Sunday, May 21, 2017

Family Matters Most

WOW, what a week it has been!! I have really had a great week with seeing the family! and having the chance to go to the temple today! 

This week has been a very unique week in my mission. To begin, last Thursday, we had a lesson planned with an investigator that Elder Vargas was teaching with his companion. She changed schools, changed schedules, so it was impossible to find her when she was in her house. A week back, we finally encountered her mom and planned a lesson for a week in advance. 

When we got there, their family was so nice, and asked us all sorts of questions about our mission because they had never talked to missionaries ever (never happens in Santiago). They just loved us! We were able to share our message with them, and it was very spiritual. As we left, their grandmother came in and wanted for us to go by her house too!! We were just pure money!!! haha. WE will be passing by them this week! 

We also had a very spiritual message with an investigator by the name of Nancy. She has been talking to the missionaries now for 2 years, and really cares for us! She lives out in the woods so we have to bike around the mountain! We talked about baptism and really had the spirit working on her. We were able to help her with her doubts and get her to come to church for this Sunday. Today we went to the temple, which was a very spiritual experience always! Love the peace and spirit I feel there!

This week, we had a zone conference on the Holy Ghost, and how we as missionaries can best utilize it and bring it to the people we teach! It was a really good conference. 

This week I have been pondering on the importance of the family! and why we have them. I am eternally grateful for the family that I have, and for all that they have done for me! The skype was great this past Sunday and the opportunity to talk with them lifted me! It is a reminder to me of the eternal family that we have. After 5 months, I was anxious and so excited to talk with them! Imagine ourselves with our loving Heavenly Father. After a lifetime, and then returning to His presence will be something amazing for us., The opportunity to return to Him will be absolutely worth all the difficulties that we pass through. Returning to our Father is the purpose of why we are here. Keep that in mind!

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