Well! It's the week of transfers and things are always crazy! So this is going to be rather short. But yeah! There wasn't too much to share anyway.. haha. Just scrambling to get everything ready to roll!
So transfers! Well, I am getting a new companion!! Sister De Leon! She is from the Philippines and she's a teeny tiny little person. haha. But I have heard lots of good things about her. ️ It has been a sad couple of days because we had to say goodbye to SO many amazing people... well, I might see peeps from the Spanish ward occasionally but it's still sad.. they actually had a going away party for Elder Pirir (going home) and a kid they call Nacho who is just heading to Bakersfield. So they said goodbye to all of us too and it was so sad... Elder Pirir translated for me so I actually tell them thank you for everything. We cried a lot last night cuz it was so sad!..
Welp! Here's a couple lessons from this week! ️
Shelley is a self referral. She is a super nice lady! She said she really got attached to the sisters awhile ago and then they left then Elders showed up and she felt uncomfortable. She asked what we do so we told her that we just teach about Jesus Christ and share the joy that will bless her and her family. She invited us back tomorrow because she was just heading out.
Julisa and Blanca
We asked about her reading. She said she hasn't really been doing it because her mom gets home late from work. We invited them to do it right when Julisa gets home from school. We showed the 20 minute restoration video. Talked about how she felt. She definitely felt the spirit. She said she believes its true. She believes the BOM is true and that prayer works. She said she will be at church this week.
Here's an awesome quote by James E. Faust.
“We long for the ultimate blessing of the Atonement--to become one with Him, to be in His divine presence, to be called individually by name as He warmly welcomes us home with a radiant smile, beckoning us with open arms to be enfolded in His boundless love. How gloriously sublime this experience will be if we can feel worthy enough to be in His presence! The free gift of His great atoning sacrifice for each of us is the only way we can be exalted enough to stand before Him and see Him face-to-face. The overwhelming message of the Atonement is the perfect love the Savior has for each and all of us. It is a love which is full of mercy, patience, grace, equity, long-suffering, and, above all, forgiving.
“The evil influence of Satan would destroy any hope we have in overcoming our mistakes. He would have us feel that we are lost and that there is no hope. In contrast, Jesus reaches down to us to lift us up. Through our repentance and the gift of the Atonement, we can prepare to be worthy to stand in His presence” (in Conference Report, Oct. 2001, 22; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 20).
It was cool this week in Book of Mormon Class. Elder Clarke made a cool comment on a verse that said "extending his arm", "his" meaning Christ. He said He is not just letting it dangle or letting it just be there. The Savior is reaching down. He said often times, Jesus Christ puts in more effort than we do when trying to bring us back. It's so true. He wants us back more anything. Whether we have just stepped one step farther away or we have gone farther, He wants us back. He will never give up and won't stop fighting for our return into His love and presence. I know that to be true! ️
Love ya peeps! I'll send some pictures maybe next week! Meantime, I want to play! Haha. Have a good week!
Let Him shine through you!