This past week was super good. We found 3 new investigators. One is Pedro. Pedro is the husband of Evelyn. Evelyn is a recent Convert. Pedro is a War Vet and super cool. He is very Catholic but he is slowly understanding everything we are teaching.
The others are Vicki and Jorge. They are mother and son. We contacted their house and the first thing she said was “I’m Catholic and I don’t accept visits from other beliefs.” We get that phrase very often and I got tired of hearing that so ....I just asked her if she would just listen to us for 5 min. We showed her the new christmas video from the church and bore our testimony she really changed. She accepted us more and had a lot of questions. She wants us to return next week!
Yesterday kinda sucked. Our investigator Ricardo came to church but then all of a sudden he starts begging the members for drug money. I was able to get him out of the building - but then he ran back in asking more. It made me mad realizing that drugs really screw your life up. Back home I just didn’t see it like I do here. It was hard realizing that the progression I thought I saw in him was actually a plan to get money for drugs.
THE WORD OF WISDOM IS FROM GOD! If you are caught up in hard stuff like this God will be with you all the way through recovery if you will just accept His help. He loves you and wants you to return and live with him again.
I know Christ came to the earth to save us. I know he established the only way to salvation and that is following His Gospel and living his teachings. I know through him we can overcome our problems. Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes!! He will help you...YOUR ETERNITY DEPENDS ON IT!
I love you all and hope you have the coolest Christmas. I LOVE it here!! Having Christmas on an island in 100 degree weather. I do miss POW MOW though haha
Elder Cody Anderson
Puerto Rico San Juan Mission