Just a small-town Mormon girl living in a wonderful world & trying to serve her Savior.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Oct. 24- The Vineyard of the Lord
It was another amazing and great week!! We keep seeing progress and amazing things in our area and our Branch. Our investigadores are progressing so well and the recent converts, too!
We started the week with divisiones with Hermana Morales and Hermana Rees! It is always fun to see my Bear River Buddy;) We had a good time with them and learned a lot about inviting investigators to be baptized.
Hermana Laura Rees is really learning so fast and I am so proud of her! I wonder what I was like when I had her time in the mission, and I hope that I felt the need as strongly as she does to serve with all of my heart, might, mind and strength. I learn so much from the sisters everytime we go on divisions.
We also had divisiones later with Hermana Olivares and Hermana Martinez this week, they are fun:) They are from Veracruz and Mexico City. They each have about 10 months in the mission and it is fun to see how missionary perspective grows and changes and matures with time:)
We had an amazing baptismal service of Hermana Guadalupe Martinez Hernandez. She is honestly one of the most converted investigators I have ever had the privilege of teaching. She has passed through so many things and stayed so strong. In the time that we have been teaching her, her mom was diagnosed with cancer and moved in with Guadalupe so she could take care of her 24/7, Guadalupe fell down and broke her wrist, and she had to overcome an addiction to coffee. There are about a thousand other things that have happened in her life but she has overcome them all and trusted completely and fully in God. She is more diligent and devoted than many people I have met in my life, and I hope to be like her one day. As she came up from the steps of the baptismal font after completing her ordinance her first words were ''I need my family to feel this, too.'' I know she will be the key to bringing many into the fold of God.
I am so grateful for the privilege and blessing of being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a representative of Jesus Christ. I know this church is true. I know that He is my Savior and Redeemer. I know God hears and answers our prayers. I know that He is there.
Today I have completed 16 months in the Vineyard of the Lord, but I feel like I am still just starting to understand the importance of it all. Truly, sweet is the work and white is the harvest. God just needs us to give Him our ALL to truly see His hand.
I love you all and I pray that you can feel the same way I feel and the way Guadalupe feels- we can feel the spirit every single day. We can feel the profound truthfulness of the gospel every time we say a humble prayer and ponder. Dont let it become routine- show God your gratitude by helping others feel that love as well.