives also, all in this one little colonia. At about 5 or 6 in the afternoon, we gather almost all of them and we go to Sister Angelas house to have our lesson. Last thursday, we had about 12 or 13 people there listening to us, and one of our investigators named Blanka Ester ( granddaughter of Sister Angela ) brought her husband to come listen to us too. We have the lesson about the plan of salvation, and talked alot about eternal families and how the gospel of christ can help out the family here on earth. In the middle of the lesson, Blanka´s Husband started to get a little offended ( we dont know why, i think he had heard alot of bad stuff about us) and he started to try to bible bash us a little, then he started to ask us a bunch of dumb questions about the book of mormon and how nobody could really ever know if its true or no. He started to talk for almost half an hour, and me and my companion felt really stupid because we had alot of investigators there, and the lesson that started great turned into a lesson of apostasy from a 25 year old that had never read the bible in his life. Me and my companion couldnt start to fight with him in front of our investigators, so the only thing we could do was pray for the spirit and respond to this guy saying to him things like "hey, you need to read the book before you judge it, and if you pray about it you will know it is true, this book will bless your life a ton", but he just kept on talking and destroying our lesson. And then after about a half hour, Sister Angela ( a tiny little old lady that has about a month in the church ) started to defend us, And then Luisa started to defend us too, and then Brother Juan Francisco started to testify of the book of mormon, and then Blanka started to defend us too, and right about then, The spirit filled the whole place, Watching new converts that have a little over a month in the church, investigators that had only been to church once, and inactives for more then 20 years, start to testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and how great they feel when the walk into the chapel and sunday. When this started to happen, Our lesson that i thought was a disaster, turned into one of the most powerfull lessons i have had on my mission. We ended the lesson by inviting the investigators to be baptized, 2 accepted, one was sister Luisa and the other was a man named Jacinto that will be getting baptized at the end of this week also. Reflecting on this lesson with my companion after, we know that the adversary is always trying the destroy the work of the lord, but if we have the spirit, anything is possible.
       Well i hope you all have a fantastic week, I will be going to the veracruz temple on saturday morning, im way excited! i will write you next week the tell you how it went with pictures and everything. I love you all!!!
                                         with love, Elder Snow

      oh, i lost my oil holder that i bought, i cant find it anywhere, could you sent me another one? they dont sell them here haha thanks :)

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