Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012

Dear Mom and Dad,

This is going to be a very short letter because we need to go catch a bus to Quillota, but there are some pretty awesome events I do want to cover.

First off, Jo and her son, J. We found them walked on the street, and set up a time to pass by their house. When we got there, Jo was almost in tears after we sang the opening hymn. She said that she felt something stirring inside her when we sang--she repeated the same thing when we talked about Joseph Smith and the first vision. J came to English classes this friday, and I´m excited to see what happens with this family.

Next, President Känlein got here with his family, and we got to meet them all. He has four children, sons of 11, 9, and 7, and a two year old daughter. His wife is also a return missionary, and they seem both surprised and excited to be here working with us. President talked about a couple of things specifically--first, praying to be able to find the people that God is already preparing to receive us. Second, the power of the Book of Mormon, and how important, even vital it is in a real, lasting, conversion.

In our personal interview, he told me to keep working hard, that from what he had seen I was doing alright.

The day after the interview, we had some pretty amazing experiences. We met quite a few people who are very receptive to our message, and we kept thinking and praying about the elect, the ones that God is already preparing to recieve us. We felt the spirit very strongly while reading the Book of Mormon, as well.

Last story. This last Saturday, we went by S and B, a mother and her daughter who haven´t been to church in almost 15 years. The spirit was really strong, and we talked a lot about repentance and about God´s mercy. They ended saying that they would go to church the next day. It was a fantastic experience.

I wish I had time for more, but I´ll leave the rest to your imaginations.

Viviendo el sueño,

Elder Jason Ray

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