This was a super crazy week!! We had a lot happen! We had our Christmas Conference on Tuesday :) We all traveled down to Montevideo and had a great time celebrating Navidad!! We ate some Christmas tacos and had a Christmas Devotional with President and Hermana Dunford. Their message was focused on our conversion to Christ, How we can become more dedicated to Christ, with all our heart and mind. I loved the question that Hermana Dunford asked us...What will you throw out this next year to become closer to Christ? She shared a story from conference about the big waterfall in the Dominican republic, that the people there had a story where they threw all their undesirable objects into this big waterfall. Not into shallow water but into a churning waterfall! This is the start to a conversion to Jesus christ. It is not easy, it requires sacrifice and realizing that you need to change. I love the knowledge of the gospel. It helps us realize that we can become better and that we have the ability to become Holy through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We each have the ability to become as GOD! The best way to become more like him is getting rid of these things that pull us away from Him. He always invites us to come unto him and Repent, putting off the natural man! (2 Nephi 26: 25-28) We can always trust in his grace :)
We also had an amazing baptism this week!!! We are so happy for Melany. She is an amazing example of someone who truly wanted to come unto Christ! She told us that she wanted to have a better life, she has a difficult family life but found the peace she was looking for in the gospel of Jesus Christ! It is so exciting to see her just embrace the gospel! Yesterday we taught her the plan and her first question was.... When can I do my family tree?? So that she can start being a missionary for her family that has passed on without the gospel! :)
This week was also transfers!! I will be staying here in Zorrilla, Paysandu, with Hermana Ribera. Hermana Taufatofua is going to spread her wings in Tacuarembo! Its not easy to say good bye but I know that she is so ready and there are so many people that need her testimony!! We decided that our whole 2 changes together can be summed up in 3 words, "That was Incredible!!!!" because of the many times we left charlas or contacts and just looked at each other and said...... well, that was INCREDIBLE! I am so thankful for the many experiences we shared, opening an area and learning together!!
I know that this is the Lords church and that God is our loving Heavenly Father! He has a perfect plan. We just need to have faith! :)
I love you all!
Hermana T cute family sent us matching PJs
Meeting the Hermana's at the Mission Christmas Party
Homemade Carmels from my Amazing Grandma...Thank You Grandma Lucy!!!
At the Ward Christmas Party
On the bus going to the Mission Chirstmas Party
Cute girl from the Ward Christmas Party
Melany Bapstim Day
Yep time for new shoes 😱