Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 24, 2010

The time continues to pass by quickly. We had a mission tour this week with an Area Seventy that really elevated the spirits of the missionaries even more. He basically just held a question and answer session with us. A lot of missionaries asked questions about receieving and following promptings and being guided by the spirit. His overall message was to pray as hard as we can and act on our thoughts and impressions and just go to work. If we make a mistake, we'll learn from it and do better next time. If we're being obedient, the Lord will guide us and direct us in every aspect of the work and our lives. He talked about how recieving and following inspiration is a refining process that we'll develop throughout our missions, and throughout our lives. He taught us how it applied to faith as well. Every missionary that stood up testified of the goal for March.
President held a special meeting with us the next day as a Spanish program and commissioned us to be examples. He's planning on using us as a catalyst for the mission of miracles and baptisms. He said that our potential is 30 baptisms a month as a spanish program and that's 5 per companionship. We're really having to stretch out of our comfort zone and work even harder.
We continue to see miracles though. There were 6 new potential investigators that came with members to church last Sunday. Members had invited and brought their friends without us expecting. We have a dinner tonight with a member couple and their freinds for the first time. Last night, we visited a family from an English ward that speaks Spanish and felt impressed to share a message about Service. After the message, they told us that they had felt inspired in a recent church meeting about missionary work that service to their neighbors was the way that they could currently help out in the ward missionary work effort. They said that our message confirmed that and that their next door neighbors are two spanish speaking families that they've never really gotten to know too well. They commited to invite them today to have a dinner with us. Other members continue to help us out as well.
Last week, we walked out of our apartment and found a lady from Chile that we had met about a week prior and had been trying to get in contact with. She was waiting at the bus stop outside of our apartment. We were able to talk with her and have an appointment this Friday at the home of a member. The Lord continues to bless us with miracles which are really increasing our faith.
I'm glad that everyone seems to be doing well! Thank you for your support and prayers!
Con Amor,
Elder Dunlap

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