We have a huge miracle! I've known about a little hermanita named
Clementina for about a month. Or maybe a little more. Anyways, she's
from Honduras and moved to Smyrna, (close to my first area, the BORO,)
about seven months ago. She lives with a family who are members and
come all the way to providencia for church. She's been coming to
church with them too. She has wanted to get baptized for about the
past month or so, but I could never find her slash meet her! This
whole transfer I've been calling families and families trying to find
her. Finally last week, We got ahold of her. Thank goodness! We met
her , and worked our lil tushies off and met with her
everyday, annnndddd she was baptized !!!!! There is no
doubt in my mind this is the Lords work. She's the most prepared
little person I've ever met! She is the sweetest and her prayers are
the best. She always says how she's so happy and is so excited for her
baptism, and she's thankful for the Hermanas to help her :) man I
don't know it was so fun to teach her and to work with her, I'm so
blessed to be here.
At her baptism I had a little moment. Our Ward Mission Leader had
everyone there raise their hand if they were found and taught by
missionaries. Every single hand went up. It was amazing, I always sit
at church and think of how grateful I am to be on my mission and to be
in this Ward, these members are SO STRONG, and to think it all started
with missionaries..It was just amazing.
We had a great week, we worked really hard and baked in the sun and
were soaked in the rain :) I love being here!
We had a real nice 3 hour bible bash with our dear friend Evelio last
night. He was baptized in August and he's from Cuba. #Stressful if I
talk more about it imma get overwhelmed again haha it was really
crazy, and hard, and being in the Bible Belt is great. bible bashes
are hard in English and Spanish. Haha cause the bible is hard and so
is English.. And Spanish.
But, life is good! We're all still alive and well:)
I've learned and realized we can do so much and really leave all the
rest to the Lord. We can do our part, and I know we can pray for help
we need and that the spirit can work through us to help touch the
hearts of others.:)
Byes yall have a great week!!!!!! :)
I like to share the gospel with everyone. and everything.
Happy earth day!
Clementinas baptism :)
Monday, April 20, 2015
What a week! I don't know what's going on, the time is flying faster and faster...
Let's talk about Roberto. The hermanas in West Nash sent us a referral, for Roberto. He goes to the elders' English class. HE. IS. GOLDEN. He is the nicest man, we met at Hardees(tennessee's Carl's junior haha) and he bought us lunch the first time we met him! We gave him a Book of Mormon and he loved it! Then on the ! We are seeing so many miracles over here, I am so grateful to be a part of this work, to be able to share my testimony with everyone I come in contact with., we taught him the Restauracion and he loved it so much. He agreed to be baptized
Also 2 more miracle humans to share! Manuel-we met him in this sketchierr part of town. And he said hey can yall come back ? My whole family will be home and I want you guys to teach us all. (Um, okay. ) we aren't usually in that area at night, so we asked if its okay if we get a ride with a member, and he said oh we can come pick you guys up! So we have scheduled it, and he is bringing his family to the church nighttonight so we can teach them! We are SO excited!!(:
And Clementina. This little 13 year old girl is getti baptized next week. I've never met her. She's even coming to church for a while, and for about a month I've been working so hard to meet her and teach her! Finally, got a hold of her family and everything, and we have an appointment everyday scheduled for her so she can be baptized. She is in YW with out ward mission leaders wife, and she said she's all ready and just needs the lessons!(: the Lord truly prepares his children, and I have a testimony that U.S. As missionaries, we are his instruments. Please keep Clementina in your prayers this week, that every night will go as planned (:
We also had interviews this week! I LOVE PRESIDENT ANDERSON. Nuff said.
I went on exchanges this week with Sister Hochstrasser! She came to my area this time and it was sooo fun. We got a nice chocolate shake from a 14 year old boy, it had cocoa puffs and honey smacks crushed up....it was interesting. Haha we were able to visit a lot of people! We saw lots of miracles :) Earlier that morning we were talking about our missions and about what is a testimony. We said, a testimony if found in the bearing of it.
I live off of that. I don't know everything, I am trying my best. We are all still learning together. As long as we are showing our faith and trusting in God, trying to do His work, he will help us. We were at a lesson with Pedro and Jeny, the cuuuutest investigators. And we had a member come with us! During the lesson, I was thinking a lot about my chat with sis H., and as I was testifying about this gospel and Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon, I couldn't stop the tears from coming..I don't know everything, but I felt the spirit and was able to testify strongly and with love. Later that night, the member called us to see if I was okay. People are so good!
I know God knows us personally, and all our struggles and weaknesses. I know he puts people into our lives for a reason, I know we can overcome everything when we put our trust in him.
I love these people. I can't imagine myself anywhere else. I am so grateful for my mission.
Last Monday as we went out to work, well let me start this again. A few weeks ago we were walking home, and this nice lady gave us a ride. About a week later we saw her again, and found out where she lives..(we are creepy, but we weren't creeping...we were at the same apartment complex..) so we were trying to visit our friends, and we had a feeling to visit her and share the restoration with her! We thought, there's no coincidence we've seen her so many times. So we talked on her doorstep, and her neighbor was locked out, so he listened too. Afterwards, he brought us to his Pastors house cause he wanted her to hear our story and stuff.:) so we go over there and we're talking, and man it was so fun!!!! I'm obsessed with the south cause these people really love Jesus!!!! The pastor said to her friend, I feel tempted to pray for these ladies. Haha sooo she prayed for us, and it was just great. They want an invite for our weddings haha I LOVE PEOPLE. Then as we were starting our trek to the next apartment complex, the First Lady we had met a while ago, gives us a bag of food. #blessings.
My companion has an album called : Happy Eastwood. It's all our selfies-and it's cause I struggle at writing happy Easter.
My lil roomy played a prank on us. My tag is now pink haha.
We went out to eat with this cutest couple and I don't know if I've already told this story but we were eating like chicken and pasta and stuff and she said, Im only missing tortillas! Haha mannnn these Hispanics, they love their tortillas :)
Today we were feeling tourist-y so we went to Nashville! I love being there it is so fun:) even when we get rained on :):):)
Love you allll have a great week!(: