Monday, December 5, 2016

Transfers before the Holidays

How is everyone doing???

We have transfers tomorrow, and I am going to have a new companion!! Changes are always good, but I am sad to see my comp leave to another area. We are sad that we are not going to be together for Christmas, but the good thing is, is t hat we can see each other every month!
I think that I am going to end my mission in Bosques. I really love this ward. I have made a lot of friends here and the people are great. This week was the ward christmas party and we brought lots of investigadors!!!

Maddi and her soon to be transferred companion

We have NEW INVESTIGADORS!!! Really, it makes me so happy when we find the ones who have been searching for the peace of The Gospel in their lives. 

Also, we have a couple that have been investigating the church for about 3 months, and they are going to get married this Saturday to be able to be baptized the 17th!! We are very happy for them and because they are super converted. We also this week had a great week.  I am trying my best. It has been amazing here, and I love it a lot. There are great people and I am happy to be a missionary!!

We will be getting our new Mission President in two weeks.  He is from Mexico!! His name is President Urrea. He is from Monterrey and is young, I think. They say that he is bishop there and is leaving his own company to come out!! Big sacrifice!!

            Quick note – each week we pick a chapter or section from the scriptures with Madison and read that same chapter each day for 7 seven days.  It is       a fun way to connect and see what stands out.  This past week we read    Section 93 in the D&C.

From Section 93 this week, one of my favorite parts is in verse 45:

Verily, I say unto my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., or in other words, I will call you friends, for you are my friends, and ye shall have an inheritance with me—

I love that he calls us his friends. HIS friends. What a great honor!! I cannot believe that really we can qualify for such an intimate title. It made me think of a talk from the Oct conference that talks about the same thing... it is called
'Am I good enough, Will I make it???  Elder Holland

Not sure what this is, but it is funny to see her
wardrobe evolve the longer she is in Mexico
In this talk it talks about the great questions that I think all flies ttrhough all of our minds,  how sometimes we feel like our best efforts sometimes are not going to be good enough to get to the highest kingdom. And it is true!! We cannot do it alone. It says that we must recognize our weaknesses, and when we do so, we permit ourselves to draw nearer unto Him. And through His grace, we will make the goal!! I think that it is such a comforting thought that He sees us as friends. He loves us and is rooting for us to make it back to him. I sometimes think that the plan is hard or that I am not giving enough, but as I read that verse each day, I think that I understood more that He just asks us to keep on trying. To repent, and He, as our Friend will support us!

Also, I love in 2 Ne 32:4:

4 Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.

It is a verse we missionaries call a “plancha”. It speaks strong. I have taken it to heart a lot in the mission. If I do not understand something, I gotta ask for the understanding and comprehension....if I don’t ask or look, of course we are not going to find!

It is so great to share such an incredible message!!

Have a great week!!

Zone Conference - the shirts have their names and the Spanish phrase:
"Adelante Sin Miedo" - Go Ahead Without Fear - google translate :-)