Well wahoo!!!! All I gotta say, is that these last two days have been amazing! There is no other feeling like watching someone you taught the gospel to and invited to be baptized actually be baptized. wow. I don't know my first baptism went really well. We were a little late to start out with, but I made cookies the Elders in our ward and my companion and i sang,"yo se que vive mi senor"...I know that my redemmer lives...and it was just wow. When she was baptized and then shared her testimony after I knew that I was able to meet her so early in my mission to prepare me for the other people I am going to have to work harder for. Anabel was so prepared by our Savior to recieve this gospel and I know now that I just need to continue to work hard for my Father in Heaven and see what I can do to continue to help more people like Anabel.Then the next day she recieved the Holy Ghost and that was so great. She was so happy and she was just beaming. It was awesome because she even got a skirt from her aunt just to come to the church and receive the Holy Ghost.
Monday, July 28, 2014
ok so this week we didnt have a baptism again, but we officialy have a date set for Anabel this saturday so please keep her in your prayers!!! and this weekend we are planning on having a noche blanca!!! which is when a lot of people are being baptized and they are all wearing white so it is a noche blanca...haha. i didnt understand that for like three weeks hahaha.preguntas
love from Quito
Monday, July 14, 2014
Ok first off sad news of the week. Anabel wasn't able to be baptized. Her grandfather went into the hospital and her mom needs her to be with him like all the time because her mom works and so we havent seen her all weekend and we are a little worried about her. All my companion and I want for her is this opportunity to be closer to God and she wants it too, so it is sad that she wasn't able to have it this last week, but I have faith that she can make this covenant with God this week.Anyways I have learned so many lessons from this experience. First of patience. Second of Trust in God. I think one of the things I have accidently done is that I get carried away in helping people and doing things for them based off of my own opinion that I forget that the most important thing to do is to first seek that of the Lords opinion. Because if he knows everything, why am I not asking him more? haha. yes I need to start doing that a lot more and praying a lot more specifically like we teach so many people to do. tambien I just need to trust in the will of God. This has been interesting. It is hard when you feel like a horrible missionary or some things happen because you dont have enough faith, but really truth is that you need to have trust in the Lord and his plan for you. Wow has that been an eye opener.
I love this scripture that I read today Psalms 100:2
Serve the Lord with gladness : come before his presence with singing .
cuidanse ( is like take comfort )
Monday, July 7, 2014
Well only have a little bit of time this week because we went to a volcano!! o volcan...It was really cool we were in the clouds and had a fun experience getting up there and I think I finally liked the fish so bueno...haha. It was really a great day with our zone and super awesome to witness a volcano that Christ created under the direction of God.Anyways this week we have our first baptism on Friday for Anabel! She had her interview this Sunday and we are really excited that she has made this commitment to a promise with God. It is the most amazing experience to see someone else find the truth. There is no way I could explain it only that when you witness someone who has been prepared by God to recieve this gospel and then as they continue to progress and accept all of our commandments and lessons and el libro de mormon to be true. There is no other emotion I have ever felt like it. Basically I am so excited to see Anabel experience this love for the gospel. There is nothing else that can strengthen your own testimony of the truth! I have learned so much from her and from some of our other investigators. I have learned when to talk and when not to talk. I have learned when to listen and when I am actually following the Spirit and not. I think this has been my most vital lesson this week. I think sometimes teaching becomes rehearsed because we teach the same lessons to multiple people. The important part is discerning what the Spirit wants you to specifically say about certain topics and also what you should ask your investigators. Because what truly matters is that they desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ...not because my companion and I are really persuasive or because we need a baptism...but because Christ has asked that of us and if we want to fulfill our purpose here in the Earth to return to live with God we must do the things he has commanded us to do. This is the glory of His gospel. Anyways I am so grateful for all of the words of advice I am able to recieve from you all. and all the opportunities I have to learn more from you all.
Love from Quito,