Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 46: Things Are Picking Up Speed!

Hello family and friends!!!! I don't know about you but this week just stood up and walked away. I don't know where it went. It was fast!!!! We saw a ton of miracles this week and there are a few that I am so excited to tell y'all about. But first I just want to tell all of you how lucky, and grateful I am to be serving a mission. I love the Hispanic culture and I feel like I am so blessed to be able to help so many people feel more happiness in their lives. These people work so much to be able to provide for their families, and most of them don't even speak English. Every day I imagine what some of the challenges that these people face. They are amazing. 

On Wednesday we had the opportunity to go over to the Lux family. We are really good friends and they just love the gospel, and us. They were so nice, they made us a Guatemalan breakfast, with homemade tortillas con maseca. The food was happy! It was delicious! We then taught them about baptism with a member who was baptized a few years ago. It was a really spiritual experience and we committed two of the four people to be baptized on June 25th. So Carlos and Fransisco Lux are the ones getting baptized then, and we are still working with Carol and Janet Lux. But they are all reading in the Book of Mormon and we know that all four of them will eventually get baptized. We are pumped!

On Friday I had the opportunity to go on an exchange with Elder Pogreszewski up in Conroe and it was really great. We went contacting for a couple hours and it was a ton of fun, because Elder Pogreszewski is great at contacting and it was fun seeing how we contact differently. We talked to some great people who we are solid potentials. We taught 4 people about half of the restoration. Tuvimos muchos milagros!! We also ate food with a family from Honduras. Oh it was so good. It was literally an explosion in my mouth!!!! It was chicken with lettuce and fried bananas with this fancy sauce. It was absolutely amazing!

Eating the AMAZING food on the exchange.

Elder Pogreszewski and I!

On Saturday and Sunday we had a ton of blessings as well. The first came from a guy that we found while contacting. He told us that he moved here from Mexico but that he is going back very soon. He told us that he doesn't know too much about the bible but he wants to learn more. We taught him the Restoration, and he loved it. It was a picture perfect lesson. He asked all the questions we wanted him to ask and the spirit was so strong. It was incredible. Also on Saturday night we were contacting and it was getting pretty late so we decided to start heading home. When this lady yelled down to us from her 2nd story apartment balcony, "do you need an umbrella" (because it was raining pretty hard) we said no, and we started walking away. But something said, stop, go talk to her. So we went up to her door and we started talking. She had talked to the missionaries before but it hadn't been for a long time. We started talking about trials and I had the thought to share the poem footprints in the sand. She told us, " no way, that was my dads favorite poem, he had it hung up on the wall when I grew up". The spirit got really strong right then! I felt the love of God work through me, in a way I hadn't seen before. We finished talking to her, and she went inside. But while she left I could see the happiness in her eyes, and the spirit that she felt as it bore testimony to her that her savior is there. I know that I am here for this reason. To bring people unto Jesus Christ. I want all of you to always remember that the spirit is powerful. The Holy Ghost will lead and guide you to others who need you, and will also bring those you need to you. Remember your Heavenly Father loves you. Everything we face is for a reason! I can bear testimony to this! 

I love you all. Have a great week. Work hard and remember all the blessings you have given!

Love Elder Heiner

It Finally hit triple digits

Here is the district. We went to top golf again and this was us
out in front of the parking lot.

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