It's here, my week of "lasts". Yesterday was my last Sacarament Meeting, today is my last P-day, it's all winding down to the end. Each day this week will be my "last". My last Tuesday, last English Class, last time seeing and teaching all those who I have come to love. It's rough...BUT at the same time I feel so blessed! We're seeing so many miracles these days it's hard to count them.
The most unexpected of these miracles occured on Sunday. We got to church early, after passing by to pick up a couple of investigators, and people started coming...and just didn't stop. All the chairs and church banks were taken up, and still people kept coming. Sacarament Meeting started, and people kept showing up! Investigators, Less-Actives, Recent-Converts, all of the people that I've been working with over the past 6 months. There was literally standing room only, and a crowd of people waiting outside watching the meeting through open doors. After counting, and counting again, we discovered that over 110 people came to church yesterday. In a place where our regular church attendance is around 70, the turn-out yesterday was simply stunning.
It was so fulfilling to see that little church our "casacapela" as we call it full of people that I know and love. After so much work, and a lot of dissapointment, I finally felt like I had made a difference.
These next few days, I'll be saying goodbye to all those people, and it's going to be hard, but I'm so grateful for the blessings I've received, and the strength the Lord gives me to continue until the end.
esforçando até o fim!!!