October 19, 2015
It amazes me how much we can get done in such a short amount of time.
There's always so much to write even though I feel like I just wrote
home. Sorry if my letters drag on, I like to let everyone know what's
happening and share the miracles and funny moments :)
Let's start off with our zone. First of all we had a zone activity
today and it was super fun. We did some apple schmearing and ate some
donuts off of string and a costume party. This zone is a lot smaller
than any other zone that I've been in and also the most unified! We
had a pretty sweet zone training on Tuesday. So I mentioned a while
ago that we were all chosen or assigned a superhero of some sort in
the zone. Our zone leaders took it further than we ever imagined. As a
zone we are a part of S.H.I.E.L.D which stands for spiritual heeding
inspires everyone to labor diligently. And we got some sweet name
tags! I'll attach a picture of mine. At first it seemed kind of funny,
but there is so much with super heroes that we can relate to the
gospel. In the training we did we talked about receiving revelation
through prayer. We mentioned that ver super hero has a source that the
go to to figure out who they are, why they are that way, and what to
do. That's how prayer is for us. God is our source to strengthen our
abilities and find out what we can do, and then we have to teach
others as well.
Brenda is planning to get baptized on November 14th! We had a really
awesome lesson with her this last week and she opened up and told us a
lot of things. We were able to help calm her doubts and she attended a
baptism with us. After wards she said to me, "I'm going to be next!"
And it was adorable!
We had an amazing experience this week that has to do with spiritual
heeding. One of the first few weeks here, Hermana Christensen and I
were spirit driving and we found this lady visiting for 3 months from
Bolivia. This week we were looking for some new investigators and had
a plan of where we were going to go and what we were going to do.
After a while in one area we were just feeling like we needed to be
somewhere else. As we were driving to our next planned spot, I
remembered this lady and felt like we should go see her. I thought it
was ridiculous because I knew that she was going to be in Bolivia
again, and when the other people in the house got there it seemed like
they just wanted us to leave. But we went anyways and talked to Arlet.
She opened the door, saw us, and just invited us in. We had an amazing
first lesson with her and she invited us back. It was so cool to see
how 5 months ago when we went over she wasn't ready, but now she is
and she's changing. Incredible how the spirit whispers little things
and miracles happen when we listen.
Eder is doing well! He's back at home. For those who didn't see on
Facebook, he fell off a roof at work and dislocated his elbow and
fractured his pelvis. This happened on Friday afternoon, but after all
of the prayers that were said for him he has returned home and is
recovering. It's amazing how little his injuries are from something
that big. Thank you to those of you who prayed for him. It is so
powerful what prayers can do, and it's so simple to pray! I hope you
all have a great week and always remember to say your prayers, you
never know who it could help! Love you!