Note: 5 pictures added on the bottom. Eishelle is still in her first area: Woodstock, Illinois.
I want to tell you guys about H___. My two comps and I found him through missionary contact. We were knocking. He has such a BIG HEART! He’s a Christian and his wife’s Catholic. He’s trying to find common ground and after explaining what the Book of Mormon is and the Restoration, he said that this is probably what he’s been searching for. And he wants us to speak to him in Spanish even though he can speak English as well but he knows that we want to practice. His family means the world to him. Hopefully him and his wife realize that this could be the glue for their family.
Elder Nelson of the Twelve came to visit us on Saturday! I shook his hand and I could just see the love in his face that he has for the missionaries. I actually want to tell you guys something interesting that he pointed out. He was talking about a story in the book of Judges. I was reading parts of it in the car today there were two groups of people that were going to fight.. I forget their names. But one group had 22,000 so they lessened the amount of people by having those that were scared to fight to be sent home. 10,000 was still too many. So the Lord said to have a drinking test, that whoever drinks a certain way will go home and those who drink another way will stay and fight. They were then down to 300. These 300 were going up against 150,000. The Lord was trying to make it a point that they will win through the Lord’s strength and not theirs. The 300 won. They sounded their trumpets and scared the 150,000 away. The ratio for 300 to 150,000 is 1 to 500. There are over 14 million members in the world today and 7 billion. Ratio for that is 1 to 500. The work missionaries throughout the world is doing right now is NOT impossible.
On Sunday, My comps and I taught a drunk party of men! I haven’t laughed this hard since I been out here. One of these guys was DRUNKKKKK. He asked me to dance and spit out some compliments to me. The guy that we’re friends with had to explain to him that we’re “Jesus” people. SUPER FUNNY. All of this guys words were slurred whenever he spoke. Hope our mission president doesn’t get mad ahah. But we taught them about the Book of Mormon. It was pretty fun and we were the only ladies there.
Well that’s it for this week. Life is good. Hard, but good. I love you all. Keep the faith.
Love, Hermana Whitney