The purpose of the activity was that members of the ward invite everyone they know to see more about what we do in church, and specifically about Family Home Evening and School classes. We got there and everyone was setting up but not a ton of people had showed up and we were a little hesitant but we started the activity.
We watched the video "The Touch of the Master's Hand" and we got up in front of everyone after (this was part of the Family Home Evening) and everyone was in tears. My comp and I spoke briefly about the movie and the worth that we all have. Then another member had organized fun games for everyone to integrate. Later, I was blown away by how each School teacher had prepared a super interactive and spiritual short message at their own table, so that people could rotate and see what we learn about in each class (gospel principles, new testament, etc). I was overwhelmed at how strong the Spirit was the entire time, literally everyone was beaming the ENTIRE activity, getting to know each other, and seeing more about how what we focus on is the Savior and his Atonement. At the end we asked if anyone wanted to share a comment about the activity and to my surprise, an investigator sprang out of her seat to tell everyone how much she loved the activity and how much peace she feels in our church. Several others shared. Then more sisters in the ward brought out these hand made treats and everyone was smiling and talking and we literally just walked out of the church SO happy. We even have a couple new people to teach now!
I was so impacted by how the ward came together to make this a special night. Maybe it wasn't flooded with investigators, but for the few that came, as well as less actives that hadn't been to church in years, it was worth it. The Lord directs our church and I am sure of that. I am so happy to be in this area and in this ward, and on the MISSION! :) Love you all! Watch the easter video from the church :) Mucho amor de Atlixco.
|"Me and my comp. We have a lot of fun :) "|
|"My shower this week. We have no gas :( Just heating up water in pots hahaha but luckily we'll have money to buy gas tomorrow."|