Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 41 - Calgary

Estoy aqui de regreso! Yo he tenido muchas experiencias espirituales esta semana :) (No subject) 

Alright so I am going to jump right into it!  So I will tell 2 quick but incredible stories about following the promptings that you get from the Holy Ghost. They both happened yesterday and it really is so cool how many miracles there are each day if you just following the Spirit and trust Him. So Saturday night as we were nightly planning we remembered that Sister Linares invited us to go to their primary program because her husband would come. He is kind of less active. Our church starts at 9:00 and theirs starts at 11:00 so we were trying to decide if we should go or not because it is far away in Cranston and Rene was able to come to church. So we ended up deciding to stay and then that night in my personal prayer I had the feeling that we should go and support Sister Linares and see Hermano Linares. So after sacrament meeting we went and got to see the primary program and it was probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life! It was sooooooo crazy and different being there at church and everyone is white and it is all English and there were sooo many kids! Haha and it was cool because the design of the chapel was just like ours. So we watch the program and of course it is super funny at points when the kids speak and some of them are dancing and stuff but you still feel the Spirit and the love that Heavenly Father has for them. At the end the primary president shares her testimony and it was really strong and then the story about one of the primary kids whose name is Ethan and he is 7 years old and super smart and just an amazing primary kid. But just a month and a half ago he got hit by a car and is now paralyzed and when he talks now he speaks super slowly and it is all drawn out really long. So when he was in the hospital all the primary kids fasted and prayed for one day and then the next day Ethan was out of the hospital! So amazing and the primary president really testified of miracles and of prayer and fasting and how special children are in the eyes of the Lord and how powerful the Atonement of Jesus Christ is and His love for us. Then after she testified Ethan came up and recited John 3:16 and the Spirit really penetrated my heart as he spoke the words so slowly and drawn out and was looking at all of us. I started to cry and so did Elder Ibanez. It was sooo powerful. Then all the kids sand the last song called "The Miracle." After the program Sister Linares thanked us so much for coming and then she introduced us to 2 Spanish families! We got both of their numbers because their grandparents live here and dont know English. So we are setting up for them to come to church with some of the members from our Spanish branch! So awesome. So that is just one story and now I will try to tell this one faster.

Last night we still had not gotten to do language study and do our 12 week training study we do with Elder Ibanez and President Miles said we really got to do it. Then Elder Ibanez says I feel like we really got to go to the Hermanas ESL class and Elder Tate and I were like no way, why?? And he just said I dont know I just have a feeling that we should. We said we have to study and do 12 week. Then about 20 minutes later he says it again and so Elder Tate tells me "remember what President said? if your trainee has a prompting or an idea, you should probably follow it." So we go to the Hermanas ESL class and our new investigators Carmen, Jorge, and Luis were there!!! Then Hermana Amaller says "oh my gosh! I was just about to text you guys to tell y'all that you should come!" So crazy right? So each of us taught them English one on one and towards the end I noticed that every single one of us were talking about the gospel with them! It was so cool. After the class was over and they left each of us talked about what we talked about with them and wow it could not have been better. This Wednesday we meet with them again and we are so pumped and excited. They are so ready to receive the gospel! So this week I have learned more clearly how important it is to follow the promptings you get from the Holy Ghost and also you have to be living your life centered on Christ and His gospel so that you are worthy to always have the Holy Ghost to be with you as your constant companion. It really is such an incredible gift that I am so grateful for and just want to share. The joy that comes from feeling the love of Christ and the Holy Ghost really drives you to share it with others. As your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows, your desire to share the gospel and the love of Christ will grow and you will do it and you will do it very well because you will have the Holy Ghost with you.

Alright I don't have much more time but I want to say I love y'all and I hope y'all have an awesome week and remember to follow the promptings you get from the Holy Ghost and do what you got to do to receive them! Live the gospel! Alright time to send some pics :))

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