Small blessings make a big difference


Hi everybody! I hope you had a great week!
This week was pretty uneventful so I don’t have a ton to write about.
Our stake did a live nativity this weekend and it was really great!
First, people would go into the chapel and listen to music while the
other rooms cleared out. Then they would go into one of the other
rooms and watch a video about the life and birth of Christ. Then they
would go into a manger that was setup outside the church with a bunch
of animals and actors. After that they went into the cultural hall
where members had set up nativity scenes and pictures of Christ. It
turned out really well! Their were a ton of non-members that came
through and everyone we talked to really liked it. It was a great way
to do missionary work!
That was the main thing that happened last week. We had a few lessons
set up but pretty much all of them canceled on us. Manuel is starting
to get better though! He has finally started to admit that he can’t do
this on his own. We are praying that we can get him to church on
Sunday. Satan is definitely working his hardest to keep Manuel from
coming to church. We know and he knows that as soon as he comes to
church he’ll get the strength he needs. He just needs to take that
first step of coming to church.
Other than that, Elder Maloney and I just did a ton of tracting and
street contacting last week. This led to some interesting stuff. Like
we said a prayer in the middle of a parking lot with a crazy homeless
guy who told us that he was Jesus Christ. It kind of freaked us out
when right before the prayer he reached out and held our hands. But he
stopped thinking that he was Jesus after the prayer so it was worth
On Sunday night we had a pretty cool blessing come to us. We were out
tracting and it was dumping rain. We had been tracting these condos
for about an hour and a half and we hadn’t had any success when we
knocked on a door and this old man answered. He was in his pajamas and
he looked pretty grumpy when he opened the door. But as we talked to
him he got a big grin on his face. He said that he was Catholic and
that wasn’t going to change but he loved that we were willing to serve
the Lord even in the rain. He told us that he had some friends that
were looking for religion and they really wanted to learn more about
the Mormon church. We immediately got out a Book of Mormon and wrote
our number in it. He said that he would give it to his friends and
have them call us. We left the house and knocked a few more doors when
we got the feeling to turn around. We looked back and the man was
standing out in the rain holding protein bars for us. He said that he
didn’t want us to get hungry while we were serving the Lord. I’m so
grateful for this man’s kindness and service.
I love you all so much and I can’t wait to hear from you! Love ya!
Elder Wilcock