I feel okay because I generally feel like I send out a quality email.
If I'm wrong please let me know what I need to do to improve!
(Her Email is amazing--as usual!)
We had a Christmas devotional as a mission! We sang songs together and
talked about Jesus Christ. Sister Anderson and I wore matching green
turtlenecks. The feelings I felt were peace, love, joy, gratitude, and
hope. That's the Holy Ghost! I've been thinking a lot about the Holy
Ghost this week. I've recognized more and more clearly the moments
when I don't have Him with me. I know that it is possible to have the
Holy Ghost as a constant companion because I have made that covenant
with God. But I still need to seek for it and receive Him into my
heart. Only the Holy Ghost can bring us to Christ and open our hearts
to be changed by Him.
Quick story. We went to Burger King to have a lesson with Wilmer. We
got there and sat down and he's there reading his gospel principles
book all about the priesthood! We answered some of his questions about
it. Sunday before church he told us he had talked with the bishop. We
were so happy to hear that! Then in Sunday school the bishop walks in,
Wilmer sits in a chair, and Hermano Fonseca ordains him to the aaronic
priesthood! Wow. We were not even the least bit necessary in that. It
was a great feeling. Wilmer is on fire, he is just so in love with the
Gospel, and with having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion, and
coming closer to Christ as he progresses on the path that He made for
Shout out to mom and grandma! Remember those sister missionaries we
met in the temple that one day? The Spanish speaking ones? One of them
lives in Ogden and came back from her mission a few months ago and
went out to lessons with us this week! It was crazy because I am
farther in my mission now than she was back then. I feel so different
than how I was then. I feel like I desire so much to be close to
Christ, and I am learning and changing so that I can be. As we teach
the gospel as missionaries it just shows me how beautiful and how
precious the gospel of Jesus Christ is. Those five steps bring us to
the Savior- not as we do them, but as we open our hearts and allow the
Savior to apply His grace and mercy to us as we try to live that
LUIS JUST CALLED US. LIKE LITERALLY HE JUST CALLED AND TOLD US THAT HE
WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED!!!! THIS SATURDAY!!!!! Look- proof that the
gospel of Jesus Christ works. Luis has a strong desire to come closer
to Christ. He has since day one. But he wasn't there yet, he didn't
know how. Somehow (the spirit 100%) from the things we taught him and
the experiences he has had as he has kept commitments, he has allowed
himself to be changed to the point where he wants to make sacred
covenants with God. This week we had a long lesson with him about the
gospel. He had a desire to be baptized, but he wanTed to push his
baptism off to a different date. He wouldn't tell us which date
This brings me to my testimony of prayer. That was the commitment we
left with him last time. We told him to pray to God to help him make
changes in his life and find answers and confidence in his testimony.
I know Luis prayed. He received an answer from a loving God who knows
him and cares about him and his concerns and worries. I know that by
prayer we can come to know our Father in Heaven. I encourage all of
you to please examine your prayers. Do you talk with God? I'm trying
to do that, and I know that as we reach out weakly with whatever faith
we have, God will do everything He can to be close to us. I know He is
our Father. We are part of His family. We are His beloved children. He
desires our happiness and knows better than anyone else what will
bring us happiness.
I love Him.
I love you!