Well, this week has been pretty good. Really nothing too exciting. Sorry. We've been working really hard to find new people to teach. Same 'ole, same 'ole. We did find an awesome family of four that want to be baptized and sealed in the temple!!! (I guess that is a little exciting) Yep, they're actually references from a family in the ward. They invited them to their son's baptism and then to a family home evening. We came to the family home evening and helped share the message. We also find out the the dad is an inactive member and has always loved and believed in the church but fell away for most of his life. His wife and two sons aren't though and are super excited to learn more and have the desire to be baptized. It's also awesome because the family in the ward is helping us out a lot. After the FHE we made plans to head to the Temple Visitor's Center on Tuesday. We went and it was incredible. The only problem is that they have to be legally married first. However, they have this amazing desire and goal to be an eternal family and are willing to do what it takes to make it a reality. I love teaching entire families and witnessing incredible miracles. Definitely a highlight of the week.
So, now you see how easy it is to help an entire family have the desire to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. A simple invitation, a follow-up, contact with the missionaries and shazaam!!! It might not work every time. BUT! It is worth the effort to try. One of the greatest blessings we saw out of this experience was the excitement and joy we saw in the family from the ward who started it all. The testimony of every member in that family was strengthened as they truly took part in this missionary experience. Every participant is blessed and a change is made in their heart. So...participate! Take part in the Lord's work and witness the miracles wrought in your life, the life of your family and the lives of those around you.
Another great week here in Mexico. Hopefully you guys are enjoying life back home (especially those who head off to school very soon). Time is a'flyin and Elder Foust is dyin...because the olympics are going on and my soul is a'cryin. Record them for me please...Also make amazing, funny/witty, professional-sounding commentaries as I also like to do when I watch them. I mean the olympics do in fact make everyone a professional commentator in anything from gymnastics to synchronized swimming. Uhhh...I love the mission.
To email Elder Foust, his address is: firstname.lastname@example.org