Elder Carlos Samuel Gomez

Elder Carlos Samuel Gomez

Monday, July 10, 2017

LUISA, Muddy Travels, RAW Talent

I´m going to start with the funny things! The other day we didn´t have lunch with a member scheduled and the other elders called us and invited us over to eat. They had bought some oven bags and were super excited to try them out. They threw in a bunch of vegetables, sauce and steak inside and put them in the oven. The mastermind was Elder Starr, an elder in our district. He is always cooking and is good at it too so I was excited. We started to eat and there was a weird flavor. I thought it was the sauce or the spices but once I had eaten almost all of it Elder Starr said that the meat wasn´t cooked and we hadn´t been able to tell because it was all covered in sauce like a stew. That was an awkward moment, haha! But nobody got sick so we´re all good. 

We were pretty much laughing the whole week because it was rainy and we were slipping around in the boonies where a lot of our investigators are. It´s all mud there. I almost ate it about a hundred times but luckily I never fell, haha! One of our muddy lessons was with Luisa. She´s Eric´s aunt. We met her about a month and a half ago and she actually gave us the referral of Eric. We could never find her again until last Sunday when popped up out of nowhere at church. We taught her this week and she said that she wants to be baptized and have more peace in her life! She went to church again yesterday and loved it. I love seeing when people have a change of heart like that. On Saturday we invited her to ask God if she should be baptized on July 22nd, and she offered the closing prayer. Before saying Amen she paused and waited in silence for a minute or two and waited for her answer. She said Amen and told us that she had received her answer! It was a powerful moment. Elder Deem was really excited. I´m happy that he´s having these experiences at the beginning of his mission, because now he´ll always have the faith to invite people to be baptized. Have a great week, I love you all!
-Elder Gomez

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