Yesterday in fast and testimony meeting many of the members' testimonies really touched me. Many people talked about trials and the many challenges we face daily. It reminded me that God is always going to ask us to do hard things because he knows and trusts that we can do it. And we have peace knowing that he will never give us something that we can't handle.
Yesterday, my compañera tried mate cocido for the first time. Her reaction...."this is dirt!" But she will learn to love it like I have learned to love it!
Before breaking up with one of our investigators, he asked, "why are you guys so persistent? Why are you always inviting me to read the book (Book of Mormon), pray and go to church?" Perfect moment to bear our testimonies! I told him of course we are going to be persistent, because this isn't a joke to us. The church can really change lives. Christ could really change his life in the end! He didn't want to change and we had to respect that. Everyone has their agency. And I know that even though he wasn't ready right now, that maybe in the future he will be ready. Planting seeds in the hearts of the people is always fun too.
This Sunday is Mother's Day! I can't believe how fast the time went by. Super excited to talk with the family! But since it is Mother's Day, I want to thank all the Moms that have helped me...my Grandmas, my aunts, my church leaders, THANK YOU!
And to my Mom. Words can't express how grateful I am for you! You have always been my biggest cheerleader, my shoulder to cry on, and quite honestly, my best friend! Thank you for your love, support and especially your unshakable testimony. You are an amazing Mom...I LOVE YOU!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
|Meeting my "hija" Hermana Mannewitz|
|With Presidente and Hermana Chaporro|
|Nelida with us|
|Hermana Mannewitz and I with Nelida|
|How our Elders put up the volleyball net...jajaja! Who needs a ladder?|