Jacob is serving in the Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission from July 2014 to July 2016
Monday, February 23, 2015
Well carnival this last week was kind of a bust!! It was supposed to be all crazy, and wild in the streets, but like nothing happened here.... I guess it was crazy in Santa Cruz, but not here like... they just throw water ballons at everyone, so the zone leaders, my companion and and I bought water ballons, and we spent like half of the day throwing them at people walking by!! Hahaha
That wasn't me who posted on Instagram. I think it was Reed i think, because I sent the picture to him!
Wow, lets just say that these last couple of weeks have been absolutely amazing!! My comp and I made a decision that we will not teach any more lessons unless we have a member there. It has been really hard to always have a member at first, but then we started seeing miracles. I wanna tell you about the family we started teaching!!
So we were looking for a reference, and we couldn't find it because the address said, "street with a lot of trees, and a wooden door"... so we went up to some people and asked them if they knew the family and they said no, that they just barely bought that house that day, and were about to move in. So we asked them if they needed help. She seemed really surprised, and asked if we were serious. we said "yes." She was so happy, and asked if we could come back in like an hour to help. So we left for another visit, and then came back an hour later. We helped them move and it was only us, the husband, the wife and their 5 year old son. After we helped them we sat down with them to have some soda (of course) and then we asked if we could sing a hymn, and come back another day to teach. They said "sure." So we sang families can be together forever. Then she asked if she could share with us what happened that morning. She said that they got married at the end of December, and were looking for a new house because they had to move out that night. But she didn't know what to do, so she decided to pray for the first time in a while to ask for help. Like 2 hours after he prayer her husband called and said that he found a house, and they could move in that night. So they went there and were looking at the house, and were ready to move in, but they didnt have any help. Most of their family lives in Tarija, and all the husbands friends weren't answering... So she went in the house and decided to pray again to ask for help, then after her prayer she went outside and we walked up to her, asking for the other family, and then if we could help! She was so surprised that her prayer was answered so fast, and said we were angels sent to help her! Then we went back this last week and taught them. Now they have a baptism date, and they went to all of church yesterday, and absolutely loved it!! They are just so great!! It just shows that the Lord really does prepare people!!
Thanks for the update, I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing so good!!