We also have found the most golden mom and son ever! We found the mom knocking doors and she could only talk for 5 seconds and said to come back another day and everyone says that but for some reason this time we felt like it was more sincere. So a few days later we stopped by again and her son was there (who is about 25) and he told us that they were busy right now and to come back on Thursday. So we quickly left him with a card with the church web sight like we always do. Then we came back on Thursday and had an AMAZING lesson with them! It was so great! We starting off just getting to know them but then in the middle the son said "okay enough with this I want to know about your church" so we started talking about the church. He told us he looked up Mormons online and at first we were like oh no but then he told us it was this sight call lds.org that he found on the card! Nobody ever uses the card! So that was super cool :) he said he read the summery of the Book of Mormon there and said do you guys have one? I have never seen one in real life and I would love to. And that kind of surprised us a little haha but yea we handed him it and he started flipping threw it. We explained the Josep Smith story and a little more about the Book of Mormon. He went on and on about how the Book of Mormon makes perfect sense and he always wondered why we don't have the stories of the Americas and he kept proving it to be scientifically true and he is a pretty smart guy too. Then they invited us to come eat at there house the next night so we left them to read some of the Book of Mormon and when we handed him the book he was blown away. He said no way you are giving me this! This book is worth more then 1000 euros! It was so cool seeing how much he treasured the book and saw its great worth. The next night we went to eat with them and the Mom had made the best food ever! She is a chef. Then we ask about how reading was and his response was **** man, the Book of Mormon. Best book ever. Me and Elder Blasi laughed pretty hard. He told us he read all of first Nephi in the night and was telling us the story and resighting scriptures to us it was crazy! He said when he reads it his heart just gets goin and his blood is pumpin and his whole body gets into it. It was amazing! We invited them to church but they were going to Madrid for the weekend but we have an appointment with them tonight and we call Vicente (the son) on the phone and he said he read 2 Nephi and Ether but then he got distracted by the index the he found and couldn't stop reading it because it is the coolest thing he has ever seen haha normally we can't even get people to even read the book part but we got him reading the index haha. He said his mind is completely blown and he can't even describe the worth of this book. This we truly an amazing and mind blowing experience to be able to find them. I'm really hoping they will continue to progress!
We had a another miracle this week that I want to share. Monday we felt a strong feeling to go to a less active (inactive) members house even though he wasn't in our plans. His name is Fernando and he is about 50 and very poor. I lives in VERY humble conditions. He also has to support 10 people with his very bad job. He has to work 9-9 every day out in the hot sun. So we stopped by his house and he was in very bad condition. He has just completely thrown out his back and was miserably sitting there very upset and in a lot of pain. He couldn't even walk. He was so worried and didn't know what to do because he had to work to support his family and he couldn't even move. If he didn't work they would starve. We offered to give him a blessing of health and he accepted. So we gave him one and when we finished we sat down and looked at him. He was crying. He is a tough guy and I never thought I would see him
cry but he was. Tears rolling down his face he said he didn't feel anymore pain in his back and that he could work now. He said that we had saved there life's and that he can work to get money for food now. He told us that he has been waiting for a sign from God to return to church. He told us this was it and that he is going to come to church every Sunday no matter what. He is going to start reading the BofM every day no matter what. This little humble convert of 1 1/2 years bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and the healing power of the Atonement stronger then I have ever heard. With tears rolling down his face he told us he was going to return and never ever leave. He knew God needed him in his little branch here in Puertollano. That was one of the strongest times I have ever felt the Spirit. It was so amazing. Words can't even describe the feelings we all felt in that moment and I wouldn't trade it for anything I could ask for. The church is true. The priesthood is the power of God on the earth. In the end everything will be okay.
I can truly testify that the Lord is with the missionaries! His spirit is all over the world preparing people to receive the restored gospel! I love being a missionary and being able to see the hand of God in my life everyday! He is with me. The Book of Mormon has a power that no other book has and can truly change life's! The healing power of the Atonement is real and can help anyone if they have faith.
The church is true!
PS. When we where eating dinner with that family the sun set looked like this and Vicente said that it was a sign from God that this church is true!