Had yet another wonderful week here in chilly Chile. My love for the people here continues to grow. I am continually thankful for all the spiritual experiences that we have in the mission field. One can't truly put into words the way we are blessed as we serve in the Lord's work.
1. This week during one of our lessons with a University Student we started teaching, we taught him a very summarized lesson of the plan of salvacion (salvation). After we shared our testimonies that we can have an eternal family, he told us that this is what he has been searching all his life for but he hasn't even been able to find the answer. I am so grateful that we could be the answer to his prayers.
2. This week we were also able to have our ward conference. They focused it on D&C 81:5-6 and how we must minister but not just make visits or talk with them, but find the way we can sincerely bless their lives. I testify to you all that you will find the way you can help those to whom you have been asked to minister.
3. My companion honestly loves making lemon bars, and he made some two times this week and ate the majority. He shared some with me but it was funny because we planned to share them with some people we were teaching but we ended eating the majority before they got to the other people. We might have to make something just a little less tasty so that we can get it to the members or people before we get to munching haha.
4. I was reading in Preach My Gospel this week and there were a few lines that I wanted to share with you!
“The full-time missionaries may do the actual teaching, but the member, wherever possible, will back up that teaching with the offering of his home to carry on this missionary service. He will bear sincere testimony of the divinity of the work. He will be there to answer questions when the missionaries are not around. He will be a friend to the convert who is making a big and often difficult change. … The process of bringing new people into the Church is not the responsibility alone of the missionaries. They succeed best when members become the source from which new [people] are found” (“Find the Lambs, Feed the Sheep,” Ensign, May 1999, 105–6).
I know that God loves and blesses all his children. I invite you all to know better what Gods needs from you. I also invite you to pray for more spiritual experiences and missionary experiences. Have a blessed week. CHAO. HASTA SEMANA Your favorite missionary, Elder Stirling
Scriptures for the week: Doctrine and Covenants 6:23; 11:12–14; Romans 15:13; Galatians 5:22–23