Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Mothers Day and told your Mom how much you love her and are grateful for her!! I love you all and I thank you again Mom for all that you have done for me and taught me :)
Well this week we have been teaching the niece of an active family, who was baptized when she was 8 but hasn't been active since, and now she is 16. We saw her at church this week and she has been reading the Book of Mormon every day and it's neat to see the change in her.
We did service at a Less Active's house, she has a big garden with lots of work to do. We helped her thin her monkey grass and it was pretty intense work in the hot sun with lots of shoveling. But it was great! And she made us a great lunch after and was very grateful. Service softens hearts!!!!!!
We had Zone Meeting on Friday which is always great, we had a training on revelation through prayer and how important it is to help people have a desire to pray and receive answers from Heavenly Father. 

Sunday was Skype day!!! So good to talk to everyone!The kids look so grown up! I was so excited that Landon remembered me!!! We had dinner with the Bishop after, Skype. His son is in Chile on his mission, and they were all pretty excited to talk to him. We had a good talk with Bishop about how we can work with the ward and how we can help them do missionary work. How do you help people have a desire to share the gospel with their friends and family?I think a lot of people here are just so wealthy and well off, they probably go to a church and probably read the scriptures and pray everyday.. what else to they need? What are they missing? But it's not that they are missing anything but that they don't have every blessing they could. It's hard to describe someone who has the gospel in their life that they don't have the fullness... 

We had so much chocolate yesterday. The Bishopric brought chocolates for all of the women at church, and the Stake President's wife brought donuts and more chocolate for all of the relief society.. and we had an Oreo cream pie after dinner..sugared out. Tonight we have dinner with the Stake President! I can't even describe how nice his house is to you. It's amazing. The people here are very wealthy. It's intimidating sometimes. All of my clothes are from the DI....

We have a Mission Conference with President tomorrow... he hasn't really told us what it's about but wants to train us on something. So we will see. And Zone Activity today! Woot! Love being able to have fun with other missionaries. 

I know that the Book of Mormon is true! Keep reading it! How can anyone who had read it deny that it is from Heavenly Father, and NOT just made up from someone's head! If more people would just read it they would be able to understand that.

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