Well, after the District meeting later that day we were tracting in a trailer park. People may call Taylorsville "Trailers-ville", but they don't know trailer park until they've seen Monroe, GA. While walking through here we ran into some guy working on a 1971 Mustang who seemed somewhat interested in our message and said we could come back. The same happened with a Catholic woman who at the time was leaving her home to go pick up her kids. We continued walking and came upon a bunch of kids just hanging out.
There were about 7 or 8 of them, and when we approached them all eyes were on us. These kids were a cute bunch, all in elementary from grades 2-4, and all of some Christian denomination. All of them were covered head to toe in dirt, and many had holes in their clothes, and were barefoot. Sad! But all of them were really smart for their age and one girl was already a master of the scriptures as she quoted John 3:16.
Well, after getting to know them all a little bit, Elder Gomes shared our message and it's significance. And as he talked about Joseph Smith, I saw all of these children's eyes light up. It was beautiful. And I started to cry cause I knew and could see that they knew.
After we asked if they wanted a Book of Mormon, all said, "yes!" I was stunned and surprised at all of this, for my mind traveled back to the story when our Savior was asked, "Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? And, Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted and become as a little child, ye shall in nowise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven."
How much more humble can you be? These children of God were living in poverty and were only kids. They were able to understand our message and they listened.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
I know without a doubt why I'm truly, truly out here. I could literally be nowhere else right now, and I'm the happiest I could be. We all struggle, we all have trials, but I know through my Savior and Redeemer the world will be saved.