Friday, September 2, 2016

Teaching the children

Dejad a los niños venir a  y no se lo impidáis, porque de los tales es el reino de Dios. 
Entonces.. This was a super crazy week. So much has happened this week. So like I said last week, I am still in Santa Fe and still with Elder Martinez. This past week was the week of changes, and me and my companion were in charge of making sure that everyone left and made it into the zone okay. There is 6 companionships in Zona Country, and every companionship other than us had changes. It was a little crazy, but everything turned out great.
So on tuesday, we decided to stop by and visit a member that is super pilas ( Awesome). We visitied the Family Cardoza. The wife is a shcool teacher of a goverment high poverty level shool. When we visited her, she explained to us the curcumstances of many of her students. Many of her students come from broken familes, drunk fathers, single mothers without work, all sorts of problems. She explained to us that these kids need all the help that they can get. Honestly, I was heartbroken. Sister Cardoza explained to us that she wants to intergrate her school class into the church. The church is a safehaven for kids like these. These kids more than anyone need the support and help that comes from the church and from the gospel of Christ. I couldnt help but think in the words of Elder Anderson this week. 
  "Children today find themselves in many differentand complex family configurations. We need tor each out to those who feel alone, left behind, oroutside the fence. These young Latter-day Saints enter the Church with great faith. They hope to create the family ideal in their own lives at a future day. In time, they becomean important part of our missionary force, our righteous young adults, and those who kneel at an altar to begin their own families"

We essentially dedicated our time to finding these kids, teaching these kids, inviting these kids to come unto christ. It was a humbling expeiernce. Sister cardoza gave us a list of 26 kids, and one by one we found them. We found one kid named Sheila. Shelia let us talk to her mother, and her mother cried when she told us that she is trying to do all that she can to take care of her three daughters. She cried when she explained that she lost her husband three years ago, and there has been no income in the household sine. She lovingly accepted our invitacion to church. Another kid is named Naomi. Naomi lives with her grandmother and her 3 sisters in a one room shack. Her parents left her and her sisters, and her grandmother was forced into taking care of them. The grandmother is old, but full of faith. Me my companion, a member that lives nearby, the grandmother, and the 3 little girls crammed ourselfes into the shack, and i know that together we witnessed the spirit. the two young girls older than 8 accepted to prepare for baptism. We found a kid named Steven. Steven led us to his mother, who very suprisingly acceped us. Steven also lives in a one room shack with his brother and sister. They also lovingly accepted that we could come back to share the gosple with them. 
On sunday, 10 of these little ones came to church with Sister Cardoza.more than 20 came to church on wednesday to play soccer with us. This gospel brings so much joy to these kids. These kids have no where else to turn. These kids are blessed with believing hearts. The church is so true. The gospel helps the needy, the poor in spirit, the desiring heart. Im going to atach a photo of the kids so you all can see them.
Love you all
Elder High
also read this talk 
"Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me” By Elder Neil L. Andersen Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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