Monday, October 6, 2014

Family is the best...let's appreciate them while we have them. (8/25/14)

So this week was the first week in he all new spanish zone! Wut, wut. Super exciting. We had our district meetings wednesday and thursday which is super nice because we could go to both. In one of them E. Becerra had a super cool idea to make our own "standard of liberty". You will see some pictures in the collages I made. You will also see pictures of the box I got from my family :) Andrea loves to draw pictures and the mission office loves it! haha since I live down the street from it they just call me when I get a package. They all love looking at the pictures haha
On the next one you will see the baptism! Angelo made it to the baptismal waters! :DDD He was the most prepared of anyone i've taught on my mish. He was just so humble and ready to accept heavenly Father's answers. He went and bought a cristus the day before :D So we had to have the baptism at 8am on sunday because of some of his guests' availability. We were at the chapel at 530 to start filling up the font and making preparations. It was a long day but totally worth it!!

Heber told us he wouldn't be ready for the 30th :( we were super sad but then he told us he has beenslacking on reading and praying. Well no wonder he didn't feel ready. We committed him o the 27th of September and he said that was the day he'd be ready for sure. We also committed him to meet with us every day. That's what we did with Angelo and his progression was just phenomenal. We are super excited for him! :D

This week has been a real "spring/summer cleaning" both in our apartment and in our daily tasks. We felt a need to be more organized and ready for the day. Our apartment was rearranged and tidied up and our schedule was filled with effective finding and teaching opportunities. We noticed an increase in time spent and a decrease on time wasted. We only serve one mission, and we only live one life. Lets make sure each day is filled with things that will help us be better prepared to one day meet our eternal judge. Sister Peterson(mum) shared in her email today that she too was also working on tidying up the house and made sure everyone was involved. It was great to hear of the bonding experience it was as well for the family. I'm sure we can all have these same experiences. I think back before the mish on the times my mum would urge us all to collaborate in a clean-up and how fun it was though we argued and grunted at times. Family is the best...let's appreciate them while we have them. 

I love you all. I love my mission. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. 

'Til next week! :D

12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
 13 And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christiansremain to possess the land—
 14 For thus were all the true believers of Christ, who belonged to the church of God, called by those who did not belong to the church.