I still haven’t been shot! Miracles do happen!!
Hey, do you want to hear a real miracle?
We spent the entire two weeks just contacting and knocking on doors. We got a handful of numbers (not the miracle). None of the numbers worked (Also not the miracle). So now we’re going to be smarter about gaining numbers so we don’t get our time wasted with fake numbers. :P
Here’s the miracle.
After a two weeks of basically nothing, something pretty cool happened yesterday at church. Two girls randomly showed up in church. One was seventeen and the other fourteen. They said that they were walking home and the seventeen-year-old saw the name, “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” and wanted to see what it was like inside. So they came in and stayed all three hours.
After talking to them for a while, we found out that the seventeen-year-old was from Spain. Legit. Spanish. And that she knows a close friend who is in the church and that’s what made her curious to go in in the first place. We also found out that she’s been to a temple open house in Spain. So we got their phone numbers and we’re hoping to see them sometime this week.
Boom. Miracle. The only downside to this is that they could be out of our area. But if they are, that’s not bad anyway, we’d just pass them to some other missionaries. It’s still pretty cool.
Aside from that, not much new has been going on. The last thing I guess I wanted to add was how much I noticed I’ve been blessed in my life. We visited a member this last week and they have an OK apartment and everything, but they have no furniture or anything and they’re going through a very hard time paying for their food and all they have. And yet when we went over to see them, the father’s first thought was to give us juice that he had just barely bought. He kept saying, “I’m sorry, I don’t have bigger cups for you.” But when you think about it, just his simple act of giving three elders some juice when he’s struggling to pay for it, means a lot more than even an entire bottle of juice. It suddenly means the world.
With all due respect,
Elder Saul Marquez
P.S: NatLar, thanks for the moment of silence in my honor haha. This place has no movie posters so I have yet to see the posters, but everyone else in the mission has seen them and they say it looks AMAZING!!! I hope it’s awesome. But I still doubt it’ll be as cool as July 15th was. Haha. And you’ll get a letter from me soooooon. :D May the Odds Be Forever In Your Favor. – Elder Saul (This is for a couple of Saul’s friends who took a moment to remember Saul because he can’t see the Hunger Games movie…He loves movies especially where he has read the books)