Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it's be like to be a missionary?

I always enjoy reading Lisa's weekly email.   Her sister, Rachel, asked a few questions and here is Lisa's response to one of her questions:

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wonder how on earth you ended up in Argentina on a mission???? 

yeah, like all the time.  but not when i wake up in the morning.  it´s usually when i´m crossing the railroad tracks into a different barrio and there are a ton of horses just hangin' out, or when a drunk guy asks me if i am god (true story), or when it's pouring rain and i'm walking through the mud to an appointment, or when i just spent 45 minutes in some stranger's house speaking to them IN SPANISH about the restoration, or when i'm "showering" from a bucket because we have no water pressure again, or when we help make a billion empanadas from scratch.  it's kinda crazy to think back to how i got here.  definitely an inspired decision.

She also wrote a follow up on this story:  

i'm with some of the gobelli fan club.  we had a cita (appointment) with one of their mom's, but she wasn't home, so we sat on the sidewalk and taught the group of kids about the plan de salvación.  after we got home we discovered that we had a TON of bug bites on our legs (looks like flea bites?).  so worth it.... 

Two weeks later:

okay, and here´s the best story of the week:  remember my story about contacting a mom of someone in the gobelli fan club (see july 16 letter...her husband died 7 years ago and she just feels empty).  we pass by her house all the time and she's been avoiding us--havn't had a lesson yet.  we keep passing by because i felt like we were really guided to find her.  well, finally on thursday, we had a few free minutes so we pass by, expecting to get turned away again.  but she says, "well, like, what´s your message like?  do you know what happens after this life, or no?"  YES!  before her husband died, she told him that if were to die before she did, to come back and give her a sign that there is life after death.  she's been disappointed because after 7 years, there hasn't been any sign from him.  we spent quite a bit of time standing there in her polleria (chicken shop) testifying about the resurrection, the spirit world, kingdoms of glory, our purpose in life, etc.  after a bit, she said, "you know, i dreamed about you girls the other night.  and my husband was there too.  he was chewing me out for not listening to you.  he said i should."  and that was super cool, because then we could testify that the things we were teaching were true, that her husband was learning these same things and wanted her to know them too.  i am excited for our lesson with her tomorrow.

We love you, Lisa!  Keep up the good work!  

1 comment:

  1. Love hearing about Lisa's experiences - do you post them each week? Seems like I haven't seen very many of them.