November 26, 2013

November 26, 2013


So, I am first of all SO THANKFUL for my family!!!!! I LOOOOVVEEE THEM SO
MUCH!!!!!!!! I have my LOVE and support from home and I am SO THANKFUL!!!!! I am SO THANKFUL for the people here, the people of Guatemala are nothing but ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Inside and out!!!!! They TRULY are the children of Lehi, children of God and I can feel and truly know His LOVE for them!!!!!!

We have a wedding and baptism planned for the weekend of the 7th and 8thof December, for a couple who two of their sons are members, one is on his Mission right now in Nicaragua!!! And the other is preparing to leave when he turns 18!!! The second son´s name is Estuardo and he is what I would
call a Son of Helaman, the perfect image of one!!! He will baptize his parents and I just can´t believe how fortunate I am to witness such a BEAUTIFUL MIRACLE of the Lord!!!!!! The Lord TRULY LOVES ME I KNOW and I TRULY KNOW HE LOVES ALL OF US!!!!! Never doubt the LOVE of the Savior for you!!!!! Never doubt what you can do with His power and the miracles you are working EVERYDAY!!!!

More of my gratitude: I´m SO THANKFUL for our Stake President who said how good my Spanish was yesterday and how we are angels!!!! And all the cute kids that like to play with me!!!!

November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

Subject:  BUENAS YA'LL!!!!! How goes life!!!!!!!!!

So, I just want to testify that our Heavenly Father is aware of positively EVERYTHING in our lives!!!!!!!! And His Plan is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!!!

So my new area is GREAT!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT HERE!!!!!! I´m near the Coast in a city called Santa Lucia. And I feel like Ammon. My old comprenera said that there was like 3 worlds in Guatemala, the City, the Coast, and the Montanas (the Mountains). And boy was she right. Everyone here has such a different perspective of religion than they do in the City. In the City, people were more familiar with God and Jesus Christ and their roles in our lives. But here in the Coast for the most part, this idea of God and our Savior Jesus Christ, is like a fairytale they sort of heard about when they were little. So, I have A LOT of work to do!!!!! A LOT!!!!! And I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!! My only concern is that I´ll be able to teach the doctrine clearly. I really have to start from nothing, teaching what certain words mean and such. I asked one woman here what service meant for her in her life, and she didn´t even know what service meant. So we taught the importance of helping others and why this is good and like our Savior Jesus Christ and how his sacrifice for us was a service for us all and the importance of His Atonement for us. So please pray for me and my companion and the Missionaries and the people here!!!!!! We all need it!!!!! But on the other hand, the members here are REALLY STRONG!!!!!! And, it´s AMAZING!!!!! We just have a small branch, but our President is incredible and the other members too!!!!! And I know God is working with people, even though a lot of people reject our message, a lot are really receptive too!!!!! We have lots of lessons every day and lots of contacts, so I am REALLY GRATEFUL!!!!!!!! And yes, I really do feel a bit like Ammon!!!!! Haha!!!!! If I´m even worthy to say that!!!!!

I LOVE reading the Book of Mormon here!!!!! It´s AMAZING!!!!! Because I walk outside and EVERYTHING!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!!!!!!! Testifies of its truth!!!!!!! I know these people are the children of Lehi!!!!! And I am so honored and THANKFUL to be a part of the wonderful promise God made with Lehi that they would be brought back out of darkness and to the Light and Knowledge of their Savior Jesus Christ, I keep that promise in my Heart as I go about the work of the Lord and realize everyday with a Heart FULL of GRATITUDE that I am doing that work!!!!! Bringing that Light!!!!!! That The Lord has me as an instrument in His hands to fulfill that promise!!!!!!

So, a cool story about how God is in ABSOLUTELY EVERY PART OF THIS WORK and this is His design and PERFECTO PLAN for His children!!!! I just read chapter 3 in 2 Nefi when we had a lesson with a convert who is 14 and he hadn’t been studying the Book of Mormon, so we asked where he was in the Libro de Mormon so we could read with him and he said 2 Nefi chapter 3!!!!! So I was able to understand what we were reading and explain it to him and the importance of the words written there!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE THE LORD!!!!!!! 

LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta go do the work of the LORD!!!!!