We’ve had a week full of miracles!!! I definitely miss Sister Smith, but Sister Schill is an incredible missionary too.
Miracle # 1: Monday night, we were contacting and we came across this guy who had a broken nose. He was smoking and he looked kind of Scary, but Something in Sister Schill motivated her to contact him. He told us that earlier that day he had broken his nose while defending a woman’s nose. He was at a metro stop with a good amount of people and there was a gang of men who were beating this woman kicking her on the ground and everything. He was furious that no one was doing anything and he just kind of went in there not thinking and distracted them long enough for her to run away. They broke his nose and he went to the hospital to get stitches.
We’ve been teaching him all week long. The other day he told us that he was outside praying that God could send someone to show him the way to follow Christ. Unlike most Portuguese people, he was never baptized catholic. His parents weren’t religious. But for some reason, he strongly believes in God and in Christ. Right then we came by and started talking to him. He has already received the spiritual witness that this is the true way to follow Christ. Right now, we are working with him to quit smoking in time for his baptism on the 30th. He is sooooo elect. It’s fun to teach him and watch him get so excited about it all.
Miracle #2: Tuesday, we were looking for menos ativos (less actives) and we ran into the daughter of a menos ativo that already passed away. She is catholic and really does not want to be baptized. She agreed to have us over the next day though. We came back and taught the 1st lesson to her and her son Alexandre. The spirit was so strong in that lesson. We asked Alexandre to kneel down and ask in prayer if Joseph Smith was a prophet. He did it and it was so simple but so powerful and he stayed there kneeling for more than 10 minutes; just listening to the spirit. He is the sweetest 12 year old I’ve ever met. He told us that this was the happiest he ever felt. His mother felt the spirit as well. We came back for another appointment but she hid from us and didn’t want to talk to us. We stopped by again and discovered that it was because her other son is a stinker, for lack of a better word. He is completely against religion and had been telling her that we had been brain washing her. Luckily, Alexandre still knows what he felt and still wants to talk to us. We’ll keep trying, in hopes that next time her stinker son won’t be there.
Miracle #3: We had a lot of people in church this week. We started teaching an old investigator family, who in the 4 years that they had been taught, had never been to church, because the wife didn’t want to. They came to church and they liked it 🙂 She is a hard woman to teach, because it’s almost as if she’s uncomfortable feeling the spirit. Every time we got to an important part in the lesson, she interrupted. But we were happy to see that she came to church and that she liked it.
Today we went bowling as a district it was pretty fun.
I love Sister Schill! She’s an incredible missionary. We’re going to give it our all this transfer, because she’s going home. We started out strong we just need to continue.
Love you all!