Monday, March 16, 2015

New Companion

I asked Nate how he is doing. This is his answer:
I am great!!! Happy! The most happy I have been in a while! 

I asked Nate if he ever gets homesick. He says:
No I am never homesick! Seriously. Like I miss you guys and all that much. But homesick? no

Nate has a new companion. He has now had a companion from Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and now Chili. He said the Spanish is different from each one. He said is can't yet understand this new companion. 

Now for his letter:

This week has been full of work!  I got a new companion! His name is Elder Parra! He is from Santiago, Chile. He doesn't have much time in the mission. He has like 3 weeks. So I am training him right now. It is going to be an experience I will never forget! We have been working really hard and we have been teaching a lot! I only want to share one experience that I had yesterday. 

On Saturday we were searching for a lady that we taught. We knocked on her door and her sister answered the door. We started talking and she told us that she had been receiving lesson from the missionaries before and she was wondering were they went. We explained that we sometimes get changed to other places to teach. And that we only stay in one place for 4 or 5 months and after we switch. We asked her is she could remember what the missionaries taught her. And she couldn't remember. But we invited her to listen to us. She said she would love to. But didn't have much time right then. We scheduled a time for Sunday so that we could talk with her and her boyfriend. 
Yesterday in the morning I called my District Leader and asked him if he would be able to help with this appointment to be able to invite them to baptism. He told me yes. So we went through out the day. We attended church and worked until we had to go to this appointment that we set with her. We were going to do divisions. But it took a turn for the worse. We met Elder Gilbert in the Stake Center and he told us that he couldn't go cause he had to go to Ward Council and that he had a interview at 7. When this happened I started to panic a little bit. But I told him that is was fine and he told me to really listen and talk through the Spirit. 
We left the Stake Center and we had to run to get to this appointment. We arrived and knocked on the door. But no one came for about 5 minutes. We were about to leave when the door opened and we saw the Sister in the door. She told us to wait for 2 minutes more. So we waited and during this time I started to pray to God to help me help this family see that we are representatives of Christ and that they would accept this message. She came back and invited us in! 
We sat down and we were talking with her for a minute and then entered her boyfriend. We started to get to know them. I saw that they had a baby! He recently was born 14 days ago! But we started the lesson with a prayer and after we started talking about what they wanted in the future, and about what they wanted in that moment. I felt prompted to share The Gospel of Jesus Christ. We started to explain and testify about The Gospel. I don't remember what I said to them. But I wasn't saying what I normally would. I could tell in that moment that I was telling them what God wanted for them. There was such a strong Spirit in the lesson. During the lesson we started to explain baptism. I thought that they were going to say no. But.... they said yes!!! I knew the Spirit was working inside of them. Testifying of this message. They aren't married but we have put a goal for that also! We have another appointment with them tonight. We invited them to pray about what they need to do! They accepted!! 
After the lesson they invited us to drink soda! We talked about soccer with the guy and about cooking with the sister! I have the confidence of them that we are here to help them!! When we left and started walking to our next appointment I could feel a difference. We left the spirit with them! I could feel that. That is an experience that I would not change for the world!! 
Elder Spencer 

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