This week, I came to know the Savior even more during our Gospel Principles class. Hermana Hernandez Sanchez and I taught this week about the post mortal spirit world. The chapter in the book is shorter than the others, and we weren't exactly sure how we were going to take the whole class time teaching. While preparing to teach, we decided that reading the lesson from the book was an effective way to teach all the points. As we read, we would stop and ask questions and discuss with the ward missionaries, recent converts, and returning members. I learned so much more about the spirit world yesterday than I have before! I learned that the priesthood and its responsibilities will continue in the same way they do here, and that the organization of the church will continue as well. I've always just been told that in the spirit world, if we continue righteous then we will be in a state of happiness and freedom, so I pictured that we are just going to be wearing white flowy dresses and drapery eating the food that makes us happy and not having any cares in the world. But it makes perfect sense that the church and everything that God has given us is going to continue in the way that has been established here. The spirit testified to me that God's plan is perfect. He has thought of and organized everything to make us happy and help us continue learning and progressing to return to him. I know that God loves me. I know he has a plan for me. As the spirit confirmed this, I felt that my relationship with my Savior grew. It is through him that it's all possible. It is through him and his atonement that we can receive the state of happiness and freedom. It is because of him that we will be resurrected after waiting in the spirit world. I know Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer.
In case you were wondering, the word for Thanksgiving in Spanish is one that people don't think is super important. So you just say Thanksgiving with an accent.
Feliz Thanksgiving this week! I am grateful for all of you. I am grateful for the gospel. I am grateful for the chance I have had to serve a mission. I have grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for Jesus Christ and his Atonement. And if you wanted to read a long email I could go on and on, but I'll save your time and energy. I'm grateful for you all.
On Friday, the new Christmas video will be coming out. WATCH IT! As we follow the example of Jesus Christ and remember his birth and life, we can #LightTheWorld.
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER!
|With the sign.|
|Here's half the sisters in the mission with Sister Mullen. Wanna know a secret?|
We had all just finished Crossfit 2 hours before. hehe.
|Just us and 2 other sisters!|
|This was nice!!|