Monday, January 19, 2015

What do you know about the Book of Mormon?

Hola Familia!!! Como esta? Que saben acerca del Libro de Mormom? Think about it....

That question has blessed Sister Franks and I so much this week. We have ran into so many people who already know about the Book of Mormon or have family who are members and don't really know about it at all. This past week our mission president shared a video with us called "What do you know about the Book of Mormon?" It was a video made by 3 return missionaries and it was so cool to see. It got us all excited to go and ask people on the street what they knew about it. 

Today we found a lady who was washing her laundry and she told us that her father and uncles are all Mormon, we setup an appointment with her for this Tuesday to share more with her. We have been able to testify more and more all throughout the week and that makes us so happy to share it with other people! I love sharing my testimony and sharing it about the Book of Mormon get's me more excited each day!

Our area has been seeing so many miracles since we have been able to get out and work on most of the days. Lupe one of investigators this past week asked if she could be baptized. We said of course, she has been struggling to overcome an addiction she has. We pray for her each and every day and we also go and see her daily. She told us that when we are with her that she feels the strength we bring to her. She had not come to church in about two weeks and we were super sad. We decided on Sunday before church we were going to go and see her in the morning to make sure she was up and ready for church. When we knocked on the door and just started crying. We asked her what was wrong and she just said I was just going to go to bed and give up on today and not go to church. She said that us going to her house was a way that God showed his love to her. She came to church and got a blessing and then the sisters in our ward had a baptism that night. We invited her and she said no, but we invited her again and asked her to pray about it. Afterwards we stopped by at her house a little before the baptism and asked her again. She went and when the man was about to be baptized she asked if she could get closer so that she could see the baptism. When she watched the man be baptized, she instantly felt the spirit. She asked us what it was and we walked into the hall and talked to her about what she was feeling. Then she turned to use and said anytime I want to use I am going to imagine myself being baptized. Afterwards we kneeled down on the floor and prayed that she would prepare herself for January 31st. She just told us to keep on pushing her and never take a NO for an answer. We told her we would always be here for her.

We also had another investigator named Edgar who came to church. His sister is a member in another ward and she told him he should go to church. Edgar is finally letting us come and see him during the week and we have been able to teach him about the Book of Mormon! 

Also, one of our new members named Juan is getting ready to get the priesthood. He is so excited to be able to help his family even more and continue to be an example for them.

This week has been so much fun, we have seen miracle after miracle and have seen so much love from our members. They just want to help us in any way possible and want to help us with our investigators and I love it! 

The work is real, the Lord is here helping Sister Franks with our health, our investigators, and our families I know it. I have felt his love so much this week and I am excited to feel it always. Something I read this week really helped me, it said something like:

Happiness is Everlasting Eternal joy because of Jesus Christ. It is so true. My happiness that I have know will be magnified in the eternities! The happiness I feel as a missionary must be what Christ feels every time we decide to apply the atonement in our lives and come closer to him.

Love always, Hermanita Weller

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!!! 2015!!!


How was your new years? I hope you were all safe and enjoyed the holidays! They came and went so fast. I really can't believe that it is already 2015. The time of the Lord goes and comes to fast. I am continually excited for the time I have to be a missionary. 

I have seen that to be so true this week. I have been studying the Life of Christ and reading in the New Testiment. I love it! Today I finished reading in Matthew. One topic that has really interested me is the thought of "Seeking" Christ. 

Really we have to seek him each and every day! "We seek ... because [we have] the desire to ask, to seek, and to find answers to life's questions ... [Our Heavenly Father] wants us to continually seek eternal truth because this is central to how we come to know Him."  

This week I have really tired to seek Christ and understand how I can become more like him. It was so hard not being out and visiting people since we were recovering from our back and neck pains. The Lord still blessed us so much though.

This past week on Monday, while we were grocery shopping we got a call from a woman who some other sisters used to talk to and meet. She called to say that she wanted to start talking with the missionaries again. Miracle #1!!!

On Tuesday, we travelled all over the mission and took our car to the shop and also to the mission office. We saw President Weidman and he said that he was so touched to see us at the office but told us to go home and rest. He really loves us and cares about us so much. I knew that before but seeing him on Tuesday confirmed that for me. He has so much love just like CHRIST. (One of my goals this year is to show LOVE like Chirst would).

On Wednesday night, New Years Eve, we had a lesson with little Samantha and Nacho!! They shared their testimonies with us and told us both that they wanted to be missionaries because the missionaries who have always helepd them and their families are amazing. Samantha is 9 and has to wait 10 more years to be a missionary! 

On Sunday we had 2 investigators at church. The Lord truely blesses us even when we were not able to go out and see them. Edgar came to church for the first time since I moved into this area and also a man named Elias! Two weeks ago he walked into church and told the missionaries he wanted to learn more because he is going to marry someone who is LDS. 

This week was so great. I saw how much mercy the Lord has for me and my companion Sister F. He blessed us so much when we were in so much pain.

Love, Sister Weller

P.S. New Years was great. We had martinelles, took some photos, and played with some glow in the dark ballons all before 10:25 pm. Then we passed out like babies and woke up the next morning ready to work!