August 4, 2014
This week has been a super hot week! It's winter and I feel like I'm in the Amazon it's so humid. But, I'm not complaining! Skipping winter would be nice!
Happy Birthday JT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Monday we had a Family Home Evening with two families from the ward and we were running late and Hermana Simmons and I were running as fast as we could and I fell on my face…Like biffed it hard! I'm alive but it was so funny! and, the Family Home Evening went so well!
This week we studied from Lesson 3 in Preach My Gospel about The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of my favorite scriptures in this chapter were:
Through Christ we can be cleansed from sin-Alma 11:40, D&C 45:3-5
Faith in Jesus Christ- Alma 32:26-27
Repentance- Helaman 5:10-12, D&C 58:42-43 and learning about the gift of forgiveness
Baptism- Mosiah 18:8-10, Moroni 8:25-26
The gift of the Holy Ghost- Galatians 5:22-23, Moroni 10:5
Endure to the end- D&C 14:7, 2 Nephi 31:14-20
I am starting to get a hang of this training thing and I have learned that Hermana Simmons is with me and I am with her for a huge reason. We are loving our time together. She is an amazing listener and she does absolutely everything possible to help me in everything. She is beginning to gain a lot more confidence in her speaking ability and I love it! She is doing so well!
This time in the mission has brought me so much closer to Christ. I feel like I know him. Someone once said the "You can't love something you don't know". It's true. I have learned a lot about this in these short 11 months. I love Christ because I have come to know him. I love every person here that I have met because I want to know them. I love my companion because every day it is my goal to get to know her a little more, know how to help her, know how we can work in unity and know how I can love her. I have learned so much about the gift that everyone has to really come to know Christ and be eternally happy through him. I love it. :)
I have had so many powerful experiences of feeling the promptings of the Holy Ghost this week. Answers are real, they are simple but they are real. As some of our investigators get their answers I just get so happy because I know that the power is real.
"Your testimony you have today will not be your testimony of tomorrow. You testimony is either going to grow and grow until it becomes the brightness of the sun, or it is going to diminish to nothing, depending on what you do about it."
-Harold B. Lee
"Because of our Father's desire for us to grow, he may give us gentle, almost imperceptible promptings that, if we are willing to accept without complaint, he will enlarge it to become a very clear indication of His will."
"The issue for us is trusting God enough to trust also His timing. If we can truly believe he has our welfare at heart, may we not let his plans unfold as he thinks best?"
-Richard G. Scott
Jhenny and Daniel got baptized on Saturday and it was just amazing. It was planned so well and all of the members were so willing to help. It was a super spiritual experience and I am so happy for their family. My heart just loves it here, I don't ever want to leave.
|Jhenny and Daniel|