So 'tis the end of the uber long 7 week transfer. Well...not too long but that extra week deals me in. haha a lot of exciting things are coming about.
I was able to feel Heavenly Father's love this weekend a lot! We had a baptism for Jodi and Bailey will be baptized this weekend. Jodi asked me to perform the baptism and I felt really honored. She's such a strong woman and has changed her life around completely. We are also teaching a LA YSA named Latisha. She's going through a lot and I felt I could really relate to her. She definitely needs everything she can get to feel the spirit. Every lesson we have with her is super strong. It is helping me be more grateful for the atonement and what it can do in the lives of those that have fallen so low. Miracle of the week! We were on finding mode for the last week of the month. We had one to go and we prayed and prayed and Heavenly Father gave him to us Sunday at church :D 10 year old Hagan went to church with his LA dad that is trying to get back into the church. The bishop helped us out on the lesson and we are seeing him again tonight. He is super smart!! He's never been to church but he knows who he is to Heavenly Father and who Jesus Christ is and his life. He'll be baptized by the end of the month as we meet with him 3 times a week. We are doing a lot of recovery efforts for his dad and a lot of people in our stake. We met with Aldo again in Loa and found 2 boys, Matt and Joe, who have been assisting scouts. They said they'd like to go to church so we will be back to teach later this week. We will try to set up skype lessons though since it's uber far. We saw the Welch family and gave Ashley, Range, and Dailynn a date for March. They are uber prepared just been a little spotty with their church attendance. We pushed the Delgado's back to the 21st of February because they've been up north the past weeks and not been at church. The Bagays are still going for the 14th of Feb but it's getting a little tough to meet with them. Silva family is slowly progressing but still working with Elder Deyhli for S. Silva's divorce. Gage, Bayley's little brother is on date for the 21st of Feb and is super solid! Going to all 3 meetings and doing his reading. He actually helped with our priesthood lesson yesterday which was awesome!
Quotes for the week!
"Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behavior - forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying their heart"
"You don't realize how strong you are until being strong is all you have left"
1 Nephi 18:20
"And there was nothing save it were the power of God, which threatened them with destruction, could soften their hearts"
Heavenly Father is in all things - Afflictions are blessings - tribulations are lessons. Sometimes it takes the divine intervention of a threat to place us back on the path He needs us on.
I love and miss you all!