April 15, 2013
Wow, God answers prayers! So we had a kinda crazy week. We had some disappointments, with the abuela negra and Pablo. Abuela negra just said she is too old to make any changes so she doesn’t want to be baptized. It’s ok though, everything will turn out the way the Lord wants it to. Pablo has been super difficult to get a hold of, but hopefully soon we will hear from him!!
However, the family that lives a ways out of town is doing really good, we are helping them stop smoking so that they can be baptized here really soon. I am not sure if I have told you about Julio? He is a super capo, he will be a great priesthood leader here very shortly. Elder Crowther and I had found him a while back but now he is getting really close to baptism. It is always so incredible walking to his house because we get there and lots of times he has problems with his wife and you can just feel the tension in the air, and then we just let the spirit go to work. And it really WORKS. At the end of the lesson I was trembling and just felt so warm and good, and he was like, man I love how you guys ALWAYS do that! It is such a privilege to have this ability as missionaries to carry this power and spirit with us all the time! I feel so blessed to be a missionary. Especially here in Saladillo. Even though it has been tough at times I have never received so much happiness and joy from everything, and I have learned so much!
And since we cleaned out our teaching pool a bit this week, on Thursday we started praying for families to teach. And within 2 or 3 days we had found 5 families to start teaching!!! They all have quite a bit of interest as well! So we are super excited for them! It is just incredible how the Lord always listens to our prayers and how he always guides us and blesses us when we are humble!!
Yesterday we had Group council. Haha the first time ever and we did a mission plan for the group. It was awesome because it really got the members really excited to go to work and help us out. We are really going to focus on bringing the lost sheep back, because they want to come back and we are just going to shower them with love so that they can’t say no.
La hermana Escudero got back together with her husband and he came to church, so that was so exciting for us!!!
Everything is going super good here for us in Saladillo. Elder Smith and I are working hard and relying on the Lord and know that he will continue to bless us forever!! Love you all so much. This Gospel is True!!
Love, Elder Eppich, Sr.
Ps I hope you all are being member missionaries!! The mission work becomes so much better when we use the members!!!!