|My 3 Messes Celebration|
Hola Familia y Amigos,
I don't know where my mission has gone...seriously.. This week marks 3 months in the mission! Ahhhh I need to work harder! But I'm happy and I love every second of my mission.
Lunes we had Family Home Evening with a member named Ceserina and her grand kids. Half of her children aren't members of the church and the others half are less active in the church and don't attend church very often. It was fun to see Ceserina sing the hymns because she gets really into them. But I also loved seeing her share her testimony to her grand kids.
Martes, Patricia (our investigator who just got baptized) helped us out with our other lessons. I loved seeing her share her testimony because it is so fresh and strong. She knows the difference between having the gospel in her life and not having the gospel in her life, and she is excited and so willing to share it with others around her.
Miercoles we had lunch with Leonida and Patricia...again... We are not very good at saying no to them and they love to give! They are such great examples of Christ-like love and service.
We also had the chance to teach our new investigator family: Rosanna, Julio and their 2 daughters. They are super cute and love talking to us and learning more about the church which is great because we love teaching them. They ask very good questions and you can tell that they want to change and have the gospel in their lives. They always say, ¨We are so grateful to hear the word of God in our home.¨ They accepted the invitation to be baptized and seem super excited.
We also taught Poulicia. She is the friend of Miguelina (another investigator) Poulicia only speaks Creole so Miguelina translates for us. Its incredible how the gospel is so important, but it is simple and can be understood by everyone in simple terms. It is that important that our Heavenly Father wants everyone to understand it. We teach very simply to Poulicia, but the spirit we feel while teaching these simple concepts is amazing. I love this gospel and I KNOW that its true. There is no way that it isn't true.
Jueves, after our lessons, we had extra time before our meeting with the ward mission leader. I had the feeling to go visit a member (Hermana Deleon.) She is an older lady and is super cute. We shared a message with her and just visited with her. She told us that she was feeling sad today and that we cheered up her day. Its amazing how the spirit works and how we knew we needed to visit her. As we were talking to her, her cat came in the room and kept biting our ankles. I don't know why, but we all just started laughing and couldn't stop! I don't think my abs have ever gotten that good of a work out ever. We were all crying by the end of it from laughing too hard. Oh Hermana DeLeon.
Viernes we made cookies to bring to our investigators, members and new neighbors. It was fun delivering them. These people are so special to me and I don't ever want to leave Bonao.
Sabado we taught a friend of Leonida and Patricia. Our investigators are awesome and are so great at sharing the gospel! We also taught Nicauri again. Her baptism is coming up and Satan is working really hard to make it not happen. It's important to remember that Everything Good comes from God and everything bad comes from Satan. Remember that God is more powerful and loves you and is always their to help you! Pray and ask for help and have a real intent and have faith that you can receive an answer.
Domingo Julio and his daughter came to church (Rosanna was working:( ) Miguelina and her kids came again too. They are ready for their baptisms and it's coming up really soon! Ceserinas grand kids also came to church! I love Sundays! Its the most important day of the week, and I love seeing our investigators progress and learn more and feel the spirit while at church!
Alma 29:9 says that all things are through God. All my success is the Lord's success. I really could not do anything without the Lord. I love seeing these people come unto Christ, and I love that I have the opportunity to be an instrument in the Lords work. He is always here. He lives. He loves each and every one of us individually. He wants us to be happy and that is why he gave us this gospel of Jesus Christ. I love this gospel and I KNOW its true!
Fun Fact: The game Dominos is really big here and people get really into it. They slam their tiles on the table and play really fast. Its really entertaining to watch.
I love you all! Remember that you are not alone! PRAY
Let your light shine!
I love you
Don't break the stick :)
|Patricia picking Chinola (It's a fruit)|
|Wandy looking cute|
|Hermana Sandoval pretending to shoot the neighbor's boom box that was playing annoying bad music|