Thursday, March 24, 2016
Continued Blessings - March 21, 2016
Hello Everyone! I hope that you all had a great week with everything that is going on back home! I for sure had an amazing week this week that I cant wait to tell you about. So on Tuesday we got back to work in our area and we were able to have so many members come with us to teach that are recent converts. It was so awesome to see the spirit that they had with their testimonies and just how quickly a true testimony can come through the spirit. We have been able to teach a small family that has been super interested. But when we teach them it doesnt look that way. The Dads name is Vianet and when we teach him it looks like he doesnt care and doesnt pay attention. But in the end he always asks a question that seems to stump us. It has been some of the times where we have felt the spirit the strongest in answering his questions because they are sincere. He is trying to make changes in his life and he really cares about learning about the gospel. Yesterday we stopped by his house to invite him to church and he told us that he was planning on coming. It was the first time that he had set foot inside a church and it was a miracle that he could come. We are hoping that his whole family can come next week. I told you all about Eder and Andres that we have been teaching. Those two continue to have huge changes in their lives as well and are accepting everything that we teach them. I feel so inadequate because all we are doing is teaching simple principles but they are having such a big impact on all of these people and I know that it is because of the spirit. Yesterday I had the chance to speak in sacrament meeting. It was the first time that I was able to write up points in spanish and say everything else from my thoughts. I had the chance to talk about the Light of the Gospel. And especially at this time of the year the light of the gospel is the chance to repent and be forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Without him we would be in a world of darkness and apostasy. But with this simple principle of repentance that is present again in the world, we have the chance to bring light into our lives if we are willing to make changes to follow him. My favorite scripture to illustrate this is Alma 36:20. It is the light that we can all experience through Jesus Christ. His true gospel is here today and we are the blessed few that have the chance to partake of the blessings in it. But there are so many that need this same light and the spirit will bear manifest of this light if we take the time to share it. And those who are in need of it will come unto Christ no matter what it takes. I hope that you all have a great easter weekend and remember this light that is in Christ.