|Temple this morning|
Finish it off with the temple so it was all good! It's awesome as always(: the temple here is absolutely beautiful. We go as a zone so we were all together!
Good day! Well it's hot here. I hope you're all cool. Okay well good luck to Ethan Erickson and anyone else heading out to the mission! Okay so this week was like the polar opposite of the past two weeks haha. Last Monday night I was feeling pretty bold and good, so I asked God to give me a mountain to climb I don't really know what I was expecting and kind of threw a Elder Wright under the bus but hey, I got my mountain! Because the next two days, we lost 2 baptismal dates and 6 investigators just phone call after phone call, investigators dropping left and right...it was interesting hahah. So Tuesday after English class we had already lost two and we headed over to Adela's house! So Adela was doing so so great. She was super excited for her baptism and progressing a ton. Just blowing threw the BoM. So we met and she told us she was super sad because her boyfriend stopped paying for her piso from Germany and so she has to move. I was just stunned. Because Fabricio was a week from his baptismal service and he randomly left... Now Adela was 11 days from hers and she had to leave and take her friend who was about 2 weeks from her baptism with her as well. We get so close to a baptism and they leave right before. My heart just broke, she was so sad. But we had a super great lesson about baptisms for the dead and she's excited to do her family history work. She's actually had dreams and said her ancestors have visited her and now it makes complete sense to her that she can do their work for them! It was a really cool lesson actually. So she left for Madrid the next morning Wednesday afternoon is when we lost the other two investigators. Hahah I just couldn't believe what was going on. So we accepted the mountain that God had given us, thanked God for it, and hit the streets with smiles on our faces and not skipping a beat! We still haven't found anyone else in the past week but I know they'll come if we keep working like we have been! It's been super humbling and Elder Howard's prophecy has officially come true. He told me before I came to Toledo that it was a great place to see miracles, but you have to allow God to take you lower than you've ever been before, and I'd say that that's pretty true right now! So we're just moving forward! It's been fun and I have a strong testimony that God answers prayers Also I found out the bishop here is literally a Spanish pioneer. He was the first convert from the Canary Islands, the third missionary from Spain, he basically opened Galicia and served in Vigo, and he's the reason that there are missionaries in the islands as well. This guy went. To. Work. Back in the day. He has some of the funniest missionary stories I've ever heard him and I are best friends now because we had a little heart to heart after sacrament meeting, good guy. Well I hope you all are doing good and keeping your heads ups! Gods only as far away as your knees are from the ground! Keep pushing forward and know God leaves you and I love you all almost as much as him! Have a fabulous week! Elder Gearig Enviado por mi Liahona Another mountain
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