We also found a person named Mario Ochoa last week. And he seemed pretty cool. But when we went to visit him the day that we had told him that we would, he wasn't there. He lives with his mom, and she told us that he had just started working that week. She then told us the times that he's normally in the house. So, we passed by when we could at those times, and we never found him.
Then... Saturday... we were headed to visit a person and we passed by Mario's house. And we both thought, "Hey, we should visit Mario." Just then, we saw him in the window! Whoa! And we were like "What's up Mario!!!" And we started to talk to him.
But it was weird. He was talking like he was just super angry at us or who knows. And we were super worried. And then, out of nowhere, he just started to cry. A 21 year old person, strong and lean, just burst into tears and told us how much he wanted to change his life.
We had a great lesson with a strong spirit, giving him hope. He had just come from a park where he was with his friend, and they got into a fight. But, a real fight. Going hard with the punches. From there, he went to his house, couldn't find his house key, popped out his front window to climb through, and fell on his head. He had just gotten up when we found him. It was incredible how the Lord just put us in his path.
It was a real testimony builder for me about how the Lord puts us where the chosen people, who are ready to hear the gospel are, and the chosen people where we are.
It also built my testimony as we testified to him about how we are really here to help people. But literally, we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, have the only full truth and the light that can help people climb out of the darkness that they live in. And the missionaries just teach them how.
I love being out here. It's crazy that I now have 18 months in the mission. I feel old. Hahaha. But I have loved it and I can't wait to serve for these last few months in Mexico!
Love to All!
Elder Greenwood :)