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Monday, February 23, 2015
What is the most important thing in your life?
This week has been so great for Sister O and I! If you missed it last week I am staying in SFS until the end of my mission!!! I am super excited because I only now finally feel like I know some of the members. We have been working really hard to get to know them and help them to trust us and work with us. I just LOVE THE MEMBERS. They are really like family when missionaries are away from their own families.
This week we have been working with the C family. They are a less active family who is working on coming back to church and prepare to go to the temple. Every time we go they are so excited to see us and I know that they can feel the spirit. We are hoping that their entire family gets to come to church soon so that they can make these steps together.
We also went back to see Nelly, she is a lady in her 40s who grew up being of a different faith and since about a week ago started meeting with us. We had such a powerful lesson with her the other day were we talked about how the Gospel blesses us and our families and she told us she wants to be baptized the only thing is that she isn't married. We are going to help her by starting to meet with her boyfriend and get him to come to church too.
Our other investigator Edgar wasn't able to make it to church this past weekend so we were a bit bummed. He ended up having to work again so he wasn't able to make it. One thing that was so amazing was we visited him during the week and we talked about how we believe in the Godhead and how we can improve our personal relationship with him. We then closed with a prayer and he said that he has always had a relationship with God but he didn't understand why it was so important to improve it.
Lupe, a woman we have been meeting with since November came to church this weekend!!! We had not been able to see her in about a week and a half, but we called her on Saturday night and reminded her about church and she came! She said that is made the different for her because when she came she felt the spirit and it gave her the motivation she needed to continue to overcome her problems. We then saw her on Sunday night and she thanked us for continuing to go and see her and help her. She called us her angels!
In between seeing our investigators and members we have also been talking with 20 new people a day. Something we have been asking people we talk too is what is the most important thing in your life? Most people respond with family. Really that is how I normally would have responded too but then someone said their belief in God. When we asked why, they said because without their belief in God and in the importance of family relationships their families wouldn't mean anything. It really hit me, my family means everything to me but without knowing the importance of families in the eyes of God, it wouldn't matter. We saw the same thing with one of recent converts. We read The Family - A Proclamation to the World with them and they said they knew what they needed to work on together as a family. They are so excited to put these things in practice.
My invitation this week is for you to read it and see what you may need to change in your families and lives to come closer to Christ. Will you read it?
I love you!! Have such a great week!