I am still here in Hato Mayor with Elder Salgado one more transfer. I am here to help him finish his mission strong then we will see what the Lord has in store for me after that. I am too excited to see what the Lord has in store for the two servants he has here, I know he will really bless us according to our desires and our obedience to his commandments.
We had a zone conference with Elder Zivic and it was a really good experience. He talked a lot about our purpose and his wife talked a lot about faith. But what struck me most was what President Douglas said. He talked about VISION. WHAT IS OUR VISION? It is an interesting thing. He said our vision should be chapels filled with people in white waiting to be baptized and busses filled with people going to the temple in Santo Domingo to be sealed for time and all eternity. But how can we get that vision to be real? He said first we need goals. Then plans. Then we just need to straight up work as hard as our bodies will allow us. Then we need to be accountable and check up on the goals every once in a while.
The Lord wants us to apply what we learn, so Elder Salgado and I have been doing that. We have the vision: A BRANCH IN OUR AREA. Really our area has a small percentage of the members of our ward, so we think that the mission work would progress more in this way. We have to start reactivating a few people, we have to baptize a few, then we have to see if it is what the Lord wants of Hato Mayor right now. But its possible and we are really working to be able to achieve this grand vision we have.
But we have a few investigators that are showing good signs of progress. One of them is a single mom and her son, Gladis and Brayanli. (its pronounced Brian Lee, who was a good bud of mine out there forever ago at NHS). They are reading and really showing that they want to know if these things are true. We talked on monday about Faith and Repentance as the first 2 principles in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We talked about the peace and happiness that can come through the process of repentance. Then she asked ¨Do you guys just always have that peace and comfort? Because it really seems that you are just happy and freee from worry and just loving life.¨ And then Elder Salgado answered that we try and apply what we preach, and if we want others to live these things we have to live them ourselves. She needs a little bit of help going to church, but the Lord will help us help her.
There are a lot of others, but I don't have the time or space to explain all the good times that we are having here in Hato Mayor. We are seeing little signs of the Lords mercy every day in our lives. It is the Work of Salvation.
Thanks for all of your prayers. I loved reading all of your emails.