Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week 65 Dangriga, Belize-October 17, 2016

Did you think to pray?

Hey! This last week flew by and it was a great one! On Thursday we had our zone conference in Belmopan. The entire conference was about the prayer with the focus on helping our investigators to pray but also to remind us how we ourselves need to pray and strengthen our testimonies always. We were invited to, of course, put that into practice and help our investigators really start praying so that they can gain testimonies of the restored gospel. Here is an experience we had: We are teaching a woman named Pamela. She was an investigator a while back who had suddenly disappeared and when i came to the area Elder Arriaza and I suddenly found her again in a new home while contacting. She is great. At the time she was pregnant and has since had her baby. It was a difficult pregnancy and she needed surgery so now she is bedridden to recover. Last Thursday (after the zone conference) we went and visited her to see how she has been doing and to share a specific message about prayer. Right when we began the lesson and talk about how important prayer is she interrupted us and explained how she really knows that prayer is important but hasnt been good about praying lately. She told us she had gone a couple of months without ever praying but knows that she has needed to just because of all the stress, worry, and troubles she is facing right now. At the end of the lesson we invited her to pray, which she gladly accepted. When she ended the prayer and we all opened our eyes she had a huge smile on her face and just simply said "I really needed that". The Spirit was so strong in this moment not only because we had helped her but also because i knew that she had felt something special. When she recovers we hope that she will begin coming to church with full force. I know that her prayers will be answered and that our prayers can be answered as well. I definitely felt that the other night. I know that the Lord was listening as Pamela was praying. And I know that He listens to us always. Pray. I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!
Elder Abilez

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