Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015


I heard it snowed in some places of Texas, but I didn't see any snow in San Antonio. However, it has been pretty frigid, and today it's raining pretty hard. I am excited for it to get warm and sunny again. I love the Texas heat!

They were some really great experiences that happened this week! I'll just mention a few..

Well, this week we started covering the entire mega-ward here in San Antonio (hundreds of thousands of people). They also moved us into a new apartment, so I have a new address.....

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2914 Olmos Creek #1208
San Antonio, Texas
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Everything has been getting new this week. We have a new apartment (which is A LOT nicer than the previous one), they gave us a new car, and we have a bunch of new investigators and people to teach.
Our apartment is no longer in "the hood", so that is relieving. It has a nice gym, and a lot of space.

She Made it!
In my last E-mail, I wrote about Angelita Gonzalez. She is such a saint! She loves the Book of Mormon, loves the Church, and loves meeting with us. It's been such a struggle to make it to Church on Sunday morning though, because she is watching her mother in-law and couldn't find anyone else to come watch her.
We went over to have a lesson with her on Thursday night. That night she told us that she doesn't think she can come to Church this Sunday, because she couldn't find someone to watch the mother in-law. We shared the classic 1 Nephi 3:7, and discussed how the Lord always prepares a way for us to be obedient. The lesson was powerful, but we still couldn't find a solution.

On Saturday night, she told us that she still hadn't found anyone, and she won't be able to make it. It was such a tragedy! She wanted to come so bad! She was doing everything she could, but could find no help. It broke my heart.

On Sunday morning, we were standing right outside the Chapel welcoming all into Church. A few minutes before Church began, I heard the door open and saw Angelita walking in with her Book of Mormon and Holy Bible in her hands. I was so glad to see here, and I could tell that she was very happy to be there.
She stayed for all 3 hours, with her friends in the ward introducing her and everyone was being very friendly. She really enjoyed it!

Turned out that on Sunday morning, A lady from Home Health-Care just showed up to watch her mother in-law until 2:30 (Church ends at 2). ALSO, her sister just happened to show up so she could drive her to Church.

It was a miracle. We had faith, and believed that she could come.. but once Saturday night came with no luck, we lost some hope. I learned that true hope should never be lost.
The Lord is able to do all things. Nothing is impossible with God. All things are in His hands.

There is a Father of us all, who is God. There is a Savior of us all, who is Christ. There is a Church with all truth, that is here.

Love, Elder Giles

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