So some stories from this week.
We have an investigator named keyla... she's 17 yyears old and we've been teaching her for about a week. For one of our lessons I was in charge of teaching about how the gospel blesses families, joseph smith became a prophet, and the apsotasy. this was alot for me and i was really nervous but i wrote out all that i was going to say and then when i got in there i remembered all of it!!! it was like 8-10 sentences of correct grammar and everything! wooooO!!! i even was able to add some more things in there. total miracle and blessing. the spirit was so strong. then at the end of that lesson, i had been memorizing the invitation to be baptized and sorella reber and i had talked about asking her at the end.. so when we were almost done i asked her and she said yes!!!!!! WOWOWOW!! she's not even a real investigator and sorella and i were so happy!!! imagine what it will be like when they are real people. ahh amazing.
We heard a cool quote this week from elder bednar.. it went something like this " you have been called to serve in the language that you can best testify in." haha i was like oh boy... okay. idk it gave me some confidence to know that.
We do this thing on sunday where before relief society we watch this broadcast from the mo tab thats like a message and then just 30 minutes of singing which is awesome because by the time sunday comes i feel so music deprived i just wanna scream. So anyways Kennedy family will appreciate this because i sure as heck did. the whole message was on how introverts are important to the work of the church!!! HOLLLLAAAAAA. Literally they spent 10 minutes talking about how introverts have important things to offer and even though they may not meet a million people and talk to hundreds they work deeply and steadly person by person and they are critical to this work. WOOOOOO.
I gotta go on a testimony rant real quick. Since I've been here the importance of the book of mormon has blown my mind. THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE. When you sit down and pray and then read the scriptures.. you WILL find answers to the questions of you're heart. The scriptures are written for each of us. You find comfort, love, inspiration, guidance, and peace when you read the words of the prophets. It is such a blessing. If you are alone or scared or need to remember that someone loves you or that we are a gospel of christ read the book of mormon. You're questions will be answered and you're hearts will be full of peace.
Something else i've really felt this week is the honor and blessing it is to be a missionary. It really and truly is a privilege. I look at myself, this small, young, insignificant person in the world, and the lord has entrusted me with his most important work. We have the opportunity to be like unto christ, to be doing what he would be doing on this earth right now if he was here, teaching, loving, and serving. What a honor. We heard this cool thing from Elder Holland about work of missionaries and it just made it feel like we have such a beautiful opprotunity to share an experience with christ. we get to bring people unto our father in heaven, make them feel loved, help them realize they can be forgiven and free of guilt and pain. So amazing!!!!!
last story.. this was pretty freaking cool. So we were talking again to our investigator Keyla. We were talking about repentence because she said she had cheated on a test this week and felt bad about it. So i kept feeling the whole time sister reber was going off in italian that i needed to talk about how repentence is a two step process... both repenting to god and repenting to the people we've wronged. so i quickly looked up in our magic book of vocab how to say this one thing and then i started talking and i can't even tell you what exactly i said but she understood all of it and you could see in her face and feel in the room that that was the last piece of the puzzle she needed. she responded and understood everything i said. then when we finished sister reber said she didn't even understand anything i said!!! whoa. the language of the spirit was working hard. it is crazy how much can be communicated just through the holy ghost. pretty amazing.
Side note: I run 2 miles every day!!!!! how crazy is that. i actually love it tho because we literally sit for 9 hours a day and then we can't listen to music when we work out so the least boring thing to do is run,.
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