Wow okay this week was crazy!!!! Here’s a little rundown…
Emergency Cambios!! – On Monday at about 4 we got a call from President that we needed to be in the office the next day so my companion could catch her flight home!!! Apparently her condition was more serious than they had thought and she had to leave right away! It was crazy having to get everything together, but even more so was that I would recieve my new companion that very same day!!! My new companion is Hermana Haupt! She is from San Diego and she has just finished her first transfer in the mission, which means… that’s right… I’m Training again!!!! wooo hoo! She is so awesome and I forgot how fun it is to speak in English! Hahah She is so prepared to serve the Lord and her spanish is so good for only having a month and a half in the mission field!!!
Meeting with Elder Waddell!! – This past week we also had the chance to listen to one of the Area Seventies speak to us! President Douglas chose me to direct the music for the meeting so that was fun, and I totally tried to personify the “Cindy Hansen Chorister” look…. haha . It was such a great meeting which focused on our purpose as missionaries…. To Create Eternal Families!!! Everything we do as missionaries- Baptize, Rescue, Contact,Finding People to teach, Everything, is so that we can help families live together forever!
Prepared People!- Right now we are teaching this 18 year old mecanic named Jordan. Wow! He is so prepared it is insane! We found him because his Aunts and Uncles are members of the Church in a little city about an hour away from Imperial! As we began teaching him a few weeks ago,
it became more and more apparent to how prepared he was to hear the restored gospel! After teaching about the Plan of Salvation we invited Jordan to give the Closing Prayer…. now I love it when our investigators pray in lessons because 1. They start to exercise their faith in Christ 2.They Begin to really feel that God is their Heavenly Father and 3. We as missionaries get to hear what they are really thinking and what they really want to know….. And wow. As we stood outside of his mecanic shop… listening to the cars drive past, Jordan gave one of the most wonderful prayers I’d ever heard. He pleaded with his father in heaven that his family could someday live together forever, and that he could know that these things were true. In this moment I felt the spirit so strongly and began to think of how amazing it is that we can live with our families forever! That thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, this life is not the end and we can find true happiness here on earth and later on in the Kingdom of Heaven if we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Magda- This past week we visited a less active who we had heard was passing for some difficulties. As we saw her hobbling to the door, we realized that she needed more help than we had known. Magda, is about 70 and lives alone in a little one room apartment. She weighs about 80 pounds and is so sick and malnourished that she is unable to talk or even walk with ease. As we talked with her we realized that she hadnt eaten in a few days and didn’t have sufficent to eat. After sharing a short scripture with her, we went back to our house and brought her all food that we could, so that she could have something to eat for the next week! She was so grateful and began to cry, telling me how grateful she was for us and the love she had felt that day! As I held her limp hand and testified of God’s love for her, I truly began to feel how much God Cared and Loved her! It’s so heart wrenching to see how so many struggle in the things that we are just so used to …. like eating whenever we want. It really helped me to see how blessed I am and how important it is to do all we can to help and serve!!
Love you all and Love this work!!!
Have a great week!!!