Transfer news! I'm staying in Camarillo with HERMANA BROWNIE BROWN! :) I'm very excited to be companions with Hermana Brown again! She has so much faith and love and passion. We will see many mighty miracles this next transfer!
Our area is progressing! I think we're starting to get a better elevator approach, with some solid progressing investigators, some other investigators, new, potentials, etc. We're moving forward and upward. One of my favorite miracles of this week was last night teaching a potential, Porfirio, in the rain. He's an inactive Jehovah's Witness. It was a very spiritually led lesson. I don't really know how to explain it. He wants to put his life in line with God, but he knows he has to change some things and that is difficult. He realizes that he needs to increase his faith. And it was neat because at the end of the lesson he said, "What you do as missionaries is so special because you come and add kindling and a little fire to the ashes of people's testimonies and faith. You are angels." It was really special. I think he will progress!We also got to work with the Salinas family and Isidro more. They really are a miracle family, progressing slowly, but surely. Through finding two less actives and helping them take steps to returning to the fold, we are now teaching a cute family. Over the last few weeks I have really seen their faith and desires grow. They are starting to get it and act. They are awesome!
My testimony this week. Oh my. Conference was amazing. One of my favorites was Elder Holland's talk about the Savior and Motherhood. It reminded me of so many of the righteous mothers I have met on my mission and many of the investigators who need to understand their identity and role as mothers better. But most of all, it reminded me of my mom. We watched his talk with the Salinas family after conference yesterday and I just had this little moment of revelation as we talked about it.
Almost every day when I was at BYU, I would go to an internship off campus on my bike. Because it was about a 15-20 minute bike ride, I would often call my mom to talk to her on my way there or back. Every time I called, she would answer and just listen to me as I told her about something exciting, embarrassing, or important that had happened that day. She would laugh with me, counsel me, and love me. Our Savior and our loving Heavenly Father are the same. We can call them every day, tell them about our struggles, our joys, and our hopes and dreams. They listen. They love us. They will counsel us through the promptings of the Holy Spirit which reach our hearts and minds. I am so grateful for a loving mother who exemplifies the love of our Savior and Father in Heaven. I know They live and love us. I love Them.
Have a good week!
P.s. Remember Hna Brown? :) haha BOOM KANANI!