Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Week 12

Temples+companions+President Eaton = #blessed 

We've had a really great week; the monthly mission devotional was on Sunday and Sister Zavala and I were in the choir. It was a really great time to see some of the recent converts and to hear their testimonies. It makes me so much more excited for the work that we are doing. 

Update on Sister Gillespie, She's getting baptized this Saturday and she is beyond excited. We had a lesson yesterday and we asked her why she thought this baptism was different from the other churches she's been baptized in. (she's been baptized into 6 different churches) She said that this is the one church where things actually make sense. Where she's found a family who loves her despite the mistakes that she's made. Being able to see the changes that she's made over these past couple of months has been the biggest blessing. It doesn't matter about the number of people you baptize or even who accepts your message. My job as a missionary is to act how Jesus would act if He were here and to invite others to "come unto [him]".

The temple today was the icing on top of the cake. We were blessed to have our mission president, President Eaton, drive us there. Long story short, we had an amazing conversation about the temple and the Atonement and we were so blessed with the spirit to testify of those things. Being inside the temple was just another testimony that Heavenly Father knows me and my needs. He loves His children so much and being able to go to a place where heaven and earth meet is one of His many gifts to us. Go to the temple often, I testify that the Son of Man does reveal Himself to those who are seeking Him.

To end the temple trip, President Eaton took us to Pizza Hut and we got cookie pizzas :) But the best part was, we got to see Pres. in action! We started talking to a guy who was in there and we had an incredible conversation and taught the restoration. Pres. even invited him to be baptized!! (the guy said yes ;) It was so so so cool to watch my misison president teaching the gospel and it's motivated me to teach on the spot and to FEAR NO MAN! Trust God ;)

Sorry this email is so long!! I love you all!!

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