In Small and Simple Things
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I realized that today is exactly one year from the day that I will
board a plane to return to Los Estados Unidos. Wow 6 months
has flown by...I seriously feel like I still am just starting the
mission. These last 6 months have changed my life, changed
my heart, and changed my future. It is interesting to reflect on
the things that lead up to making the decision to serve a mission.
Because seriously the mission was never in ¨MY¨plan. Heavenly
Father Knew and Knows how much I need this experience.
Each day is a day to learn how much more I need to accept the
Atonement in my life. I love Chile, I love the mission.
Experiences of this week...
_presented an overview of health with the new missionaries
_today we traveled to ¨La Vega¨ which was super fun. My
companion loved it because she is from Peru and there was
tons of food (fruits and vegetables) that are from Peru there.
Seriously the food here is really cheap especially the produce..
tan tan rico.
-cool experience. So we were walking in the street and this
woman ran up to us and asked us if there was a drug rehabilitation
program with the church because her husband if struggling with an
addiction. We were able to talk to her about this and set up a time
to visit them. The lección con ellos was really powerful, and she
talked to us that when she was a girl she participated in the
¨mormon¨activities. It is cool to see how seeds are planted in
peoples lives to later open up doors to the Evangelio de Jesucristo.
-another cool experience. We were taking a taxi and almost always
we are able to share a good message or contact about the church
with the drivers. But this time was a lot different. When we arrived
to our destination he turned off his car and we were able to give
most of the 1st lección with him (The restoration). I love to see how
the Spirit touches the hearts of people and to see when people have
been prepared to accept the message into their lives.
-seriously I need to learn french...there are so many people from
Haiti here. The people from Haiti are the most loving, giving,
selfless people I have ever had the chance to know in my life.
It is really funny to talk with them. Because my spanish is not
perfect and they are learning spanish too...which leads to lots of
confusion at times. For example..yes I have a story to back this
statement up. We were teaching un hombre se llama, Djery. I asked
Djery what I could ask (pedir) in my prayer for him. He understood
my question as (perder) ...¨What am I going to lose if I pray to Dios?¨
He was very surprised by this and ended up giving my a power talk
about the importance of prayer and my relationship with Dios.
Lets just say my companion couldnt help but laugh.
This week I studied some about how Christ accepted the will
of the Father. In everything He accepted the will of Heavenly
Father. Before the mission I had a hard time to distinguish the
differences in the roles of Christ and Heavenly Father. I am
grateful for the ability to work on strengthening my relationship
and understanding with my Heavenly Father and also my
Salvador y Redentor Jesucristo.
They are very aware of our needs.
Prayers are conversations with our padre celestial.
We receive blessings each day
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