Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.

Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;

For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul. D&C 4: 1-4

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Leading the way

FIRST OFF! YOU ARE HEARING FROM THE NEW MTC SISTER LEADER! Me and my companion were just called this week to be the sister leaders over all the girls in the CCM! (MTC)! Such a great opportunity. Basically we are the mommys for all the girls. We check on them at night, we make sure everyone is following the rules, getting along, and if anyone needs anything we are the girls to go to. We now have a leadership meeting every Sunday and a branch counsel meeting every Sunday! I am so excited and feel so honored!
Okay! So truth be told the reason I wrote so little last week was because I was extremely sick. Somehow I got an infection in my stomach, and it was AWFUL. The night before P day I was in class and my body felt like someone had hit me with a baseball bat everywhere. Obviously because the infection was in my stomach my digestive system was completely out of wack. And I was throwing up and had a bad case of the "siempres" siempre in Spanish means always. And when you have the siempres youre always in the bathroom. But I had a special case. It was very scary for me because I had never experienced what was happening to me before. That night my body like went into shock. I was freeezing but I was sweating. I was uncontrollably shaking and I couldn't move because my whole body hurt. As I was curled up in bed balling my eyes out I finally hunkered myself over onto my knees in bed and prayed. I pleaded to my Heavenly Father to just let me feel his love and his warmth. Immediately my body stopped shaking. I layed on my side and could feel the comfort and love from my Heavenly Father. My body was immersed in it. I saw the doctor the next day. He told me that if I didn't feel better the next day I would have to go see a doctor at the hospital. I was on an antibiotic for three days and my body is completely back to normal now. The power of prayer is real. The power of the piresthood is real. (I recieved a blessing the night it hit me also) My relationship has rappidly grown with my Heavenly Father, it's unreal. But don't worry everyone!! I'm perfectly okay!

                                 Life of a sick missionary

Saturday we went prosolyting! MAN WAS IT AMAZING!! I'll tell you about all the people we taught:
L--s: So we knocked luis door and he wasn't home. So we moved on and while at his neighbors house I see him out of the corner of my eye go into his home. I told my companion that we nedded to go back to that door and knock again. So we did and he invited us inside. I stumbled on my Spanish a little and he goes "English?" and I was like YES! hahaha So we taught him about the plan of salvation. We tried to use as much Spanish as possible, but it was nice to use English too. it was amazing. The spirit was so strong. We got kicked out cause his wife came home and wasn't too fond of us teaching him. But we gave him to pamphlets and got his info to give to the sisters in his area.
G-----l and J---y: We stopped and talked to these two men on the street. They sit and watch the street. It's a rich area. They were like neighborhood watch guys. So we stop and chat with them and ask them if they wanna hear about Jesus Christ. They say yes! Turns out G-----l already has a Book of Mormon and has READ IT ALREADY! He had so many questions it was so awesome. Because he mumbled a lot the teacher that was with us had to do most of the talking. But I got to teach him about why there were so many different churchs on the earth in Spanish and bare my testimony. It was amazing! His friend      J---y was sooooooo interested. Soaking it up like a sponge. So I gave him a Book of Mormon and he committed to reading it. And they both committed to praying for an answer about if the church was the true church of christ or not. We also got their info for the sisters in the area.
M---li: this is prolly one of my favorites. We saw this woman laying in the park and so we stopped her and asked her if she wanted to hear our message. We taught her about the church and placed a Book of Mormon with her. I taught her how to pray, and she said that she would read and pray personally and with her family to get an answer about the church. She was the sweetest most prepared woman I have ever met. So humble and so genuine. She actually gave the closing prayer in the park for us! And in her prayer she thanked Heavenly Father for me and my companion and for that moment and the opportunity she had to hear our lesson. So amazing.
Cleaning lady: So we were walking down the street and we saw this lady cleaning someone's house. So we asked her if she could talk and she said she didn't have time. So we gave her a pamphlet about the church and went on our way. On our way back up the street we walked by her and she had tucked herself back into the corner of the porch and was reading the pamphlet and she had the BIGGEST smile on her face. it was serioulsy such an awesome thing to see! I wish we would have stopped, but we didn't have time left. But I could see the spirit in her eyes and in her smile. I was so happy.
S-----n: oh my gooodness.. So this man wasn't our finding. He approached two other sisters that were in our area and said "what is that in your hand? (the Book of Mormon). Teach me! Teach me right now!" So they went to his house and we walked by while they were teaching. And he callled us over and all four of us finished teaching him. He was SO excited to hear about the gospel. He was clenching that Book of Mormon like it was gold. Like hugging it. Nothing was going to get between him and that book. He took a picture with us! ( we aren't allowed to take cameras prosolyting i was bummed) but he has it for him. He wrote down all of our names. It was such a great experience. And the sisteres will continue to teach him. He is so ready for the gospel.
So over all this week has been amazing! I am so happy! I know that this is where i am supposed to be. Not gonna lie I've been VERY homesick. BUT I know that the Lord will bless me for staying focused and working hard. And after seeing how much we did in 4 hours of prosolyting I can't wait to see what full days bring in Ecuador.
I know that this is the true church of Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called of God and that Thomas S Monson is the prophet today that has been called of God. I know that our Heavenly Father knows us all PERSONALLY and loves us more than we will ever be able to understand. I am beyond thankful for the atonement in my life and the example that my savior Jesus Christ is for me. I love you all so much! And I'm so thankful for all the love and support! I leave all of this with you in the sacred name of my savior Jesus Christ.

My mission! On the map! Classic mish pic!

                        Just us being AMAZING!

    Me and Hermana C--- being models

        My Peru soccer jersey! Hopefully this is a proud brother in law moment for Nathan!


          My two gaurdian angels on my chest. Jesus Christ and Brandon

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. thought I might see THREE guardian Angels on you...... Glad things are keeping that smile going. Great pictures. Miss you. Love Bruce