Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Week 65 - Calgary

¡Oh, está todo bien!
Alright I cant believe I am here again writing but I am haha and I have been out 15 months and people are saying I am getting close to going home and I am like NOOOO noo no I'm not, I am not even close and then the other missionaries say but you're the oldest in the Spanish program! And I'm like what the heck I still feel new. Its crazy. But anyways its all good. This week was super awesome. We had some incredible lessons and actually this has been the best transfer of my mission for the amount of people we are working with and like every single week we have found at least 2 new investigators and we are always super busy so the work here is crazy good right now. It has been so satisfying to see the work here rise to a higher level because Elder Ibanez and I are praying more and working harder and being obedient and really trying our best to rely on the Spirit in everything we do. It just feels good when you know you are doing your best and when you go to bed you just fall on your knees and pray and thank God for everything. When you are obedient and really living the gospel there are so many miracles you see every day and so many new things you learn literally every day about other people and how the gospel works and how the Spirit works and the light of Christ works. This week we had a lesson with Sean all about the light of Christ and how we receive revelation personally. It was one of the coolest lessons on my mission. We shared a video about light and truth and how God is filled with light and truth like it says in Doctrine and Covenants 84 and 88 I think. And then we talked about what we read in the bible dictionary on what the light of Christ is and then each of us shared and tried our best to explain how the light of Christ is for us because Sean didn't understand it at all. Then I shared my experience of getting super sick with the West Nile virus and getting depressed and having anxiety and how that affected the light of Christ I could see in people and since I wasn't ever reading the scriptures or praying or going to church so I felt like I had lost all life and light in me. And that the only real light I really felt was from my mom and if it weren't for her I really wouldn't be here. The whole time Sean was writing notes and after I explained how I got better by finding the right therapist and really studying and praying about the Book of Mormon I asked him if he understood the light of Christ and he just sat there and pondered and said he would have to ponder about every thing we had said. Then I said it is pretty much impossible for me or for any of us to explain it because it is so personally and then he said oh yeah I get it and then he started to make a lot of connections with notes he has taken in the past and it was sooo awesome! Like I could start to see him develop faith in Christ because he really has that desire to learn and apply it. He is definitely progressing. Gosh this is just one miracle of the like 5 that happened this week but I don't have time to write them all. All I have to say is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that it was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and the only way you can know if it is if you really study and pray about the Book of Mormon and actually live the gospel and see the crazy change that will happen in you. You will be happy. Well I just realized that Mason and Allie are about to be married and that summer is coming for y'all (because its kind of snowing here right now haha) AHHH it just makes me super happy that all is well down there in Nacogdoches. And thank you so much for the Easter package!! I love the Texas shirts. Well I gotta get to sending pics now! LOVE YALL :