HELLO My Beautiful Peopleeee!! :)
How lovely and amazing was this week?! :) Unfortunately I won't have pictures. The computer I'm using is not working well, so I may have to send them next week. But, I hope I can share just a few of my thoughts well enough that you can imagine and picture it for yourself!! Haha!
This week we had some awesome experiences...
1) We had our activity in the plaza and it was AWESOME!
So, our activity in the plaza... basically we made this big mail box and put it in the middle of the plaza and we had a big sign next to it that said, "if Jesus Christ was here, what would you tell him? What would you ask him?" and we had a bunch of little papers so that they could write it all down and "Send their message to Christ". After they had written their message to Christ, we talked with them for a few moments about Easter. And being Easter and the "Semana Santa" everyone is thinking about Christ, everyone here is paying much more attention to what He did for us, o sea, that he died for us. But almost everyone seems to overlook the fact that He was resurrected... that HE LIVES :) And because He lives, He too has a message for us!! :) So, then we asked if we could come during the week to share this beautiful message with them - this message from Chirst!! :) It was really special getting to talk with all sorts of strangers about something that applies so personally to each and every one of us!
Making the Mailbox
Talking to the People and Collecting the Messages
2) I got to go to the Temple with Antonia (I call her Mama Paraguaya)! :)
Moma Paraguaya went to the temple for the first time!!! :) And I got to be her acompañante! (escort)! She is a lovely 65 year old lady who was baptized about 8 years ago. She spent a while as a menos activa but only because she can't walk long distances and she didn't have a way to get to church. About 3 months ago we decided to start visiting and teaching her - and as we did, her hunger to learn and progress just grew so much. We later found out that she hadn't been to the temple yet and that was her dream... so, we prepared her :) and this last Friday her dream finally became a reality!! :) The whole time we were there she kept leaning over to me telling me she felt like she was flying and asking me if I was feeling that beating and fluttering in my heart too... and Yes, I did feel it! :) It was so sweet!
3) GENERAL CONFERENCE!! I was able to enjoy it with 2 of our amazingggg investigators:) One of them is getting baptized this coming week - I'll tell you all about him next Monday! :)
So, if you didn't see General Conference, you should!! It's not too late... it can be viewed on lds.org or click on the following link ( LDS General Conference - Click Here To Watch, Listen, Print or Download Talks or Sessions ) And if you saw it, and if you didn't leave conference wanting an Eternal Marriage and with a stronger testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, feeling better prepared to follow Him... you need to go back and watch it again!! I don't even know where to start with conference. I could talk about every talk and every theme FOREVER, but since we don't have forever, let me just share that Wow, never, ever, in my life have I fully been able to comprehend the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ... but with lots of study and prayer, and after General Conference, although I may still have a lot to learn, it really hit me... Without His Atonement, we would be in a fallen state forever, without any opportunity to be able to return and live with our Heavenly Father. We would be trapped by the bands of death, without hope and without purpose... BUT because Christ came and because He CHOSE to come and become our Savior and our mediator with the Father, we have the opportunity to go back.... We will be resurrected, we will have eternal life, and we can live with our Heavenly Father and with our families that He has blessed us with here in this life - FOREVER!!... what a message, what a gift!! :) So full of LOVE, so full of HOPE, and I am so forever GRATEFUL!! :)
4) Thank you for all of your Easter letters and the package from my lovely Morris Family!! SHOUT OUT TO YOU GUYS!! Joe, Sandy, Kylan, Colton & Justin, you guys are the best! Thank you for the love!! :) And a big shout out of gratitude for all the love I received these last few weeks from my Family, Ruth Davis, Abu, Tia, and Aunt Fer... I LOVE YOU ALL!! :)
5) Cambios are cominggggg up... TOMORROW! I thought we just had changes, feels like yesterday!! Haha!!
YOU GUYS ARE SO LOVED!! :)
Have an amazing week! :)
Hatsa Lunes!! (until Monday!)!