How are we all doing?? I hope you are all doing well and this letter finds you all happy and well. Things in Zapata are looking up, I tell you what!! Hermana Moser is so so so great!! We get along so well and are very similar. Which helps a lot in our lessons. We always are thinking about the same things and the lessons right now just flow...ah its amazing!! We had such a cool experience that I want to share with you all. But first I´m going to share with you the crazy one first!
So on Saturday we had our zone conference in Palanque. To get to Palenque we have to pass by immigration. We my companion only had a copy of her visa. So of course out of all the cars passing through our car got asked to be checked. And they were more than a Little skeptical when they saw 4 White girls sitting in the van. So they asked for all of our papers and what not. They weren´t too pleased to see my companion only had her copy. But the man was nice enough and told her that the next time she passes through she has to have her original...woo no worries. NOPE! The main lady boss comes stomping over tells all of us missionaries to get out of the van and we all had to show our papers. Where are we?? World war 2?? So they haul my companion into this van with caged Windows...yeah scary! And I´m yelling at these people that my companion can´t be alone and I have to go with her,but they didn´t understand. So we call our president, he tries to talk them out of it, but they won´t listen and were more than a Little grosero with him. So us 8 missionaries are lost...what are we going to do?? But lo and behold the newby is the bravest girl I know. Hermana Cabrera had been in the mission for 5 days, but had the courage to tell them she had no papers either. She is from Peru and her visa is still processing. So she showed them her copies and proved them that not everyone looks as they seem.(because they didn´t ask her for her papers because she looks like shes Latina) So luckily my companion had a companion, but they ended up getting hauled to immigration in Tenosique (a town about an hour outside of Zapata). Long story short, the president had to go and save them, but by 7 that night they returned back to Zapata. Saturday was a really stressful day...ha but we´re together again and we get a good laugh out of it now :)
Now for the spiritual part! Yesterday we went to teach Jorge (the paralyzed boy). We had left the Book of Enos for him to read. Hoping he could relate to his story. As we got there he told us he hadn´t had the time to read. So we decided to read it with him. As we read, he became more and more excited as he realized how much he could relate to Enos. So as we finished the chapter we asked him if he thought he could receive an answer just like Enos. He said he thought so, which was perfect because we both kneeled down by his bed and told him we were going to ask God in this very moment. Hermana Moser prayed as an example so that he could see how to pray for an answer, then we invited him to follow her example and pray to know its true. As his simple prayer began, the spirit settled in and I knew he would receive his answer. After he asked if the Book of Mormon was true, he paused to listen for an answer and the Holy Ghost touched all of our hearts and we all knew that it was true. As he finished his prayer, we looked up and he had the biggest smile on his face. We asked him what he felt. He said he has never felt such a warm feeling in his chest, and he couldn´t stop smiling he was so happy. That moment will forever be engraved in my mind. It was such a special night to know that Jorge knows that the Book of Mormon is true. And it only re-testified to me of the truthfulness of its pages. The promise in
I love missionary work and I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I love the promise given in Enos 1:15:
´Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it.´
I know that through your faith in Christ you can and will receive answers to your prayers. Just as our prayers have been answered this week.
I love you all and pray for you everyday!! Stay strong and keep the faith!