So Yesterday, Katia was confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. She was nervous having to go up in front of everyone in Sacrament meeting, but you could tell that she was so comforted afterwards. I just love seeing the comfort that the gospel brings. It's wonderful. After her confirmation, Bishop Valencia took her to the podium and gave her a nice warm welcome. He had her look at the ward and introduced her to her new family. She smiled and felt welcomed. It's so great to be able to help her and her family, to receive the blessings of the gospel and the love from our Heavenly Father and our Savior. It's so great to strengthen the ward and to invite more people into the ward family. I hope that you all are inviting and loving to everyone who visits your wards, and help all to feel the love of our Savior and Heavenly Father.
This week we went to La Michoacana, this Mexican Ice cream shop. It's so good. I love it. But It's so fun and colorful inside so I thought I would send a picture.
I hope you are all doing well. Sorry for the short little email. But Have the best 1st day of February. You're all the greatest.
Since her group email was so short ill add some from our family letter
We were given 2 birthday celebrations this week! Monday, we ate at our Ward Mission Leaders house. They sang to me and gave us ice cream. The Hermana even put together a little present for me and gave it to be before we left. It was so cute. They are a really nice family. We're eating dinner with them again tonight, so that will be fun. It's the same family that I ate with on Thanksgiving too. They're so kind. The second celebration that we had was last night. We showed up for dinner and there was balloons and a happy birthday banner! After dinner they sang and gave us cup cakes. This one was a celebration for all 3 of us, because my birthday was lunes, Hna Rasmussens "birthday" was sabado, and Hna Vorkinks birthday is viernes! So we all celebrated and it was fun. That family is also super nice. I love getting to know the members and spending time with them. The ward is starting to help us more in the work and started to see the joy and importance of missionary work! Of course we're still working to get more help from the members, but it's fun to see that they trust us and love us enough to celebrate with us, and serve with us throughout the week.
This Saturday is transfer calls... already! I can't believe it. We're nervous to find out whats going to happen, but we know that either way it's all the Lord's will and we will be more than happy to serve wherever he wants us. So on Monday you'll find out what is happening with me, unless it somehow shows up on the mission facebook page... Not sure. But yes. CRAZY!
Yesterday, we taught a Sunday School class for the 12-15 year olds. They were quiet and wouldn't talk, but it was still fun! We taught about the Godhead. I know that as we feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost that we are feeling the comfort from our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. They work together, and I know that we can work with them as well to strengthen God's kingdom on the earth and for eternity.
In a talk that Elder Holland gave at the MTC a few years ago, he says,
"We are to know these Divine Beings in every way we can. We are to love Them, draw near to Them, obey Them, and try to be like Them." As we strive to become more like our Savior, we can also strive to become more like our Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost! Continue to look for ways to love them, and to show your gratitude that you have for them and all that they have done for you. I am so grateful for everything that I have learned from them, and hope that I am doing what I can in order to work with them. I know you can do the same in every aspect of your life.