Tuesday, April 11, 2017

week 36

 Well this week was another quick week, full of many more blessings. This week we had the opportunity to do a quick service with an investigator. He had to move his family to another apartment. A few members, my companion and I had the chance to move boxes and clothes inside their car to take over to their new house. We also had the opportunity to have a bunch of investigators attend sacrament meeting this past Sunday. Even if it’s just for one hour, Sacrament is the most sacred and important part of our reunions. This past Sunday we also had a convert bare her testimony and an Investigator bare her testimony. It was unique to see how much they have grown, how much they love the change and how they have strengthen themselves in the gospel. It’s amazing how much we can see each person grow just by putting Christ in the center of their lives. I can testify that putting Christ in the center of our lives will change our hearts for the better!

Week 35

Well this week has been a great and exciting weekend with conference. So much that I learned just in two days. One of my favorite talks was from the Saturday session from Mark A. Bragg. He puts a big emphasis on the word "Light" and its starts with number 1. (The light of the church), "the church is a beacon of light to a darkening world". The church is so strong and we are only growing.  2. The light of the gospel, "The light of the gospel is the path that shinneth more and more until the perfect day and it shines brightest through families and temples". "Our families must be great sources of great light".  "As we establish families of faith, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, and compassion, we will feel a more increase in love towards the savior and towards one another, the family will grow stronger and the light in each of us will grow brighter”. 3. The light of Christ, "You cannot speak of the light in the world without speaking of the light of the world (Jesus Christ). The Light of Christ will always bring us home to our Father in Heaven. I know that if we put him in the center of our lives, we will see more light in our lives, more meaning of our lives, and joy. I love this talk that was given, it really does open up our eyes about the world and helps us focus on each one of God’s children, we are his children and we do have a purpose in this life. His Atonement was for us all.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 34

Wow what a great and marvelous week! It has been a great week full of many miracles and blessings! This past Thursday we were going to our references and contacted them to set a date to visit them. We felt the need to keep going around to other references. We gave it a shot, tried to set more times and although we didn’t earn anymore dates something special happened. We were walking down the street and we came to a stop waiting for the cars to pass, I turned and contacted a lady that was waiting too. It so happened to be that she was a less active of the church for 10 years, she just moved to our area and the first thing she thought was to find The Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Since living here for a few months she never had the chance to find one. She was very happy that we contacted her because her daughter about 10 days before told her mom she wanted to be baptized, she is almost 9 and hasn´t attended church in a long time either. We helped this lady with our directions to the church so that she could take her daughter this past Sunday. On Sunday we saw her at church and after sacrament meeting she told my companion and I thank you for contacting me and helping my daughter and I return to church. The mom then asked us how could she be reactivated and how can her husband and her daughter take the lessons like she once did many years ago? This coming week we have a set time and day to have a lesson with her, her husband and her daughter to hear our message. It’s a miracle how Heavenly Father continues to put us in areas at the right place and time. We just have to trust in him, be prepared, open our mouths and share our testimony.