Our area is AMAZING! I love this place! There is so much work and so many prepared people here! We've only been here a week and we already have back to back appointments almost every day!
One of my favorite moments from this week was with our recent convert, Carmelo. He invited a friend from work to come to basketball on Tuesday night. Carmelo walked over to me and was like, "Hey, do you see that guy over there, he's my friend, and he's not a member." So I said, "Well, invite him to come to church this week!" Hermana Johnson and I then had to leave so we didn't get a chance to talk to the friend he invited. Fast forward to Sunday. Carmelo gets up during the middle of Sacrament Meeting and walks out. A few minutes later, he walks in with his
Hermana Johnson! She is a fireball! She has so much energy and is almost continually asking, "What's next? What's next?" She has so much love for this work and is already a great missionary! I am so excited to keep working with her! Words just explode out of her mouth and whether or not her Spanish is perfect, she brings an exciting and powerful spirit. People literally fall in love with her everywhere we go because of who she is and how hard she works. It's been a riot this week and I can't wait to see what miracles we see as we continue to work obediently and with energy!
My testimony has grown about the importance of understanding our personal callings and tasks. I read a talk by President Monson from way back before he was President Monson that talks about patriarchal blessings (Liahona of Light: Your Patriarchal Blessing...or something like that!). It talked about how our blessings identify four important things: 1) our personal purpose and mission, 2) promised blessings, 3) warnings and cautions, and 4) admonitions. It was neat to read my blessing after that and think about what my purpose is, and how I can work to magnify it. I know that we each have responsibilities and callings here on earth. I know that the Lord does not leave us alone to magnify them. I know that with His help, we can do all things. I love Luke 22:31-32 when the Savior tells Peter that He has prayed that Peter's faith fail him not. I know that when we put our faith in the Lord, He will not fail us. We will not fail. God wants us to succeed. And He has shown us the way to success.
I love this work so much! :)
Have a happy week!