Dear Familia y Amigos!
My heart is so full of joy for you all!! I love you all so much!! I thought about you all many times through out the conference. The powerful talks! The inspiring messages! The unity of our leaders in defending the faith of God will never be forgotten. As the conference ended, President Monson waved to us all. I could not help but feel the Savior’s arms around me, or the angels that protect me…offering me a sense of belonging, a sense of love. I had tear filled eyes as I watched as our beloved prophet when he left the conference center. Conference had come and gone all too fast, yet thanks be to the Lord God, the spirit still dwells here, it abides, I pray ever fervently that it shall not leave.
The work of salvation is in every moment of this world. I FEEL so honored to be apart of this work! It is in every thing. I agree with the words of President Monson, it was one of the most uplifting and inspiring conferences. The Heavens are open, our saints are ready, and our leaders are united in the Lord. I know that they are inspired, righteous men and woman of God. This is His work. Thank you for your prayers. I feel as though our Lord and God prays for our success daily. Shall we not go on in so great a cause?
More than ever I know that I am a worthy Daughter of God. I am a part of the work. I am already doing a part of my life mission! I am AM A MISSIONARY! What prayers are offered. What strength we have…though agency plays a role, who can deny the Holy Ghost? I know that the Holy Ghost will carry our message into the hearts of those we teach and into the hearts of those who are ready. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL! I love this feeling I have.
During the conference I could not help but think of you guys. There were so many times when I felt your comments or felt your hugs. LOL…or wished I could eat the crepe breakfast with you! :P Haha!
One of those times was during O´Divine Redeemer. Wow! I could almost see the tears through my own mommy’s eyes! :). When President Monson talked about a “Heart of Gold”…I thought of you Kaleb. When Hermana Carole M. Stephenson talked about the priesthood and covenants…Daddy you were right there. When I thought about the work of salvation…I also thought of you Karina Darling girl! When Elder Dyches talked about The Hiding Place I remembered all those times, Mom, you would read aloud to us great books and classics. :D I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!
Our investigadors (investigators) are PROGRESSING!! YES this is a huge blessing of the Lord. I seriously felt like I could go no more. My heart and faith said to hold on though after a very discouraging week. Then the day dawn broke!! It was beautiful to see. As we were diligent, as we kept good attitudes, and we pressed on the Lord gave us the opportunity to find nuevos, place fechas, and change lives. We found a boy about 19 who had so many questions. He declared, “How do we enter the presence of God?” We asked him how he would do it. He said, “I need to repent. Yet I am not perfect.” Then he thought, “How can I be clean? I want to be clean!” This was a beautiful moment for my companion and I. It was wonderful to teach him that God has a plan for him, and that he can be clean of his past, and that he can feel the Love of God for him and enter into His presence after this life.
We had a milagro (miracle) this week, a powerful faith building real milagro!! It was with an incredible woman who was vibrant and full of love. About two weeks ago, we met with her. SHE set her Fecha (baptism date)!! That was wonderful. She came to church and then…she was hit with an illness. We had not seen her for two weeks, until Viernes en la noche. It was 8:52pm. While heading back home we felt that we needed to stop and see Shirly. She came stumbling out of the house. She was instantly scared when she saw us. We cautiously and quietly said, “Shirly”?? Her health had deteriorated her image a lot. She openly stated she doesn`t feel anything and desired to not even live anymore. The beautiful light was gone from her eyes. She looked like she was walking dead. It was awful. We took her hand and I began to pray out loud. I began to pray that God would heal her. We don´t have the priesthood, yet I know the Lord heard and answered our prayers. I know that God is the God of the living. I know that God answered our prayers. She healed quickly after that night. She is happy. We are going to meet with her today. The Lord God has blessed us and her!
The Lord God is with us. We are His children. It says that the truth angers those who are wicked. I know that the truth is at times hard to listen to. Yet my soul illuminates with such love for God, for my faults and weaknesses, yet I know he makes weak things become strong unto me.
Thanks for always being here for me family! I know I could never do it without you! LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. Until next week. ¡¡¿VAMO ARRIBA!!!