El bautismo de Arecela!
Welllll... .. the news is. . . I did get quite the surprise yesterday! I will not only be changing areas,but changing companions as well. I am currently writing to you in my new area of Santa Elena, Peten! It's about 2 hours from Poptun, and here, yes, it is VERY hot. My new companion, Hermana Faught. She will be coming tomorrow really late from Coban. So, tomorrow I will be with another sister who is waiting for her companion from Coban. Hermana Faught is my first gringa companion so it will be different! I hope my Spanish still progresses! Haha. But we will be cleaning the area here, AGAIN. Holy hanna, every area I have gone to I have cleaned, but It's fun! I have heard only good things about my branch, the members, the area and my new companion. I am very excited for the new adventures and miracles that God has prepared for me this change!
So this week Hna. Guerrero and I were in a lesson teaching the restoration when all of a sudden, I finished my part and looked at her to finish. Her eyes got all big and she just tipped right on over onto the floor. Her skirt fell all up to her head and she was dying laughing. I almost started crying, I was laughing so hard. It was probably good cuz' I think the investigators were falling asleep and we all had a pretty good laugh. I don't really know how it happened but she just kind of tipped over annnnnnd... it was funny.
So I am LOVING my scripture study lately! I finished the Book of Mormon in Spanish last week (woot woot woot). I am starting over again and trying to study it in a different way. This time I am really searching deep and reading every single reference with every verse! It seriously is the best thing ever! It takes forever, and after one whole week I have only gotten to the second chapter in 1st Nephi, but I am learning a lot about Lehi and how perfect the plan of God is. Also more than ever, the amazing example of Nephi. I love that guy. I can't wait to meet him in heaven.
Alsooooo this week I got to the atonement and crucifixion in Jesus the Christ. It seriously breaks my heart! But all I can think of the describe my feelings is the hymn 'I stand all Amazed.' That hymn describes so perfectly how I feel for my Savior. I seriously can't even comprehend the LOVE he has for us. I'm so grateful for my knowledge of Him and what he did for me.
My favorite experience in sharing the gospel is to see people change their lives. Last night we visited a recent convert. Before in his life, he drank a lot and his life was really twisted and dark. It was SO fun to come and visit him! He was waiting for us, reading the Liahona. He already had out his Hymn book and his little notebook where he takes notes during lessons. We had a fast for him yesterday that he can keep being sober and say faithful in the gospel. He just told us how he felt so much peace to know he could repent and take the sacrament and sometimes he feels tempted or frustrated or sad. But then he prays and feels so much love from our Heavenly Father. I love to see how this gospel really does change lives!
Truth. . a new truth I've learned. . . So this week I was studying about the atonement under the Plan of Salvation section of Preach My Gospel. What I focused on is the perfect balance that we have between Justice and Mercy because of the atonement. The atonement is so central in the plan because without it, we would all be so lost! We couldn't accomplish anything in this life!
Well I love you all and hope you all enjoyed your superbowl sunday! Also happy happy birthday to my lovely sister Mckenzie. You are already one quarter of a century old.... So proud of you.
|Adios mi companera. . . .|
All of us missionaries from Rama Poptun!