Like I promised last week I have been working on trying to find stories to tell you, and well I was blessed with one this week! Something cool here in Mexico is that we have the opportunity to find miracles all the time. There are a ton of people here that have been to church a ton and have received all the lessons but decide not to get baptized. So there is always someone that we can find and see how they are doing.
Well about a week ago a man came into the church and asked the bishop for a Book of Mormon, and something to read. Well the bishop gave him what he wanted and asked for his name and phone number so we could get a hold of him. Bishop told us that he had been to church a bunch and that he almost got baptized about 6 months ago, but something happened and he never came back to church. Well being a missionary these are great words to hear that someone is looking for a Book of Mormon and that they have been to church a bunch of times.
We called him on sunday night and set up an appointment to meet with him at the church on tuesday at 4 in the afternoon. We went, called him, he told us he was coming, we waited about a half hour, still didnt come and then we called again and he turned his phone off. It was a bummer because we thought we were going to find a miracle with this guy.
Well that day I was working with Elder James Hadley, who is from Centerville! We worked the rest of the day, and at about 830 we were just walking around trying to contact people in the street. Well we were walking, and somehow we ended up on this road where I had only been once before, and there litterally was nobody in the street. For some reason we both just kept walking. We passed a guy on the street, said goodnight like always, and he yelled to me. WE TALKED TODAY! I thought that maybe we contacted him earlier that day or something, but really had no idea. he said I AM JOSE RAFAEL. The guy that we were looking for earlier that day! We started talking to him about what happened and why he didnt get baptized. He told us there were a few problems with the missionaries that that he just didnt do it. Well, we asked him if he wanted to get baptized on sunday and he said yes!!! We then taught him a few times, and prepared him to get baptized, and sure enough he showed up Sunday more than ready for his baptism!
It was a true miracle and I am so grateful for the opportunities that we have as missionaries! I Love you all and hope that you have a great week!