Every day I get more and more grateful for this chance that I have to serve a mission. I am learning so much, and am excited to put all the wonderful things I have learned into practice for the rest of my life. One thing I have noticed has made a huge difference in Sabbath day observance. A lot of the music we listen to in our car is from EFY soundtracks and different things. But, on Sundays, we have only been listening to Hymns, and I love it! I am able to feel the spirit a long stronger, and know that it is one simple way to further keep the Sabbath day holy. I plan to change how I live my Sundays for the rest of forever, and strive to further dedicate those days to the Lord. I know that as we strive to keep the Sabbath day holy, we will have the spirit with us even stronger and we can understand more of how to follow Christs example.
So Hermana Brown is awesome. We have become really close and love working together. As we were driving home Sunday night, we decided that we are going to change how we work. Instead of just jumping straight to the video in every contact, we plan to teach and testify more of the Restoration. We are planning to teach more short and powerful lessons helping people learn of the restored gospel and it's importance, and in this way, finding more of those who the Lord has prepared to be baptized at this time. We know that as we are more diligent in teaching the restoration quick and powerfully, we will invite everyone to be baptized, and the spirit will help them recognize the need. We hope to help more people progressing towards baptism.
A family that we are teaching, there is a two year old boy named Luis. He is really small and round and so cute. He just kind of waddles around and makes noises. If we ask him something he will growl at us, and then just keep on going. It's adorable. His mom had asked him to go get us water bottles. So he growled at her, and then waddled away and came back with one. When she said to get another, he went through the same motions, but this time walked past the water bottles and just kept going. After being so kind and getting us water, Hna Brown gave him a sticker that has a picture of Jesus on it. His mom asked him "Quien es?" or "Who is it?" and in a very growly scary voice he says, "JESUS". He then goes back to speaking in a child voice and growling occasionally. We're not really sure where that comes from. Especially because he says it in english and not spanish, but they only speak spanish in their house. Atleast it is a testimony that no matter who you are, how old you are, or where you are, Christ is recognized and he is important. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know he loves us.
There is another a family we are teaching ,There are 4 kids, and they love the Book of Mormon! They're normally outside playing when we come by, and so they will run up to us and ask, "Should we get our books?" YES! As we have taught and testified of the Book of Mormon, they have felt the spirit testifying that it is true. In the introduction of the Book of Mormon is on of Joseph Smiths statement. “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” After reading this testimony with them and 3 Nephi 11, the mom told us she knew it was true. She knoes that she will come closer to God as she continues reading the Book of Mormon. The Book f Mormon is the word of God and it helps us in every aspect of our lives. I love the Book of Mormon, and am so grateful that God has given it to us in these times.
Have the best day ever!
|Our Zone! The paper I'm holding is a maze puzzle that spells Jesus, you just can't see it. Sorry.|
|The sisters don't have a car anymore, so they are our pday buddies.|
|Panera Bread and sassy pony tail.|