The mine was a big source of gold and silver and other minerals here (called the Mine of Eden).
It was fun to learn and explore the mine. (We were in the 4th of the 7 levels.)
Afterwards, we ate the famous Gigantic Hamburgers - and I couldn't finish because it was seriously a MONSTER!
Then in the evening we taught the Sanchez family about the importance of prophets and having the same organization of the church as in the times of Christ with a prophet and 12 apostles. They are really great and receptive. Then we talked with Alejandro about obedience. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." [John 14:15] It's actually super simple - if we truly love God, we will do whatever it takes to obey Him.
|Eating at the famous Gigantic Hamburgers|
It was an incredible afternoon and the Spirit could be felt so strongly. The meeting (that lasted about 3 hours) was similar to a question-answer discussion. We had the opportunity to participate and Elder David A. Bednar has a gift of connecting with the youth. We all were edified and uplifted by this once in a life-time experience that I will never forget.
After the meeting, we had a few minutes before our busses left to take pictures. I got to see and hug all of my former companions that are still in the mission, for the last time. It was a bitter-sweet moment to see EVERYONE - all the sister missionaries and all the Elders I've ever associated with. An excellent day for me.
We arrived back in Zacatecas in time to visit Sofia, Fatima dn Corina and then Hermana Perrata. The lessons were very special because we tried teaching in a better manner and could definitely feel the difference. Elder Bednar shared with us the importance of asking inspired questions during lessons and not just talking on and on until our throat dries up. When we are constantly talking, we aren't letting the Spirit to its job in "bringing the message unto the hearts" of others.
|Here I am with ALL my companions that are still here in the mission!!! (Hna. Rivera, me, Perez, Flores, and Cuque)|
|In the Mine of Eden|
|Me & Hermana Perez|
|Some of my closest friends, Hermana. Nakken and Hermana. Fullmer |
(they can both make me laugh SO hard and they both are from Utah!
We talked with Sofia and Fatima about the Great Apostasy and the Restoration, then watched the 20 minute video about Joseph Smith. They both really liked it and are progressing really well. :)
Sunday flew by and in the evening I taught the entire first lesson to a guy in English! He lived in Texas and spoke perfect English and had taken a religion class that left him with confusion about Mormons. As we spoke, he became more and more interested and said he wanted to come to church with us to see what we believe in and what we do. We also left him 2 pamphlets to read. It was so great!
Like always, it was an incredible week! I love the mission and being a missionary :) I love you all and am grateful for all the prayers and support I've received from my dear friends and family members.