Hey everyone! Hope all of the fathers had a great Father´s Day!
This past week has been a crazy one and I don´t really have much to say... Between chafing, playing piano for the ward choir, and getting sick - once again, I guess I could say it was one of those weeks. My comp and I both got sick from something we ate, but we are so much better now and grateful that we have all of that bad stuff out of our bodies now. I am just really grateful for the opportunity that I have to be out here on this mission. As I watched the members help my comp and the worthy priesthood members give her a blessing, I was just overwhelmed with gratefulness for this restored gospel and how we should join together as members.
We did have one good lesson this week with someone named Ezequiel. We were never able to find him in his house, but know he is in a cast and we are sharing with him like crazy. Every time we share with him the spirit is so strong and we can see his countenance changing every day. He has a new found desire to learn and follow Jesus Christ. He told us he knows what we are teaching him is true and that he can feel himself changing for the better. It´s just the coolest thing to watch people change!
I wanted to share a couple scriptures this week in Alma 43 verses 48-50 and Chapter 44 verses 3-4. They talk about Captain Moroni and his soldiers. They say:
48 And it came to pass that when the men of Moroni saw the fierceness and the anger of the Lamanites, they were about to shrink and flee from them. And Moroni, perceiving their intent, sent forth and inspired their hearts with these thoughts—yea, the thoughts of their lands, their liberty, yea, their freedom from bondage.
49 And it came to pass that they turned upon the Lamanites, and they cried with one voice unto the Lord their God, for their liberty and their freedom from bondage.
50 And they began to stand against the Lamanites with power; and in that selfsame hour that they cried unto the Lord for their freedom, the Lamanites began to flee before them; and they fled even to the waters of Sidon.
When I read this before I didn´t even pay any attention to it, but it helped me to keep working hard this week. When they saw how mean and fierce the Lamanites were, they were scared. Moroni helped them and encouraged them to keep moving on and trust in their Lord. They prayed to their Father in Heaven and in that SAME EXACT MOMENT they were given power over the Lamanites. WOW!! How amazing is that! I am so grateful for Hermana Maxfield because she is like Captain Moroni for me. She has helped me to remember to trust in my Father in Heaven and pray to Him when I need help.
3 But now, ye behold that the Lord is with us; and ye behold that he has delivered you into our hands. And now I would that ye should understand that this is done unto us because of our religion and our faith in Christ. And now ye see that ye cannot destroy this our faith.
4 Now ye see that this is the true faith of God; yea, ye see that God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith.
I loved this part because they were so firm in their faith and had true faith that the Lamanites couldn´t destroy it. It´s so true that Heavenly Father will support us and preserve us if we are faithful unto Him. JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD even when you feel like you can´t move on... Trust in the Lord and everything will work out.
Sorry there aren´t any pictures this week because we were totally dying, but here are the ones we have. A member gave us some lipstick to try out so we decided to go crazy, then a selfie in our ward correlation meeting, and then a video of a little kid saying my last name.
Have a great week and love you all,