Jose Rivera was another miracle from this week. we met him tracting and then were able to set up a return appointment. We ended up teaching him two lessons this week and he is very receptive. We were super sad that he didn't come to church on Sunday after he seemed so committed BUT it turned out he came and went into the english ward that meets at the same time because he didn't realize we were in a different room. We were able to talk with him more after the meeting and he enjoyed it (even if he didn't understand much haha).
Pray for him too :)
My favorite miracle this week was with Iosep. What happened was on Saturday we were driving to go knocking and started making some phone calls to invite people to church the next day. We called a referral we got last transfer and he agreed to come. We were surprised but excited and then we got to knocking. After about 15 minutes the ref, Miguel, called us back. He told us that he had a friend that had been in an accident and he thought he could really use a message from God, that he needed help with his faith. He asked if we could come right then and go to a lesson with him and so we went of course. It was a really humbling amazing experience. Iosep is 24 years old and 2 years ago he got in a severe, life threatheneing car accident. He now can't talk, walk, or do many everyday things by himself without a lot of effort. I have never been in a lesson before and felt God's love for someone so strongly before. We got to testify of God's plan of Salvation. About how he was truly a child of god and that God not only knew him but LOVED him so much. Hermana Norton and I left that lesson feeling so blessed to have been able to be there. I know without a doubt that God used us that day to reach out to one of his struggling children who just needed to feel loved and remembered.
Church this week was wonderful. It was fantastic. Our ward mission leader challenged us and the elders to really focus on church attendance. So instead of just tacking it on at the end on the contact he wanted us to try talking about in in the beginning and in the middle and just really focus on it. Well we ended up having 5 investigators at church on Sunday and they were all Dan Jones. That was a great blessing because we've really been needing new investigators. One was a referral named Angeles. Turns out her grandson was baptized 8 months ago and she came to church 5 or 6 times. She stopped coming after he moved to Colorado and one of her sons started getting very anti. But she loves the church and wants to start meeting again. The branch loves her and miracles are going to keep happening with her :)
I LOVE THE GOSPEL! Oh my goodness I just want the whole world to know! I just wanted to end with a little thought from President Monson that I read this week,
Go out there, set some goals, make plans, and MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN!