Oh, and Happy Father's day, Daddy! :)
This week was interesting and I don't have much time to write about it, but we had an incredible Zone Conference with Elder Grow of the Seventy and he totally inspired me with...ah time goes so fast! With lots of things! It was a really neat conference. I guess the part I loved most was when he talked about setting goals with vision. We often plan for the transfer and what WE are going to do while WE are here. If we are truly planning for
The same thing applies in our lives. We need to create a vision for ourselves. But not just any old vision that we come up with, it needs to be the Lord's vision for us. We need to prayerfully strive to see ourselves in the Lord's eyes, and if we can capture even a small part of His vision, we can set specific goals to reach that vision. Think of what an amazing growing process that will be! Think of how much we can grow with the Savior as we do that!!
A cool miracle from this week. Luis Gomez. Father of cute Alexa that was baptized last week. We were in Sunday school and this man who used to be so against the church raised his hand and asked, in summary, "What is the priesthood and what do I need to do to get it?" SO COOL! I wonder how many missionaries from months and years past would have fallen out of their chairs to hear him say that, of all people. Just goes to show that we can truly never grasp the plentitud (spanglish) of God's plan and the mysterious ways He works in the lives of His children. Luis is now feeding us dinner on tomorrow and we're going to teach him :) YAY!
Missionary work is amazing in all of it's intricate little details. God's plan is perfect, and even though we make mistakes and have weaknesses, He gives us a second chance. I love Moroni 10:32-33. It exhorts us to come unto Christ and be perfected. We cannot fulfill God's perfect plan without the Savior's grace which is freely given. I am so grateful for His grace and even though I am far from perfect in so many ways, I know that His grace will be available as often as I, or anyone else, chooses to come unto Him. Eventually grace will lead to perfection, and perfection to exhalation. I love this Gospel and I know that it is true. Even I, with all my imperfections, big and little, can be made perfect through Christ. It's the best.