Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015

What a crazy week!  but a good one.  Time is short today, so I'll try to be quick with the updates :)
- Time is FLYING BY SO FAST.  I can't believe it.  Because Elder E. Silva is "dying", we are going to the temple this Wednesday!  It will be so wonderful.  It's been 10 whole months since I've been able to go inside!  My soul is needing it.
- I____.... Haha was NOT baptized.  There is always something that comes up that keeps him back... so he'll definitely get baptized one day, but most likely in the temple ;)
- E____ is still firm as ever.  Her kids, C____ and G______ are going to EFY and are super excited.  She's rocking in her calling as the Gospel Principles class president, and is already sad that one day, we'll be leaving her.  She's already marked her date (one year from her confirmation) to be endowed, and loves loves loves church SO much.  It's so happy to work with her.  She had us over for a "Thank you" dinner (see photo)
- We were trying desperately to find someone to bring to church this week, and Saturday afternoon, we found an 18 year old boy named I___!  We found him, taught him, brought him to church, invited him to be baptized, and HE ACCEPTED!  Haha he's pretty quiet and always says "amen" after all the good things we say about Jesus... It's funny.  How cool would it be if he went on a mission next year?!  He'll be baptized this next Sunday.  Heavenly Father is SO GOOD!  ALWAYS!
I have been really trying to focus and take advantage of personal study each day, because it will be hard to keep it going after the mission, and Heavenly Father has been showing me all sorts of treasures in the Book of Mormon and Ensign. I love it!  This past week i was reading and re-reading a talk about personal prayer and how we can improve it each day, and wanted to share this clip:

"Prayer is an essential and enabling spiritual link between God and man. Without prayer, there is no possible return to the Father. Without prayer, sufficient faith to understand and keep the commandments is impossible. Without prayer, the necessary spiritual power to avoid temptation and overcome trials and adversity would be unavailable. Without prayer, repentance, forgiveness and the cleansing power of the Atonement are unattainable. With the power of personal prayer, all things are possible."
- "Improving Your Personal Prayers" Elder Kevin Pearson, Ensign June 2013
I love prayer! I know that there is real power in prayer. I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who truly hears and answers each of His children.

Love forever,
Had a bbq at our little house at the Chapel with some cool members.  

Hammocks are really good here. I'm going to buy a few and bring them back to the states for you!

"The Best" ;)

Dinner with E____ and part of her family.

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