Monday, March 14, 2016

03.14.2016 Jimenez Miracles

Hey everybody!

I love you all so much!!  Sounds like you are all having fun and knocking it out in school!

"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." (Rev. 14:6)  This week we saw part of the completion of this  new testament prophecy.  We went to preach the everlasting gospel to the Indians of Costa Rica.  Their reservation is located the mountains of the rain forest on the peninsula.  President Conejo took us up as far as he could in his car and we had to hike up the rest of the way.  Boy was it a hike.  You have to go straight up the rocky mountainside a couple of kilometers.  Elder Carter and I had to stop for breaks.  When we got to the top, we realized that we were soaked with sweat.  Even our ties were soaked with sweat.  We took with us as many Books of Mormon and we could haul along with pamphlets and pass along cards.  These Indians are called Guaymi and they originate from Panama.  So when we finally got to the first house on the reservation we pulled out the Book of Mormon and began to teach.  I kid you not, the first woman we talked to said "I remember my grandfather telling me that Christ came to the Americas."  Elder Carter and I looked at each other in awe.  We got in contact with the tribe translator and we will see if we can get him to translate parts of the Book of Mormon and pamphlets to Guaymi.  We are so excited!

The members here are amazing!  They want so bad to help us in the missionary work.  They are great member missionaries.  A member invited us over to her house on Saturday night for a little missionary activity.  She said that she invited a family and that we were going to watch the movie "Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration."   So on Saturday we went to the activity to teach with her and to our surprise she had invited 6 families.  Real families.  (Dad, Mom, and kids)  There were over 30 people there.  She ran the whole thing and it was amazing!  We started out playing telephone- the game where you start with a message and pass it through all the people.  The families were loving it.  It was a hoot.  Sure enough the message came out completely different and she used that the teach the importance of prophets.  Then we went in the house to watch the movie.  The people didn't even fit inside the house!  It was the best thing I have seen in my mission.  Afterwards my companion and I talked a little and got all of their information.  It really was such a blessing and we are excited to teach them all.

The work is going well and we are happy!  The Lord is blessing us a lot.

Elder Nelson

Mi amigo mexicano siempre me decia "Llevaremos al mundo Su verdad."

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