What a mind blowing week. We had some representatives from the Salt Lake missionary department come have a training with the leaders of the mission. They showed me how to be a missionary. Its sad that i finally figured it out and i have 2 months left to apply it. But im gonna work extra hard these last 2 months!
One thing they emphasized that i would like to share with yall is the importance of the Doctrine of Jesus Christ, which is Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the end. These 5 things should be everything we are, what we do, what we think, and what we share. It is essential to our Salvation. These 5 things are our steps to returning back to our Heavenly Father and these steps only exist because of our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the only person who makes this possible. If we dont see that big picture, the reason why we are here, then we need to find it. We have to KNOW our purpose and LIVE it. This is why we are here so it should be the center of or lives. Christ is everything and has provided is with the key to enter the Kingdom of God but we have to do our part to receive that key. A good question to ask yourself is,Does the Doctrine of Jesus Christ burn in my soul? Im so thankful to have had this training because it was a big eye opener to me and i see things so different now.
Just a little update on my progressing investigators:
Miguel Bustos – still has a baptismal date for the 2nd of Jan and he is doing so good! he is striving to live the word of wisdom and his testimony is just so amazing. Ive never taught someone with so much desire to be baptized and to change.
Edwin Benitez- He is doing awesome. Hes gonna need a little bit more time now that he is going to Addiction recovery program but he is still on track and working hard to be baptized.
Lauren Tijerina – She is all ready to be baptized she just wants to see one before she is baptized so hopefully she can see one in the mission this weekend.
Maria Escobar – Shes officially my Salvadorian abuela. She is just so excited to learn and wants to be baptized so bad. Thats all she mentions!
Heavenly Father has blessed us with some really prepared people. I cant wait to see them take their first step to their salvation. It makes it all worth it 🙂
I love you lots!!! please keep me updated on how yall are sharing the Gospel and the blessings your seeing!
Con mucho amor,
P.s. I know its hard sometimes to do whats right and to keep up with what Heavenly Father wants from us but this quote always helps me through it and im sure it will help yall. “Don’t give up. … Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. … It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come. – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
This is why i love Sunnyside! Yes those are Gospel choir dummies behind the Nativity
Just another pic with my Bestie Maria 🙂