Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday November 27, 2011: Hermana Bowles Moyo, Moyo, Moyo

¡Hola Familia!

A really rainy wet week in Moyo.  Yesterday afternoon it DOWNPOURED.  There were rivers running down the streets and waterfalls cascading off the roofs.  When the Elders came to Branch counsel, they were soaked because they`d been teaching a family when water entered a foot deep in the house and they helped them shovel out.  When they stood up from the seats there was water.  Hna. Nuñez were spared from being completely soaked like they were because we were reading the LDM with a lady higher up in Moyobamba.  Wow.  Love Moyobamba.

Interesting twist on the Plan of Salvation this week.  Went to teach two menos activos (less actives) and their "esposas" (spouses) only to find out that half had travelled and half were vending in el mercado (selling in the market).  We were talking with their parents.  The dad was telling us how he`s worried about his calling as geneology rep because he can`t help people when he can`t even fill out his own pedigree chart.  Sat down with he and his wife and figured out the names in three generations.  Had most of the names, but lacked a lot of dates.  Hermana Nuñez promised him that if he really worked to try and remember the dates or talk to people who knew and prayed, his ancestors would help him.  He found us at church the next day and told us how after we`d left and before church this morning he`d found a card with a lot of the missing family dates that we needed to more completely submit his information into family search.  Is that incredible or what?  It was such a testimony building experience because I went from feeling down about not being able to teach a live lesson on plan of salvation to realizing that it was plan of salvation in another way....haha...con los muertos (with the dead).

Had the "noche de jeopardy" friday night and it was really fun.  It was a good mix of menos activos (less active) and activos (active) so hopefully the rama (branch) can be more unified.

To sum up the week, Hna. Nuñez found an awesome scripture that I want to share.....sorry it`s in Spanish, but I forgot to write it down in English. Hebrews 6:10--"Porque Dios no es injusto para olvidar vuestra obra y el trabajo de amor que habeis mostrado hacia su nombre habiendo servido a los santos y sirviendoles aùn."  (“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”)

love always,
Hermana Bowles

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