Monday, January 12, 2015

Another week of Miracles!

We saw some great miracles this week! We visited a semi-active family last Monday and met a woman named Lizeth that is staying with them. She's going through a hard time right now and told us that she needs something more in her life. She told us that she has been to just about every church you can think of and tried every means she can to fill the void in her life, but still hasn't found the answer. Then she told us that she has family that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and talked about the difference she's seen in her cousins that have served missions and how there's a very special spirit in the LDS homes she's been in. We had a great visit and taught her how to pray, and hopefully we'll be going back tonight. It was one of the precious moments of my mission when I knew without a doubt that we had been guided by the Spirit to the exact place we needed to be.
    Then yesterday, a Honduran couple, Jairo and Helen, showed up to church yesterday out of the blue! I talked to Jairo and found out that he was baptized as a boy in Honduras with the support of his grandmother, but eventually went inactive after his grandmother's death and life-threatening area in which his church-building was located. Honduras and el Salvador have been scenes of some serious carnage, corruption, and violence in recent years, it's unbelievable some of the stories people tell us. But, he just arrived to the US 3 months ago and he and Helen decided they wanted to come to church. This is the fourth less-active and/or part-member family like this that we've come across since I got to Grand Prairie, which has been really rewarding to see. We also saw a member that the other Elders in our ward are working with come back to church after 19 years of inactivity. Isn't that incredible? 
Elder Gaughan

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