ROGERIO E GISELIEWe have been working with this family ever since I got to this area and they have just been through a ton these last few months.
Every two weeks or so Roderio would disappear and use drugs for a week and then come home when he was better. One week after I got here he left again but this time he didn't come back for 3 weeks straight!!! He and Gisele were marked to get married but he disappeared again 2 days before the wedding!!
Gisele said that she wouldn't marry him anymore, but when he got back she changed her mind and said that she would give him one more chance. I personally thought she was crazy but after talking to her more about why she wanted to go through with the wedding I was very impressed with her faith and understanding of the plan of salvation.
Gisele told us that everyone has a special trial that they have to get through in this life and she said that for Roderio its drugs but that doesn't mean that he is of any less worth to her or to father in heaven. She said that she knew that god had put Roderio in her life because of the potential that they would both have together. She said that she knew that she needed to marry him and that God would help Roderio with his trial. but they are doing everything to prepare to go to the temple in one year!!!
Something that I learned this week is wow we need to look at all the people that we are serving here. They have the same potential that the prophet of the church has or of any other member. We are all trying to become more like of father in heaven and if our father in heaven has so much patience with us why can we not have patience and love for the people that live around us. I see in Gisele this pure love of Christ that the savior showed us!! This is what the savior was talking about! loving our brothers here on earth like Jesus Christ loved the sinner.
I love you all so much!!! this week has been awesome!! one of the best!!
IM STAYING HERE IN JD.MODELO WITH ELDER FLORES AGAIN!! I WAS ALREADY HIS COMPANION!!! IM SO EXCITTED!!!!
LOVE E.B JACOBSON