Email March 14, 2016 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
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Wow, what a great week. Pretty much every week in the mission is awesome but sometimes you just have weeks that stand out. This was one of those weeks, and it all started with a miracle.
On tuesday we were out knocking doors, looking for an old investigator. Suddenly we heard someone call out to us, so we turned around and there was this little old man behind his fence, beckoning us to come over. So went over to talk to him, not really expecting much to happen. This man (Carlos), began to tell us about all the health problems he has and his hard life. WHich is pretty normal, happens all the time as a missionary. But then he surprised us by saying that him and his wife were wanting to get married in a church and that they had deciced that the mormon church was the right one to do it. He asked us to come in and expain to him and his wife what they needed to do to get married in our church. So we entered, both a little surprised, and met Carlos´ wife Eva. As soon as Eva saw us she just lit up and began to talk. She told us that about three yers ago her and her husband had met with the missionaries 2 times but for some reason the missionaries stopped visiting them. But they had given them a Book of Mormon and over the last three years Eva had been reading the book of mormon. And she recieved an answer that it was true. Several months ago she began to pray that God would send her the missionaries again so they she could learn more and get married in the church. And there we were. Eva literally told us that she had been waiting for us to come. There were tears in my eyes as she told us that and I realized that God had let us be the answer to her prayers.
I know that God answers prayers. As the loving father he is, he hears every one. And he answers them. God is in this work with us. I feel it every day. About a week before this happened I had began to pray specificaly that God would guide us to the people who were praying for his help. He heard me and he heard Eva. There is not a better feeling than to know that you were an instrument in God´s hands and an answer to someones prayers.
We set a baptism date for Eva and Carlos for April 9th. We´ll see what happens, Carlos is in really bad heath and can´t really attend church. But I know everything will work out in the end.
Lots of other great things happened this week too, we went to the temple with a few investigatores which was great. Such a great place to teach. It was an awesome week. Also it´s starting to cool down here which is super nice.
I hope everyone are doing well and have a great week!
Les quiero, Elder Burton