called to serve in the Washington, Kennewick Mission
Monday, October 5, 2015
Well it was an amazing week! We were so blessed to be able to listen to our prophet this weekend and all of the incredible leaders of the church. I loved every minute of it and am excited to start applying the things that I learned!! I loved all of the questions that were asked and the challenges given!
We had some awesome things happen this week as well! First off yesterday we had planned to have a church tour with one of our investigators Jose and we invited Irma to come with us as well as Rodolfo. It was such a spiritual and humbling experience to hear the testimonies of these sweet recent converts as they testified of the blessings that they have seen since they have joined the church, as well as their testimonies of the book of mormon! Rodolfo also brought his nephew who just arrived from mexico on saturday and he is now preparing to be baptized on October 30th! Miracles are everywhere!!
We had a really great lesson with the Renteria family as well. We have been praying so hard for them that they will have the desire to read and pray as their kids have been doing. Yaneth who is preparing to be baptized this friday bore her testimony to her parents about how she received her answer of the truthfulness of the book of mormon. We bore testimony to them as well of eternal families and that baptism truly is just the first step in our eternal journey. They committed to read and pray, and we as well will be praying with all our hearts for them that they can have the joy of the restored gospel in their lives! Maribel the 14 year old has been reading and praying everyday and it is so cool to see how happy she is. She told us that when she reads she feels a lasting happiness.
We had the chance to go on exchanges this week with the Grandview hermanas! I went to grandview with hermana miranda. It was such a great day! I learned a lot from her about teaching simply and being genuine. I love the chance to go on exchanges to learn from other missionaries as well as to find things that we can both work on throughout the day to become better instruments in the hands of the Lord :)
We had MLC this week as well! MLC is always such an uplifting and inspired revelatory experience. There was a very inspired training given on the book of mormon. Wow let me just tell you how much I LOVE the book of mormon. We are SO blessed to have that book and to be able to learn from it each and every day. My testimony of Christ and the Restored gospel deepens each time I open the book of mormon and I know with my whole heart that it is true.
We found out this week that they are going to be splitting our area when transfers come or really just taking a big chunk of it and giving it to the elders. It is a little heartbreaking because every one of our investigators that are preparing to be baptized and recent converts are in the chunk that they are taking away. We are going to miss all of them but we know that the Lord is preparing people everywhere and that this change will help us to find the others people who are waiting to receive the restored gospel! I can't believe how fast time is going by!!!!
I hope that you all have a great week and keep in mind the things that the spirit taught you during conference!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!