Hope you had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It was so nice to be able to Skype and call family! That is one of my favorite Christmas gifts of all Family and Friends! Thank you so much for your love, support, and letters! They mean so much to me and I am so sorry if I am not always able to respond.
Acting in Faith for Eternal Families
This week is kind of a short letter but I just wanted to let you know that we had our first successful get down to business SACRIFICE talk with one of our members. We are trying to start a Spanish group here but we need all of our members to act in Faith and come to church! Even if that means finding another job if it doesn't allow for them to come!
So we talked to Hermana Torres about her goals for her family and what she needs to do to have an Eternal Family. And she told us that she doesn't even need to work on the weekends and will ask her boss if she can change her schedule. She said the closing prayer and even prayed to soften the heart of her boss. It was so sweet.
And then she proceeded to show us the farm in her backyard with 100 chickens that was hidden... I think that was a sign that we gained her trust? I guess we will see! :)
Please keep our members in your prayers as we talk to them. That is what we are planning to talk to all of our members this week about!
The Book Changes Lives
We were able to have dinner with them and give a short lesson. We did an object lesson with them about Repentance and Baptism and they absolutely loved it! It was amazing though because Amber is SO happy! She has a baptismal date for the 17th of January. We are so excited for her and after our object lesson she got even more excited!
Lori's daughter Amber has been investigating the church for a couple weeks now! In a previous blog post I wrote:
Heavenly Father definitely works in mysterious ways... Amber got sick and couldn't stop throwing up and so she said a prayer that if he helped her to stop throwing up that she would read the Book of Mormon AND go to her moms baptism. And guess what? She stopped throwing up... So she started reading the Book of Mormon and has loved it.
In the few days, her countenance has changed tremendously and she is so much happier. I'm telling you, the Book of Mormon changes lives! Before she didn't even believe in God. She was Pagan!
She told us that she is getting headaches from reading too much of the Book of Mormon. She struggles from depression and says that now whenever she feels sad she picks up the Book of Mormon and reads. It makes her happier and is like a better medicine! She is growing so much and Lori is so proud of her. She shares her testimony often and their house has such a great spirit about it! :)
Please keep our area in your prayers! We need miracles to happen here and people to act in Faith so that we can have a Spanish group here and the Spanish work can grow dramatically which I know it can! With the Lord all things are possible!
Con Muchisimo Amor,
|Making breakfast in my new apron and pajamas...|