Hermana Monica Tousley is coming Home today!!!
Will be met at the Airport this evening at about 7:30 pm
Pictures will follow 🙂
I know that i said last week was my last week emailing but i have a few minutes to tell yall how my last week went. Im just gonna send pictures!
Lauren got baptized!!!
My Dsitrict Killed Me!
my district killed me!
and lots of goodbyes
This is my last time emailing… I never thought this time would ever come…I have never had so many emotions at once. Ending my mission is harder than starting my mission. But i know that it has to happen and i have to accept it. But before i get into all of that theres some really awesome things that are coming up this week! First off, Elder Rasband from the quorum of the 12 apostles is coming to speak to the stake im serving in on Sunday! Im super stoked to hear the words of another apostle! Lucky me, ill still be here. Also. Lauren Tijerina is getting baptized tisSunday!!! Im so excited for her to finally get baptized. Last thing, my recent convert Mike bore one of the most powerful conversion testimonies ive ever heard this week. Its undescribable the feeling of knowing you have brought a soul unto Christ, buit not only that, but to hear their firm testimony and see it change them completely.
Being a missionary for my Savior Jesus Christ has made me the happiest i have ever been. This mission has changed my life. It has transformed me completely. This is my joy, bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone around me. I have come to know my Savior personally and I have come to know my purpose here. I know that our life has a purpose and that purpose is to prepare ourselves to live with God again. I love Gods plan for us and i know its perfect. Even though we have our trials and our hard times, its worth it! We are learning, growing, and progressing. Its what God wants for us. I know that the only way back to our Heavenly Father is through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. This is the ONLY way. I know that the Church of Jesus CHrist of Latter Day Saints is The one and only church of Christ. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, and because of that we have his gospel. I know the Book of Mormon is true. It testifies of Christ and His Atonement and how we can apply it in our lives. I will never deny that book. I know that my Savior lives and that his grace is sufficient!
I love yall so much! Thank you for being my support as I have served the Lord. I know my mission isnt over yet, i have ETERNITY to go!
Mike in his white shirt and tie!! and Maria 🙂
I had such an amazing spirit filled week! First off my convert Mike Bustos passed the sacrament for the first time and paid his tithing!!! I also was able to have an interview with President Hall. Towards the end of my interview he looked at me and said ” Hermanita stop worrying your Heavenly Father wants you to know that you are prepared to go home.” Ive come to realize more that I really am ready and that theres so much more in store when i end my mission. I just gotta put my all into the last few weeks i have and leave no regrets and return with honor!
The best part about my week was President Russell M. Nelson coming to our mission. He answered every single question and doubt that i had. He is so filled with the spirit and truly is an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. He left special blessings on us also. The closing song at the conference was I know that my Redeemer lives. As i watched him as he sang that hymn you could see that he truly knew that his Savior lives and that he knew him. I want to add my testimony to that as well that I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know we can not only overcome death but also sin through him. He is my Lord and my Savior and I will always be a disciple of Him. Even though i cant wear this nametag forever, His name is written on my heart and my lips.
Mija! (my daughter)
So while my companions eat lunch, this is what i do…
guess who came to visit me!? My converts Connie, Fito and Ivanna!
I have two weeks left…i never thought the time would fly this fast. I feel like theres just not enough time to do everything that i want to do. But im learning more than i have my whole mission. whats pretty funny is ever since i got my flight information i see planes everywhere!
Well as you can see we had a rough week with some people being possessed and having to cast out devils again. It happened two days in a row! One of them was telling us that he was Christ and the other was being cursed by someone who worships santa muerte. It was pretty crazy to see people that i love possessed but atleast we got it out of them. I never thought that this stuff was that common…but i guess it is.
Because i am training a new missionary, we had a training with President Hall about the Atonement on Thursday. I was able to see the testimony that i have of my Savior and the healing power of His Atonement. I know that His Atonement is sufficient for all. It covers every sin. There is not one person out there who is not covered by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As long as we do our part and use the Atonement to repent we receive his mercy and grace. I know this to be true. His Atonement has healed me and transformed me and i know it can do the same for yall. I love my Savior more than anything and i cant wait till he comes again to reign. I love this scripturee in the Book of Mormon in Alma 37:36
Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
I know that this is true. As we put all the affections of our hearts upon Him and let him guide us thats when we have strength and we can get through anything. I know he loves each and every one of you. NEVER forget that!
We went to the natural science museum on monday!
Maria Escobar let me lay in her El Salvador Hammock