Monday, May 15, 2017

Dear Oskar, Thank You for the Reference - Monday 5/15/2017 4:48 PM

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Dear Friends, Family, and anyone else that is on this list,

We had an awesome experience this week with a reference from the Church headquarters. We were sitting there, in our house, about ready to leave for a long day of trying to talk to random people in the street when suddenly our phone started going off like crazy. (I was going off for like three minutes straight with text messages. I thought it might explode because it is just a simple little thing without a lot of memory). We couldn't even open it up because when we would try, we would get another message. When it finally stopped, we had not only one, but two references from an elder in Mexico City named Oskar, who referred us to his aunt and his uncle the lived in our area. We went to go contact them, and ... the aunt wasn't interested. So we went allllll the way next door to the uncle's house and his son answered. We told him that we were here to share a message with him, and asked if we could give one right then. He accepted, but told us that he doesn't really believe in God all that much, and that a lot of people had tried to convince him otherwise, but no had succeeded. We taught about prayer and I shared my testimony of prayer with him. He said he would ask tonight if God existed and we set up an appointment to meet him the next day. 

When we showed up at his house the next day, he looked pretty happy. We talked to him a little bit, and then began the lesson. We asked him about the night before and he said that he felt "a peace that (he) couldn't really describe." He still says he doesn't know for sure if God's there, but he is definitely sure he felt something that he had never felt anytime before that he had prayed. I know that what he felt was the Holy Ghost and that if he keeps asking, that feeling will get stronger. 

And I know that feeling. That feeling of peace that you can't really describe. I know it was God talking to me, and I know that "if any of you lack wisdom" and you decide to "ask of God" (see James 1:5) He will answer you questions through the Holy Ghost and through other people that are in you live as well. All you have to do is look and listen for it. 

I love you guys a ton. 

Elder DuBose
A spider that was chilling in our house

Elder Cortez tried to write the word Andy on my left shoe when we were in a meeting. 

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