So I am super excited that I get to train a new sister. I am helping her a lot with her Spanish and the twelve week training is so perfect because I get to relearn everything and now I cannot hide behind my senior companion anymore to teach testify and invite people in the streets or on their door step about the restored gospel, now i have to be more confident and be more knowledgeable. In reality i can tell the difference from the beginning to now in my confidence as a representative of our Lord Jesus Christ. I love the inspiration i get for my trainee to help her live up to her calling as a missionary,and as such, she has power and authority to teach His gospel and bring many souls to repentance, but before we can do that we need to be super obedient together, stay focused, teach people, not lessons, be organized, serve and have charity, and although we are not perfect, we need to strive to improve everyday and self evaluate and do the things that help us be more effective, for we cannot bring people unto Christ, if we are not converted unto Christ. :D
So we met this Fantastic man, well he was really nice, we were biking during the monsoon at night and we were soaking wet, ans he felt sorry for us so he invited us in ,but we couldn't because his wife wasn't home, so we made a cita appointment with him. We came back and he said and taught him the restoration and then he asked "so you only believe in the Book of Mormon and not the bible?"
We use the Book of Mormon and the Bible together, the Book of Mormon testifies that the Bible is true then we shared 1 nephi-39. it was perfect they work together to confound false Doctrine, he read it and we also read a paragraph in the intro of the Book of Mormon and he said pf coarse the book is true he was a really smart man, it sounds like the Bible hard to understand, in spanglish, we spoke both languages with him we randomly switched off, i tend to do that and so do our investigators, that's why i got called to teach these people, anyway He understood and said himself that the Book of Mormon ans the Bible go Hand in hand. We invited him to pray about it and told him that Jospeh Smith did not write the book, but it was a line of prophets in the Americas, starting with Lehi. We wanted him to gain a witness that it was true and gave him to read the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2 nephi 31 and Moroni 10:3-5. He said he will :)
Heavenly Father is teaching me that having charity is being patient.
A wonderful sister came with us to a lesson and she asked our investigator how she was doing. Then she told us her whole life story and why they wouldn't give her her children and why they wanted to take away the baby in her stomach once it was born, basically she has psychedelic mental problems and has depression that she wants to kill herself sometimes. My natural women was thinking oh gee how am i going to help this women and how is she going to learn self worth and i don't know if we should visit her anymore and the other part of me was thinking well she is a child of God that really needs the gospel.
After we left the lesson the sister gave me some really good advice that helped me through my worries. She shared a story about how her husband converted to the gospel and how when we have a desire to follow Christ we want to change our lives to be more in harmony with his teachings, and how missionaries( they happen to be sister missionaries) have the power to promise blessings, that will come true as long as we have faith on both ends. He had schizophrenia, and once he got baptized he didn't have it anymore and whenever he feels anxious he reads the Book of Mormon and he is at peace again, wow pretty cool eeeh?
So she pretty much told me that we have to just teach her the gospel just like everyone else, except she will need you to be more patient, and he life can change when she accepts Christ, He can do miracles in peoples lives. And if i back out of of her life now, Heavenly father will look at my life movie in front of me and he will see how I was with this person and will judge me on how much patience and how much desire to help them I had. People say that missions are hard ,well now i know what they mean. i promise i will not give up on her.
I am really excited for tonight we have three lessons planned and one of them is with a less active and her 2 young daughters that want to get baptized, we are having Family Home Evening with them at a really cool members house and the point is that we want to show her that teaching the gospel can be fun and that the small and simply things brings beautiful things in our families like unity, love, the spirit and joy. Keep being awesome! and i love you all :) gotta go
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