Yesterday we had the chance to Skype with Sid it was amazing!! This was by far easier than the Christmas Call. It was easier to hang up knowing that the next time we talk to her it will be in person!! She has only 7 months left, she feels it is not enough time. We feel like it needs to come sooner!! Miss her like Crazy. but am so proud of what she is doing.
Letter from May 9
Hello! I hope you had a the best mothers day ever! And can you believe Ive been out for 11 months!!
TRANSFERS! I'm starting my 9th transfer, and I will be staying here in Perris! Hermana Rasmussen is coming here, and we will be companions again! It's going to be great! I loved the time I had with Hermana Visick. But she's onto bigger and better things in Moreno Valley.
Crackers, the dog I live with, had the chance to study with us this week. Kristy, the lovely woman that we live with, brought Crackers to our room one morning, and left him to study with us. Before leaving she told him, "You be a good little Mormon dog and study with the missionaries!" Crackers is a mormon dog. He knows it, he lives it, he loves it.
Yesterday, one of our investigators came to church! Afterwards, I had asked him what he learned. He said he didn't learn anything new, but that he felt good and welcomed. Sometimes when we go to church, we don't learn anything new. But when we put in our part, we can feel the spirit, testifying of the things we already know. We feel good. We feel loved. We grow our testimonies constantly, when we are going to church, reading the scriptures, praying, and striving to become more like Jesus Christ. So keep going! If you don't feel like you are learning, just know that you are loved.
So the members are continuing to help us more with the lessons. It has been wonderful! This week, when our investigator came to church, the member we brought to his house during the week, was so excited to see him, and ran right up to him to greet him. It was really cool to see the members welcoming him, and making him feel like part of the ward. He was participating in the class, and ending up staying for all 3 hours, even though he had only planned on staying for 1. He had felt the spirit, and wanted more. When church had finished, he was talking to us in the hall, and greeting everyone that walked by with a handshake. He took home the Gospel Principles book so he could study for the next weeks lesson. So he should be coming back, and he will continue to feel welcomed! Involving the members in the Lord's work, has a bigger benefit than the missionaries just visiting people. When members are involved, they can make friendships and relationships that will keep people active in the church after being baptized. So greet new people at church, and love everyone! They will feel God's love and want to come back!
While reading in 1 Corinthians 2, I read and loved these verses:
"1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you,save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."
To share the gospel, we don't need to know everything, or have to be amazing at teaching and speaking. We need a testimony of God, and His Son Jesus Christ. I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and His Son is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I know that you know it too. Share your testimonies with everyone!
Have the best day ever!
|11 months!! In the hills of Perris!!|
|Kristy! I am so grateful for her and her willingness to let us live in her home. She is wonderful!|
|Mothers day with Hna Gonzalez and Luna! |
|Crackers!!!! The Mormon Dog!!|
|Mothers Day Skype!!|