All right the most exciting part of this last week happened 2 days ago-HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!! It feels like, just last week were skyping home for Christmas. This was extra special because I was able to see two extra special moms that I love, grandma Crawford and Jami were there with the whole crew.
Since it was Mothers Day none of the people we are working with came to church. Our district leader gave us a commitment this last week to make plans to find a new investigator and present the plan to Heavenly Father in prayer and then do it.
Monday morning we said a prayer and told Heavenly Father that we would go to the street “Don Beto” and walk around the block twice, after we contacted all our referrals, and we would talk to everyone. The second lap we met a man outside who told us to go talk to the old mexican woman at the end of the block. We met Teresa Ramirez and a couple of her grand children. She invited us in (which rarely happens) and we taught her about faith, repentance, hope/charity, baptism and the holy ghost. As we talked we found out that she is good friends with some members in south Laredo and she’s been to church before. We are now teaching the grandma, her daughter and the oldest grand-daughter.
In the bible dictionary under “prayer “ it says, “to align our will with God’s will and secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant, but that are made conditional on our asking for them.” Nothing is to small to pray for and Heavenly Father is waiting and willing to help us when we ask for His help.
I went on an exchange with Sister Tippets and it seemed everyone we met or talked to from members, investigators, less actives, even the ice cream man driving the streets gave us treats: watermelon, popsicles, blended ‘sandra water’, fruit etc. Sounds silly, but I sort of feel like Heavenly Father gave me a day of my favorite foods.
Thanks for all the love and support, Happy Mother’s Day to all my favorite moms, and a shout out to my mom cause she is simply the BEST!
Laredo Loves You, x0x0
H. McKenna Crawford