Our recent convert has a neighbor that has always made his opinion very clear about the church and missionaries. However, we have talked to him a few times and set appointments but he has never been home, so we stopped trying to visit him for awhile. We saw him this last week just out in the street so we talked to him and just had a quick "hows it going" talk. Then, when we went to go teach our recent convert she said that he came up to her later that day and asked "why are the missionaries always so happy even though all day people are mean to them and slam doors in their faces?" She was then able to talk a little more about what missionaries so and how we are only there to share about Christ. He later told her that he would like to learn a little bit more! It's crazy how simple things can touch even the hardest of hearts! :)
We went and visited the Martinez family again. We just showed another quick, powerful video and ended up again with everyone crying haha. Hno Martinez, after the video, shared a very sincere testimony on how he knows that we truly are messengers from the Lord. How whenever we come over, we bring something. How we always knows just what to say to help lift their spirits. To be honest, I didn't feel like we did anything special, we just pressed play on the video haha. However, I know that we can truly be instruments in the hands of the Lord as we are worthy of the spirit. That He knows each of his children personally and what they are going through and what they need. This was one of those experiences that makes me feel like I am fulfilling my purpose as a missionary. Experiences like that make everything worth it.
A lot of our friends at the food bank this week were also commenting on how we always have smiles and are so happy to do any job they give us.
The little things matter. People notice and wonder.
I am so incredibly grateful for this gospel and all the happiness it brings.
I love you all! Happy Memorial Day! :)