Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Hola mi familia :)
What an incredible week! We had another baptism! His name is Jeremy H. and he is 18 years old. He has such a special place in my heart..i know that I was meant to meet him and that I promised long before we were here that i would find him. He is one of those 3 week miracle converts you here all about from RM's haha. We met him...3 weeks ago! The other cute girl (besides my companion) in the picture is Adrielle. They have been dating for awhile and both have been going to Shepherd. She was raised in the church. Jeremy was curious what Mormons were all about so he asked her and she answered few of the questions and then he took the responsibility upon himself...which i think is SO cool! He got on mormon.org and lds.org and started getting alot of his questions answered. He started talking to online missionaries and even started reading the Book of Mormon. When we finally talked Adri into introducing us to him we were so excited! haha we brought a BOM to give to him and then found out he had already read most of it. then we were so excited when he came to church to show him around...turns out he had already been three times! All we had to do was invite him to be baptized. He immediately said that he knew it was time. We quickly reviewed all of the lessons with him and he was baptized on Saturday! Jesse G. ( I have mentioned the his family alot in emails I think but this is a brother that was at BYU I which automatically makes him cool.) but he came home for awhile in between semesters and we was able to baptize jeremy. they were both so excited.
The spirit was so strong at his baptism! Adri spoke and many member got up to share there testimonies. we had 35 people there to support him! it was an incredible week.
I am working on this little project and I would loveeee if anyone who reads this would participate! I just am looking for a short written version of everyones testimony! :) please and thank you.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hey friends and family :) I have missed ya bunches! It has been the hardest craziest (most blessed) few weeks of my entire life. I have learned alot about how satan works...right when someone is about to do something good he WILL send trials with ALL of his power. but... the light of christ is much stronger than that. I never thought I would struggle as much as I have in the last few weeks...with the calling as an STL, and my grandma great passing away, I didn't know if I was gonna make it haha. at the time it felt like the whole world was crashing down on me.
I made it though...I definently could feel all of your prayers this week for me. We worked hard. harder than ever before...and were so blessed. Porter A. was baptized on saturday. :) what a special experience to be a part of. we had gone down to the visitors center with them last week and they made us promise we would come back in a year when they go through the temple...his wife WAS a less active member. They are so happy sitting on the sacrament bench together every week with there cute little girl. The gospel blesses lives!!! HOLY COW.
I have mentioned before we have been able to meet alot with the young adults in the ward ..most of them were less active but have now came back to church :) one of them in particular introduced us to her non member boyfriend...HE IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS SATURDAY! They are so happy. All we basically had to do was invite him to be baptized. when we did he just started to cry and said: I know its time and i know this feeling I am feeling is the spirit! what a special experience...I may have shed a tear or two...or lets be honest ALOT of tears.
I know now more than I have ever known before that the gospel of jesus christ brings an unexplainable happiness. not just a temporary happy...but an eternal joy. I know that the plan of salvation is real...I know that now my grandma great is having the oppurtunity to be taught by other missionaries in the spirit world and that she is waiting for her work to be done in the temple. LIVE WORTHY TO BE THERE. It will be done :)
I can't say enough how much a mission has taught me. I will be a better friend, a better daughter, better sister, better wife, and a better mother because of the things I have learned and am learning. ENJOY LIFE. smile a whole lot! "The little moments are the molecules for eternity." Loves!