Another week in the Utah Logan mission. Transfer news!! I am so
grateful to be here in Mount Lewis Alpha a second transfer with Sister
Orchard. It is a huge blessing!
This week we invited four people to be baptized who said yes.
Miracles. One day we were tracting a neighborhood and we weren't sure
why we were there because there didn't seem to be anyone who spoke
Spanish there. We decided to try one more door and this little
American lady answered the door. She told us to come in and asked us
if we were the Spanish sisters. We we kind of confused because
normally people don't ask us that. She then said that her daughter in
law is from the Domincan Republic and has only been here a short time
and has not yet met with missionaries. Minnellis walked down the
stairs and we shared the Restoration with her. She loved it, and felt
the spirit so easliy. She agreed to be baptized, and to come to
church! We waited and waited for her on Sunday and finally right as
the sacrament hymn ended she and her husband walked in and sat down.
So funny story of the week! We were at dinner having a great time with
the other elders in the ward and the family we were eating with has a
bearded dragon and I just kept watching it- it is so cool! And after
the dinner sister Sosa asked if we wanted to hold it. Sister Orchard
went first and was really still trying not to freak out and her eyes
start to water (they get really dry here) and she didn't know what to
do! She handed him over and she was crying and had to blindly walk to
the bathroom so she could fix her eyes. I wasn't going to hold it but
another elder said he wouldn't unless I did so I went for it. But at
this point the room was really loud and the lizard was freaked out and
it just kept wiggling and squirming and freaking out so of course I
started freaking out! My heart was racing so fast and my face was all
red and I didn't know what to do! Finally sister Sosa saved me and all
the missionaries were laughing at me xD
I've been feeling and recognizing very clearly my weaknesses and
faults as a missionary this week. There is so much I wish I knew how
to do and things I wish I was better at. I have been shown that my
efforts are small and simple and it is God's hand that does this work.
I am learning to be more aligned with Him so that my small and simple
offering can be turned into something useful by Christs matchless
power. I have a testimony of the Saviors Grace- that we can overcome
our weaknesses and they can be made strong. I know that Christs Grace
refines us and helps us to become our best selves. All He asks is that
we keep working and keep trusting and keep listening.
4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for
I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word,
which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not
feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my
will, and to keep my commandments.
5 And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness,
behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word
and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be
done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that
which is contrary to my will.
I love my God and my Savior and really have come to love my brothers
and sisters here in Ogden. I have hope that Gods grace will continue
to act in my life and the lives of those here and in your lives as we
increase our faith in our Savior and give everything to Him.
I love you!