Monday, August 17, 2015

Exhausting Week...

This week was just so exhausting, by Sunday night my companion and I were just all out of energy! But it was such a good week and we had a lot of success!

3 new families!
This week we found 3 new families to teach, at the end of this week we had 17 new investigators, mostly because we found these 3 families and they all were big families, with like 7 to 10 kids in each! It was crazy and such a blessing to be able to find them. 

They are all really humble families, but also strongly planted in their religion, so it is going to be a process with them and take some time, but I know that we can do it and I know that the Lord will soften and open their hearts! I am so excited for this week to start teaching them and seeing them progress in the gospel.

Of the 3 families, all of the kids in each family are so open and love it when we come over, so I am hoping that through the kids we can get to the parents and get them to open up their hearts as well. And I know that with the help of the Lord and the spirit we can do anytyhing! Nothing is impossible!

Emergency changes
ya se fue la negrita :( ...

so Friday we went to the temple and afterwards we had a conference with Pte. Smith and after the conference he told us that Hna. Feliz would have changes and would need to leave that night for her new area... It was so sad.. and just as we were getting used to being in a trio, like how to teach. The house seems so empty now... so sad. We had only been together for 10 days but it had just gotten to be so normal to be in a trio.

The reason that she had changes was that another hermana, who has only been out on her mission a month, had to go home because she had broken her foot, poor girl. So her companion needed a new companion, and since we were in a trio, she had to go... it kind of sucked, but that is mission life.

So now I am trying to readjust to being back to just two, and it is way different.. ni modo

So this week wasnt to eventful but I thought that I would share a quote that i found and really liked:

"Sometimes we become the lightning rod, and we must "take the heat" for holding fast to God´s standards and doing His work. I testify that we need not be afraid if we are grounded in His doctrine. We may experience misunderstanding, criticism, and even false accusation, but we are never alone. Our Savior was "despised and rejected of men" (Isaiah 53:3). It is our sacred privilege to stand with Him!" -Robert D. Hales

I absolutely loved this quote! We should never think that this life should be easy, because it was never easy for the Lord. We need trials and experiences, salvation and eternal life are not cheap experiences and NEVER have or will be. We have to learn and grow, and to do so sometimes we have to take a little bit of heat and stand up for what we believe, to be defenders of the truth. And just think, that when are made fun of or ridiculed, that we are standing shoulder to shoulder with the best life this world has ever known! That we are standing with Christ! And that during these times we will be able to draw closer to our Lord and Savior, and for just a moment or two be able to understand a little bit of what He went through for us! And what a blessing that is!

I hope and pray that we will always be disciples of Christ, defenders of the truth, that no matter what we are going through that we will let our light shine, so that others may look to our examples and glorify Christ! What a blessing it is to be the sons and daughters of the King of Kings! I hope that we never forget this! And that everyday we can use the enabling power of the atonement to better and improve ourselves. And know and remember that Christ is always right by our side!

I love you all so much and am so thankful that you have all been right here with me during this entire time that I have been out here serving the Lord!

Les quiero mucho!

Hermana Loo

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