Now that one crazy investigator got baptized, we had to find another crazy investigator.... his name is Efren and this kid is something else. Everytime we leave the lessons with him, we are dying from laughter. Efren is the teenage son of a couple that Hermana Palmer and Hermana Moreno taught a few months ago. The first time we met Efren he said, "Not for me. Don't talk to me." but he was standing in the room listening to the lesson we taught to his mom and step-dad. So we started teaching him in the next lesson, and oh he is so crazy. It's so funny.
We ate one day with the Soriano Family, and the hermano is an ex-mission and ex-temple president, and the Spirit is always super strong in his house. He shared a scripture with us that says, "Even before they were born, they, with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men." He told us that we are these souls that were prepared to come forth and do the Lord's work in the earth. I felt the Spirit so strong in this moment telling me that what he said is true. We were all prepared for this life and the things that we need to do here before we came to the earth when we lived with Heavenly Father. Right now is our time to keep the promise we made with our Heavenly Father that we were going to do everything possible to return and live with Him again. To live with Him again, we need to follow Christ, and He is inviting all of us to follow Him. Today is the day to choose if we will follow Christ. Like Joshua says, "choose you this day whom ye will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15) Now is the time to chose and the time to act. Don't wait anymore, we waited long enough for this life when we lived with Heavenly Father being prepared for this life. Every morning, I say my purpose as a missionary, and everyday I chose to serve the Lord because I know that this is His work. I know that today is the day to follow Christ. In return, we will receive blessings bigger than we can ever imagine.
I love y'all!