Sunday, February 5, 2012

January 30, 2012 Alma 29:10

Hey family!
Miracles week. This past week was so great. So much happened in one week i can`t believe it. haha. but the scripture of the week is alma 29:10. 

 10 And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember awhat the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me.

Quick overview of the week, we had 3 baptisms this week, changed our apartment, prosylited with pres. turk, and spoke in church. We were only expected 1 baptizm, of kevin, who was way ready. but we got permission for a girl bianca who will enter young womens this year, we talk with her mom and she gave permission, her brothers aren`t very supportive but she has a good testimony. and the biggest miracle, MIGUEL. You can read a little bout him on the blog, and see some pics of me. but really i have been working with miguel for over 4 months. first with elder cotrina and after with elder meza. he almost reached baptizm with elder cotrina and I. but after doing everything, calling and visiting him every day, he couldn`t go 2 weeks without drinking, so couldn`t pass his experience. We didn`t have planned to visit miguel that day, but saw his car and decided to enter to share a message on repentance. all last year he said this year 2012 he was going to change, but the year came, and was drinking worse, With president this thursday was the first time we have showed up in a long time that he wasn`t drunk. He expressed his many desires to change and be baptized, he said he hadn`t drank in 2 weeks. we put a baptismal date for the following saturday (in 2 days) , presìdent helped a lot and gave him a priesthood blessing of strength. He agreed to be baptized. Friday he passed his interview, we celebrated with some coca cola that he offered us. Way awesome. President came and the baptizmal service was so spiritual. I felt the spirit so strong and felt so much joy in my heart for everything that was happening. Especially when our investigators bore their testimonies after. I felt the spirit so strong when miguel was talking, I love him so much and am so happy his whole family is now united. His whole family now are members. The service was great because lots of ward members came, the whole ward has been waiting for this for ever. It just shows you can`t ever give up on anyone. We also changed apartments which was way hard with everything going on, setting up the baptismal service and everything. we spent all day friday trying to move all the stuff, taking apart bunk bed, trying to get it apart. and we finally got all our stuff in the room, but had to sleep on the floor, but with our mattresses so it was all good. but that night we had to talk with the land lords for ever to try to figure out an agreement that we thought was already figured out, It felt like i was in a law case or something and had to defend myself, never done that in english let alone spanish. but the new room is cool. its small but the bathroom is like a hotel. its cool. Sounds like you are doing so good. Thanks so much for sending pictures. I can see matt in jett. wow i need to hold that baby. With everything we also spoke in church yesterday. I gave like a 20 minute talk that turned out pretty good to motivate the members to help the missionary work. I love you all so so much. Thank you so much for your prayers. Have the best week of your life.
Elder Hurley

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