Wow. This week went by so fast! We have seen so many miracles and blessings in just the last few days it's almost a little overwhelming. So on Thursday, Gloria and Indalecio passed their interviews and then on Saturday they got baptized! Friday night we talked to a member who wanted to bring her nonmember friend to some Spanish church activities over the weekend. Sunday, we had a FHE based on Because He Lives and we had a ton of investigators there! Which was awesome. Including the member's friend. And she LOVED it. Later that evening, we got a call from a former investigator we worked with a lot when we first got here and he told us he wants to get baptized and start learning again, so we're meeting with him on Thursday. And, we don't want to forget that our cute children investigators said the prayers in Sacrament meeting, and one of them bore her testimony. You
Hermana Johnson is amazing. She has a no-quit and never discouraged attitude. She has learned so much in the last two months. It blows my mind. This week I really noticed how she has become more persistent and bold. She is losing a lot of the initial "fears" of missionary work and is so much more invested now. She is a missionary, through and through. She's awesome :)
My testimony this week is about successes. I realized this week that it is the little meaningful moments and small successes that have truly changed me throughout my mission. For example, Indalecio has Alzheimer's. So before his interview on Thursday, we pulled him aside to pray with him and sing to bring the spirit, trusting that the spirit would bring the things we have taught to his remembrance. As we sang, "Soy un Hijo de Dios" to him, he began to sing along, even though he didn't have a book and can't remember many things. He sang along. It was such a tender moment and a testimony to me that in our time working with him, he has truly come to know that he is a son of God. That means so much to me. It's those little meaningful moments of success that make me so happy.
And then, we can't help but reflect on the greatest success. The success of our Savior, Jesus Christ, as He lived a sinless life, though tempted at every corner; as He suffered for our sins and overcame death, though rejected and hated at each side. I am so grateful for the success of Jesus Christ. It makes all the difference because it makes all of these little successes possible.
This week, my dad sent me a spiritual thought that included this idea:
Christ took upon HIM our name. Are we willing to take upon ourselves HIS name? I imagine a very meaningful moment in the Garden of Gethsemane when the Savior of the world took upon HIM my name. Hermana Clark. Well, technically Alyssa Clark, I guess. More importantly, that moment means everything to me. I know that my Savior lives. I am grateful for the many meaningful moments He has blessed me with during this week.
Have a good week!