Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014
Friends and Family!

What a wonderful Mother's Day! One never truly appreciates their family until they haven't been with them for two years. Seeing Mom and Dad and Mary and Christie was such a treat, i look forward to being re-united with them once again in three weeks. Elder Tamacas and I got to do some quick service for a mother who works very hard for her family, the couple you see in the picture is the Navarro family, they are the ones who set up the service. We did the service for sister Quispe. 

This past week was excellent. At the close of Saturday, we were able to teach a new family, the Orozco family. They consist of a Mom, Irma, and three kids; Tito, Omar and Pati, ages 11, 10 and 12. Their father passed away from Colon Cancer just 10 months earlier. Elder Tamacas and I had the privilege of teaching her how to communicate with her Father in Heaven, and then watched her offer a sincere prayer. After asking her how she felt, she said "triste" or sad, because she didn't know what was going to happen to her Husband. We offered her the glorious hope of being with her loved ones again through the Gospel of Christ. She and her family responded hesitantly to the invitation to be baptized, but we've only taught them once. We're going back on Tuesday to continue instructing them and helping them feel God's love and understand His plan for themselves. 
Andres is getting closer to baptism, not sure if he's going to get baptized this weekend as scheduled, but it's a choice he has to make, not us!

This is a marvelous work, and i know it's God's. I'm short for words, but full of emotion. I love you all! 

-Elder Toborg

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