Monday, October 31, 2016

Where's Waldo?

Email written: 10/31/16

Somebody finally got his package!
This week we calmed down a bit with our work and we focused on helping all of the people we had found progress. One of them is Rodrigo. He just showed up to church last Sunday and told us he wants to change his life, and he was progressing really well. Then we did divisions Wednesday (and I left for José Ladron Suarez) and when I came back elder Aguilar told me that Rodrigo had disappeared. His temporary house was gone and we had no idea what to do or how to find him. We decided that the first thing we were going to do would be find Rodrigo. We retraced all of our steps in all of the times we had seen him in walking in the street and we asked around and we ended up with nothing. We felt bad that we had lost our miracle and we decided we were going to continue with our other plans. I then thought, "if I was suddenly homeless, where would I go? A park!" and we happened to be between 2 parks so we kept looking and when we got to the end of the second park we saw Rodrigo sitting down reading the Book of Mormon while his son was playing!! We were so relieved to have found him, but then yesterday we couldn't find him again so tonight we are going to play detective again! 

And with almost all of the other possibilities we had, we lost so this week is going to have to be another week of trying to find and help people. It´s been almost 3 months here in Urquiza with little to show. We´ve had miracles and good moments, but not a lot of "fruits". But in the Book of Mormon in Ether 12:27 where there is a promise that our weak things will be made strong, and 2 examples of this are found in Mark 6 and John 2. When Christ fed the 5,000 or when he turned water into wine, he made do with what they had to offer him. He did not yell at them for their lack of preparedness, but instead served them. Being here in Urquiza I've realized a lot of my weaknesses and that I lack a lot, but I just have to keep going because the Lord always promises blessings for diligence and obedience. 

-Elder Steele

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