SISTER TRAINER LEADER
Hola Familia y Amigos,
HAPPY LATE HALLOWEEN!! I hope you all had just an amazing halloween full of many treats and few tricks! haha
This last week we just had a blast here in my area. Hna Rhoton and I were together for intercambios this past week and we just had a night and day full of adventures! haha first, we got to the house and noticed that Hna Bohorquez had forgotten to give me the keys.. so we rang the door bell, no answer.. waited, rang again.. no answer.. haha so we ended up going to the back and knocking on the door where the people live behind the house but share the same wall. ok, so know we are outside the door oh the kitchen and find out that that door is locked too.. well when all else fails, the window is always a great option. So we sneak in the house through the winder and as we are upstairs getting ready for bed.. I see the biggest spider of my life!!!! hahah ok maybe just the biggest spider I've ever seen in a house.. so that started the wonderful adventure.. haha we got some great videos that I'll just have to show when I get home because they're two large to send.. haha but we sure did have a blast together Hna Rhoton and I. She has such a loving powerful testimony that she shared with some great people we have in our area. It's always so fun to get to know all these sisters better and feel the power and love they bring to the mission :)
So this pàst week was also temple week!!! Woohoo! Wow, can I just say that I sure did feel a powerful spirit there. I will never be able to deny the amazing power one can feel in the temple by actually listening to the sweet spirit there. He's always there and he will always speak to us if we are tuned in.
So apart from the all the exciting things that happened this week. I was also able to get some great spiritual studying in. I am now in Ether and I have absolutely loved reading about the brother of Jared and the great faith that he had and exercized with such surety. But when I got to chapter 4, I really liked verse 11 where it talks about how we actually need to believe first BEFORE the Lord will manifest the truth unto us to help us KNOW. A lot of times, we think that we can simply ask the lord for answers and miraculously we will receive answers.. Well, if we don't first, believe that he will answer or even believe in what we learn, he will not be able to send his spirit to us to help manifest that it is true. Many may have left the church or even stopped believing that God exists because they haven't received answers or they haven't been able to gain a true testimony of the church. But I just want to say to each and every person in this situation that it would be very very wise to stop and take a minute to really ponder about the things that have happened in your life. Stop and think about how the Lord has blessed you in your life. Try to just imagine that you have a Heavenly Father who is anxiously waiting for you to obey his commandments so that you can return to him again some day. Life is the way it is because we have a Heavenly Father who has created a just plan. If life weren't hard, God wouldn't be God. All I can say is that God has a greater mind than us and there really are just some things we will never understand while we are imperfect here on earth.
As you ponder these things... try to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. But do it with an open heart and an open mind. There is no way we can believe something new or something different if we first judge it for what we already think or have learned perhaps from other worldly sources. There is also no way we can KNOW and have a form manifestation of the spirit if we don't first believe. I just want to invite each and every one of you to open your hearts and your minds, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and then ask God if the gospel is true. He WILL answer you and you WILL know if these things are true.
I testify that the church is true and the Lord hears and answers our prayers. I know that he loves each and every one of his children with an infinite love that we may not be able to comprehend. I am so thankful for the amazing opportunity to be here on my mission and to have been able to help or just show love for the people here in Bolivia. I know that the Lord loves each and every one of us and he is directing His church here on earth. I tesify these things to you all in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Thank you everyone for everything! I love you all so very much and I hope you all have an amazing week this week!!
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