Ok I know I say this every week, but this was a week of miracles!! I learned so much and am so grateful for the growth that I have seen so far this transfer.
First of all conference was AMAZING as usual. I was spiritually edified and uplifted. I kind of felt that one of the overall themes of conference was Enduring to the end and that we must never stop trying! Super powerful. Some of my favorite quotes were... (but I watched most of it in spanish so my translation may not be great haha)
The savior knows the difficulty of the way
true repentance is our escape from sin
spiritual food is necessary for spiritual survival
our decision to believe shapes all our other decisions
fear is dispelled through faith in Christ
As we fear God more completely, we love him more perfectly
No one is predestined to recieve less than the lord has predestined for us
If we dont try we are just latter day sinners
Christ makes joy a possibility
The atonement was the most majestic manifestation of true love
enduring to the end is a hallmark of true discipleship
only the savior has words of eternal life
as we yield our hearts to the lord we become converted
AND..... Because of what I learned in conference, How will I change??
Sorry I just couldn't seem to pick a couple, they were all so good!! I love conference. So yesterday was Easter! La Pascua was a really great day. We left early before conference started with a member to pick up some of our investigators and they came! Jaime came and he LOVED it. On the car ride home he was quoting some of the talks ah it was super cool, also Veronica (a less active) and her two boys (who haven't been baptized) came! Veronica is pregnant and she had really bad morning sickness but they still came and they seemed to really like it.
So how we came to know veronica and her family is a miracle. One day the elders were walking and all of the sudden a car pulled over in front of them and they were kind of weirded out but turns out it was veronica and her husband Ivan. Veronica was baptized in 2011 down in tricities but with the move up here and what not she just lost touch with the church. She is 26 and has 5 kids!! They are the most adorable family ever. We are pretty excited to be teaching her boys and hopefully her husband! She is really confused right now because other people have been inviting her to other churches and she hasn't been to our church for at least 2 years but she has so much faith and her family really needs not only the foundation of the gospel but the support from the ward. We made them an easter egg hunt with each egg having a picture of Christ and a different part of his life whether it was his birth, ministry, death, resurrection.. the kids are so eager to learn about Christ. After our lesson with them we got THE sweetest text from her saying how much her kids love us and that they really needed our visit. It was just one of those tender mercy kind of moments where you feel like you are actually helping in some way. I love that family.
So a couple of weeks ago we started teaching a lady named Esperanza and she has a 12 year old son Jose. Anyways we stopped by the other day to check up on their reading (she can't read so we left him with a chapter to read to her) and Jose said that he has been reading the book of mormon every night because it helps him to feel less scared! Ah it was so cool, this 12 year old kid recognizes the light that comes through reading in the book of mormon.
We had a sweet lesson with Jose Juan and Alejandra this week. We taught the plan of salvation and they were SO in tune with everything that we were saying and had great questions. They are so prepared. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and for everything He has done for me. I love this Easter time and the hope that comes through the Atonement!!
I love you all! have a great week :)
con mucho amor
(thanks for the new sweater mom :))