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Tuesday, February 16, 2016



My District

The Red Zone in our Area (Dangerous)

¡Hola, Espero que todos estan bien!

This week was super interesting. To start off the week, we went over to a less active members house that we are currently re-activating. He told us that he no longer believes in the Book of Mormon, or in the church, or anything.....We were a little unsure of what to do, or what to tell him. My companion just started bearing his testimony. After he was finished bearing his testimony, the man rejected everything that my companion had just said...and we left his house. We were extremely sad and worried for him. However, we felt good, because we did all that we could do. We bore testimony of the truth. Then, on Sunday, as we were waiting at the door, he walked in, went to all of the classes, bore his testimony, shared personal experiences, and was extremely happy! My companion and I couldn´t believe it was even the same person. He didn´t mention anything about what happened....I don´t know what changed his way of thinking, but I like to think that it was because of our testimonies. It goes to show that you never know the power of a testimony, until you share it.

Also this week, we have been working a lot with a less active named Carlos Bobadilla....He is super weird. Anyways, he was extremely upset because someone called him this week and said that his records weren´t in the computer, so he was an observer, and not a member of the church....He was very sensitive about the fact that he was considered a observer, and not a member. His baptismal papers were never entered into the computer....in 1998. That meant that if we didn´t find the papers, that he needed to get baptized again. He was extremely angry because he didn´t want to get baptized again. Eventually, we sorted out the whole mess, and convinced him to come to the church with us. When we walked into the church, a little old lady walked up to him and introduced herself, and then she said ¨Welcome to the church, how long have you been an investigator for?..Carlos responded..¨I am a MEMBER! I have been a member since 1998!! I AM A MEMBER¨......Haha. That question pretty much just wrecked all the work we did with him the whole week to calm him down.

This week has been full of….drama. Haha

I love you all! Have a great week!
-Elder Vanderlinden


Quote of the week ¨If you can´t explain it simply, you don´t understand it well enough¨.

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