This has been my motto for the week!
We've had the opportunity to work with a lot of really great people this week. One day we had a young women come with us and we challenged her to bear her testimony during a lesson (she doesn't speak spanish). And she did! She bore her testimony and Hermana Rea translated. It was so cool to see how missionary work just made her glow! It was a great reminder to me as well that this work is really run by the spirit and done out of LOVE.
So for language study this week we have been trying to translate Be Still My Soul from english into spanish and we have had such a great experience with that. I'll send the lyrics once we get a verse done.
Crazy miracle. We were at a dinner appointment and then we realized that we were going to be late for an activity day girls meeting that we had committed to attend. And we also realized that we didn't have the lady's phone number or the address for the church. So we high tailed it out and got to the car and just started driving. I said a prayer that Heavenly Father would inspire the leader to call us so we could ask for the direction and then like 3 minutes later we got the call!! and we made it to the activity and felt the spirit testify of how missionary work really is the work of the Lord and that He has a great plan for God's children. Love and service is all it is.
Pioneers! They were great examples of being steadfast and immoveable and having hope! I read in the Ensign this month about how we need to have faith that the Lord will keep His promises and is the cause of hope. Hope is the expectation of good things and trusting in the love our Heavenly Father has for us. I was reading in the Bible about Abraham. He received a promise that through his son Isaac he would have lots of posterity (or something like that) but then when he got the command to kill his son Isaac, can you imagine how confused he was? With his mortal perspective, but crazy about of faith and hope, he assumed that God would raise Isaac from the dead. He knew that somehow the Lord would keep His promise. But God had a better plan the whole time. His perspective goes Waaaaay further than ours does. We can trust that some how (and by that I mean in the best possible way) He will keep His promises if we hold out faithful.
So here is a challenge! What are some promises God has given you? Do you hold those promises dear? And what do you need to do to make sure that the plan Heavenly Father has to follow through on those promises can come to pass?
And last thought.
We had a training this week on the power in the Book of Mormon. We were told to think of a question of the soul, like: Does Heavenly Father love me, how can I strengthen my testimony, how can I serve my family, or even how can I share the gospel? and then we were told to read the Book of Mormon for 3 minutes, anywhere in the Book of Mormon. Then turn to our companions and ask them our question. They held the book of mormon up and let it fall open to any page and they read that page a little bit. And then they had to answer our question using that scripture.
It worked! I received a really great answer to my question. And it was by the power of the Book of Mormon to bring the Holy Ghost to teach us.
I invite you all to try this! Read the Book of Mormon and feel the power it has to let the Holy Ghost teach us.
Funny story. We tried to get Angel to see a baptism this week. And he didn't really want to. So we asked him to pray about it and we would be back in 30 minutes to walk with him to the baptism. We showed up and he had his shoes on and was ready to go! But he told us that he had to go grocery shopping really fast first. So we were like...uhm ok. And so we walked with him to the grocery store and helped him find stuff for his mom and then we went to the mexican market, made a quick street contact, then we were going to get to the tabernacle to see the baptism and he was like, ohhh um yeah, my mom is home now and i have to get her this food! So we walked all over Logan to get this kid to see a baptism and he ended up not going. But it was a good experience. I feel like we are becoming his annoying older sisters or something. He's still doing good :) Please pray for his mom to let him get baptized this week.
I love you all! Sorry the email is a little scattered this week. But it really was good and I am feeling really happy and excited and grateful to be here in Logan todavia.