Hola todos! Espero que cada una de las madres tuvieron un buen día ayer! Estoy tan agradecía por mi mama.
This week was so good! First of all we had zone conference on Tuesday and they focused lots on charity. It was something warden and I had been thinking about a little before so it was perfect. But we learned lots about charity and how we can better apply it in our missionary lives and how we can love our investigadores more fully. Really cool. So we have been working on that all week and have been praying for charity a lot.
Then we were able to go to a wedding in wardens old area this week as well. They had it in a stake center and were so pumped for them. One of them is getting baptized this next week which is really cool too!
Then I was able to go to a baptism in my old area in magna. She was so excited to be getting baptized and it was so cute. The first lesson that I ever taught in the mission field was this little girl named Stephanie. She was like 9 almost 10, it was really cool to see how far their family has come in the past 4 months. I feel so lucky that I was able to have just a small part in knowing them and talking about the gospel with them.
Then the best part of the week was olgas baptism! She got baptized on Saturday and a bunch of the ward came and also her daughter and her daughters husbands family. Literally we are so excited for her. She has SO MUCH FAITH YALL, and she's been so prepared. The lords hand has been in her life so much and everything that has happened to bring her here to the United States has been so that she can learn to the gospel! Seriously it's so cool. The part that she was most excited about was to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. She's been talking about it for weeks and she finally got it on Sunday! In her blessing it talked about her being able to share the gospel with the rest of the family. She's already so good too. She tells her daughter everything she learns with us and shes such a good little missionary. I seriously feel so lucky to be able to know her and to have been able to see the change in her from the beginning. It's so cool how much happiness the gospel can bring to someone's life!
Love y'all! Tengan una buena semana!
Hurs some pics Hna anderson
After her baptism haha
Olgas baptism! We're looking rough but we're so happy
wit the fam and Hno Arango
takin pics with our roses from mother's day even though we arent moms
Hey errbody! It's finally warming up here and I'm so happy bc this
past winter was rough.
But this past week was pretty good! Other than the fact that almost
all of our investigators started ignoring us. Except for Olga. She's
amazing. We were able to start family history with her bc she's
already had all the lessons, but she wanted to keep meeting with us on
our normal 2 days a week. And we found a ton of people! Which is so
cool. So when she's baptized and we get her records we can see if we
can do the temple work for them. we also had her baptismal
interview this week and she passed it! Woooooo! We're so pumped. It's
been so cool to see how much she's grown and learned since meeting her
for the first time. She truly was prepared for this gospel and were
hoping she can be an example for the rest of her family.
We also had another lesson with our girl Stephanie. I feel like I've
learned so much about the atonement while teaching her. She's had some
difficult things in her life and she's still going through a lot right
now. I feel like none of what she is going through would ever relate
to a normal person. But since Jesus Christ suffered for every single
one of us, pains, sins, sicknesses, sadness, he knows the best way to
help us and the best way to comfort us. HE knows how each of us feels.
And if we ever feel like we're alone, we can always turn to him.
Also since all of our investigators started ignoring us this week, we
did quite a bit of contacting. We were able to find a new family and a
few other new people that were super excited to teach. One thing we've
really been practicing this week is teaching on the spot. We usually
just make appointments with people when we meet them, but now we've
actually gotten into teaching them to what they seem like they need
when they meet them and it's been so good. We had this cool experience
where we were walking to someone's house on Friday, and we passed by
this car with the door open and there was this girl, probs like 25ish,
sitting there and she looked kinda sad. So we kept walking and we both
felt like we needed to go back and talk to her. So we went and talked
to her and she was pretty cool, she actually didn't live in this area,
but we talked to her about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how Christ
is really the only person in this world that truly knows how we feel.
And she said now that you say that, I never really thought about it
that way. But that's true! And her face just lit up and she looked so
much happier. It's really the best seeing how happy the gospel makes
people. We gave her a Book of Mormon and gave her our number if she
ever needed anything.
I love being a missionary and I love this gospel! I hope y'all have a
great week. Jesucristo se ama mucho!
Eating some yummy tortas ahogadas
Looks disgusting but promise it's good
On da way to temple square w maritza and Abraham and Mateo yesterday
Never taken so many selfies in my life. Here's one w a tree branch