Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Testimonies and love


What's up y’all?? It's weird writing again, because didn't I just write like yesterday? It sure seems like that! But it's almost Christmas! I am so excited! It doesn't even feel like it here though. We haven't gotten like any snow or anything like that. It's a little bit cold, but Christmas just isn't the same without snow, so we are hoping that some will come soon! But I am excited to see y’all! It should be fun!

So, not much super crazy happened this week! It was another week full of service and helping others and so there really isn't much better than that! With sharing the initiative video and doing service projects with people, we also love showing the video called “Lift”. It's a Mormon message and it is legendary (if you haven't seen it.. watch it now)! I promise that the little acts of service we do, do not go unseen. I love it! The pure love of Christ is shown through service! I saw that love this week in a member who decided that he wanted to help another member out, a kid that comes to church by himself dressed in old jeans and a smelly shirt. The other member recognizing the need for help goes and buys him two new suits, ties, belts, white shirts, shoes and everything he needs to look like a stellar missionary. He is going to be able to bless the sacrament in his new suit! :) Your acts of service do not go unseen!

So, some good news and some sad news... I guess I'll start with the sad news. So we found out that Noemi has to work on the day that she was going to get baptized. :( and she can't really take off work because they only actually give her work one day a week and she has to sustain her and her 2 boys, so she is going to be baptized in January for sure. I hope I get to stay for that! Transfers will be two days after Christmas! I really hope I get to stay with Elder Frei for another one! But the good news is that Nerio is super stoked for his baptism this weekend! It's been such a good experience with him and I love him beyond measure! Given that we only met him a little while ago, we are trying to cram in all the things we have to teach him before he gets baptized. Meeting with him every day has been a blast! Please, please pray for Nerio!

Like a week ago we get a call from the mission office saying that they need our help. Supposedly, there was someone in Peru that wanted to get baptized, but she was under age and so she had to get written permission from her mom. But her mom lives in New Rochelle. So the mission president in Peru contacted our mission telling us that we needed to go over to see this lady and tell her what we are all about. The only thing they really told us was that she probably wouldn't sign and that she is really mean. So we were stoked to see her! :), those people are our specialty ;) Anyway, we couldn't get in contact her for like a week, and then the day before the Baptism we stopped by and she was home. She really wasn't too nice, haha! We talked with her and started to teach her the restoration and she just wasn't having it, fighting us on every little thing. But as my companion bore strong testimony of the gospel and the church, knowing that her daughter was making the right choice, after strong testimony her heart softened. She didn't sign the paper, she said she wanted to pray more about it and actually consider it, but she invited us back every week until she feels like she is ready to sign. Testimony really does open up the hearts of others. It makes hard hearts soft, and mean people less mean, haha! I love my companion and his testimony! He rocks!

I love you all! Can't wait to see you on Christmas! 

Ps. Sorry we didn't take any pics this week.

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