This week has passed by so fast that I can hardly remember what happened!
We had a family home evening with a family of investigators and the "E" family from our branch. "A" and "O" and their family have had years with the missionaries. They accept the gospel, but just don't come to church. "A" has fears of being rejected by her family. We're going to be working with them still and hopefully they will be baptized in these coming months!
Most importantly this week, I learned that priesthood power is REAL power. We set up an appointment with "D" (the young man that texted us, with an interest in the church) in the chapel and we waited... and waited... and waited! He ended up not showing up and in that moment it was kind of like the last straw. I was feeling down and asked the elders (who were also in the chapel teaching a lesson) if they could give me a blessing of guidance and comfort.
Elder Wilkinson gave me the blessing in English and as soon as he stated the Savior's name, the tears started to fall. I cried throughout the entire blessing and I knew that the words which Elder Wilkinson spoke were directly from my Heavenly Father. I have a lot of things to work on and I know that through the spirit, I will be guided as I strive to become a better missionary.
We had the opportunity to teach "J" yesterday! We taught him the Restoration of the church with a member of our branch and when I recited the first vision, he got really quiet. I felt the spirit fill the room. When Hermana Yac asked him how he felt, he said that it was something he couldn't explain, but it was something beautiful. I bore my testimony to him that I knew it was true and that we can truly receive a remission of our sins. Hopefully, when he has more time during the week for us to teach him we will progress with him. He comes to church on Sundays, but has studies and work throughout the whole week and is only available on Saturdays and Sundays, and sometimes not even those days so it was a blessing to be able to teach him yesterday. He is such a good person and I know the gospel will help him so much.
There is power in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyone has their agency to accept or reject what the Savior has done for every single one of us. But I testify with all the strength of my heart that this gospel is true. There are blessings awaiting us and all the Lord requires is a contrite spirit and a broken heart. He loves us so much and I love you all!