Monday, September 14, 2015


It was an awesome week! On monday and tuesday we were in a trio because of transfers so we had sister Jackson with us! It was the longest trio I have been in and it was super fun! On wednesday we were able to go to the transfer site so that sister Jackson could pick up her companion. It was my first time going to a transfer meeting since my very first transfer meeting! Kind of crazy but it was cool to see all of the new missionaries. There are 29 this transfer! 
We were able to have some awesome lessons with Irma and the Renteria family this week!! Irma is so excited for her baptism this saturday and has been inviting everyone to come. Something super cool that happened was that on friday the missionaries in our ward decided to do an activity at the church with members and investigators. Our plan was to show short videos about Christ in different rooms and do sort of a movie night! The Renterias came and irma and also our investigator miguel! As we showed a video about Christ being baptized and opened the baptismal font so that everyone could see it, Irma told the Renterias that they should get baptized and then she invited them to her baptism! She is already doing missionary work! 
On saturday some of the members of the ward threw a baby shower for Julia, our investigator that just had a baby. Not too many people came, but those who didn't come, dropped off gifts! Julia was so happy and it was a great way for her to get to know more of the members. 
HUGE MIRACLE that happened yesterday. So during sacrament meeting we were sitting with Irma and then when it was over we looked back and you'll never guess who was sitting on the back row!! Jesus!!! He is the one that was about to get baptized and then he dropped us back in July. But he came to church yesterday!! About a week ago we randomly sent him a scripture and yesterday he said that it came just when he needed it the most. We're not sure quite yet if we will be teaching him again but he said that he wants to start coming to church again! SO COOL.

On saturday we had zone leadership council. Hermana Garcia and I had the opportunity to give a training on the Atonement. We shared these scriptures in D&C 19:
15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;18 Which sufferingcaused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
We were really pondering about what we could do to more fully trust in the Lord because as missionaries sometimes we get caught up in all the things we have to do or the people we need to see, we basically stress ourselves out, which can be true for anyone, not just missionaries. But the promise here is that we don't have to suffer, we don't have to stress ourselves out... Christ has already suffered through it, He has been there already. This is something I am really going to be working on this week (and the rest of my life :) ) is to do everything that I can to trust in the Lord. And that is my invitation for each of you this week as well! REMEMBER CHRIST and trust in Him. I know that as we do this that our burdens will be made light and that we can experience true joy. 
Update on hermana garcias brother: so turns out it wasn't brain surgery but it was surgery on his vertebrae because it had broken. He now has two rods in his back and will be in a wheelchair for at least 6 months. He is on his way back to el salvador today. Huge miracle that he is alive!!! but as you can imagine he is pretty depressed because of everything that happened. Thank you so much for keeping him in your prayers!!
I love you all!
con amor
hermana wortley

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