November 25, 2014
Okay, well I have some COOL, but COOL stories to tell this week!!!!
So lets see, first...
Yesterday we were sharing something with Hna Stephanie after church. It was
awesome because we were just outside on the grass enjoying the Spirit and
the warm sun!!!! It was AWESOME!!!! Well we hadn't really planned out what
we were going to be sharing for her because it was just a lesson out of nowhere, but I just started talking and some how it led into Martrimonio
Eterno, (Eternal Marriage) because we were talking about the Temple. She
had gone to the temple last Thursday, she didn't go in, she wanted to but
plans changed and she just got to go enjoy the outside for a bit!!! I was disappointed that she didn't end up being able to go in, but she said she
felt the Spirit outside and loved it!!! She is excited to go again soon and
take family names!!!!
Stephanie is the only member in her family right now, she was the first to
have the courage to be baptized!!!! Her family will soon follow!!! Yo se!!!
One of her sisters came to the church for her confirmation, but came late
and then left right after Sacrament ended. She regularly attends the
Catholic church, but we are praying for her! You can too! Her name is
Caroline! And we just met her little brother Wilber yesterday, who is
14, I think... I hope to tell you more of the story of how we met him in a
second, but he could really progress in these next few weeks too!!! We are
going to be working with him!!!! But so Stephanie's mom has been giving her
a bit of a hard time for her decision to be baptized and it has been a bit
trying for her, but we are praying for her mom and I know things will turn
around and I know she has her Savior at her side!!!! Listen to this:
So we were teaching yesterday after church about eternal marriage and the
goal of going to the Temple when I felt out of no where to express that
Christ feels everything she feels, that all that is happening right now
adjusting to living the Gospel, is hard, but that is okay, because He truly
understands!!!!! I shared how my companion accidentally burnt herself the
other day, when she was making me breakfast actually, and I used the experience as an example to show that I dont have the pain of her burn so
its hard for me to remember sometimes that she is hurt, but she does all
the time because she feels it! I was sharing that even if it seems like
others have forgotten us at times, we can ALWAYS know that our Savior has
not forgotten us, because He literally feels all the pain that we are
passing through!!! He can not forgot us!!!! We are imprinted on His hands
and feet!!! 1 Nephi 21:15!!!!! And then it was really cool because she
asked if we pray out loud. We answered that yes we pray out loud together
as companions through out the day and in our personal prayers we also pray
out loud sometimes. And then she told us that the Sunday before when she
had knelt down to pray, she felt sad and frustrated with the situation with
her mom and then as she was praying she heard my voice, my companion's voice
and the voice of Hna Luna praying for her!!!! And she knew we loved her and
she wasn't alone!!!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!!!!!! I honestly dont know how the
Lord works miracles like that, but oh He does!!! I am SO GRATEFUL!!!!!! SO
GRATEFUL to know that the Lord LIVES and LOVES us!!!!! That He is here for
us!!!!!! EVERY SINGLE STEP of the way!!!!!
Well lets see, so like I mentioned before in other letters, I believe, the
Familia Luna are PILAS!!!! But seriously, PILISIMAS!!!!! They ALWAYS help
us with whatever they can do they are ALWAYS SO HAPPY to help!!!!!!! W are
SO THANKFUL for them!!!!! Like the other night we where in a sketchy part
of town and we felt a little sacred so we called them to see if they could
give us a ride home so we wouldn't have to walk alone back to the house, because it was almost 9. Their car is really old and I dont know how it is
still running but they came and got us and took us home! And when I saw
them I noticed that Hna Luna was in her pajamas and I asked, "Were y'all
sleeping when I called?!" They had been, but they were not upset whatsoever,
just happy to help!!!! :D :D :D I know that they are building there Home on
High!!!! They to me are the PERFECT example of 3 Nephi 13: 19-21!!!! "Lay
up your treasures in Heaven, where moth and dust do not corrupt... because
where your treasure is there will be your heart also."!!!!!!! They live in
a tiny little house that is made of metal sheets and hard plastic, but I
can testify that their mansion in the Heavens is GINORMOUS and GORGEOUS!!!!!
They are teaching me SO MUCH of how I can really put what matters first and
Serve the Lord with all my heart!!! They have so little physically, but SO
MUCH joy Spiritually in their home!!!! We got to spend almost the whole day
yesterday with them after we gave our house a good cleaning job, a few cock
roaches and flies had to be evicted. ;) We played soccer and ate lunch with
them!!!! It was THE BEST!!!!! I have pictures, but I forgot my camera. I
will send them along later! I Hope y'all get to meet them one day!!!! I told
them I was going to bring my brothers to play soccer!!!!
Well I have got to go!!!! But I LOVE Y'ALL!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!!!!!
Hna Tarah Ray Sherrod!!!!
Please pray for Doming and Alan y Aridane. We are
preparing them to be baptized on Sunday!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!