The general conference was so uplifting and inspiring. I hope that all of you enjoyed it.
So we have been teaching this one family for a while now. Isabel is the mom, Luiz the dad, and they have two children (one girl-Letícia and one boy-Litierry). They are really great. They really like all of the messages, they read the Book of Mormon and they pray about the things we teach them. They are really working on developing their testimonies. Isabel even admitted that we had been an answer to her personal prayer from the begining and that she felt a lot of peace and tranquility while reading the Book of Mormon. They were our golden investigators up until we found out that they were not actually legally married (as we had thought was the case for several weeks of teaching them). They have been together for over 12 years, raised two kids together, yet they have never said their vows to one another. In the following lessons we expressed the importance of marriage and eternal families. They were extremely receptive to the idea of eternal families (who wouldn’t be?), however they were not so receptive to the idea of marriage. They had already had previous issues with other ex-spouses and were not keen on marrying at the moment.
But a miracle happened this week because they were able to come watch the Saturday Morning General Conference Session in the chapel with us. It was absolutely the perfect session for them to have watched because there were three solid talks given about marriage, temples and eternal families. It was so great and inspired just perfectly for them. Tomorrow we will visit them and will find out if perhaps they have changed their minds and want to get married. Fingers crossed!!! I really hope that they were paying attention to the talks as well as the Spirit during the session! I hope and pray that this special family can be baptized one day.
With all my love,