Good Afternoon to the world´s greatest family, EVER!!! :)))
well this week was a great week!! its all kinda a blur and so my email might be all over the place but i will write what comes to my mind first!! :))
FIRST! :) yesterday in church, Fernando and José Antonio blessed the sacrament!!!!! our two converts!! it was so cool to see them!! and they did so great!! i was smiling like a proud mom!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))) they are super pilas! it was also really cool because brandon (the little 10 yr old) was already sitting in church when we got there!! :)))))
SECOND!! yesterday we had this joven come with us to church whos name is katherin (she was going to get baptized in may but then she moved to another town and was almost baptized with the elders there but then moved again and now lives in our area again!!) and she hasnt come in a long time but was able to come yesterday!! and she told us that she just felt so happy to be there and that she actually wanted to be in the church!! it was also cool because two other jovenes came (a brother and sister, miguel and yoselin) they are super shy but so cool!!! it was a cool experience!
one thing i have learned from this is that the jovenes are more receptive to the gospel (because they dont have as many commitments as the adults) but its also so true that satan works very hard against the youth of the world and the church! i read an article today in the liahona that talked about that it said,
In order for us to be “an example of the believers” (1 Timothy 4:12), we ourselves must believe. We must develop the faith necessary to survive spiritually and to project a light for others. We must nurture our testimony until it becomes an anchor to our lives. Among the most effective ways to gain and keep the faith we need today is to read and study the scriptures and to pray frequently and consistently. To the youth of the Church, I say, if you haven’t done so, develop now a habit of daily scripture study and prayer. Without these two essential practices, outside influences and the sometimes-harsh realities of life can dim or even extinguish your light.
its so true!! i invited you all...not just chance and em...to start the habit of DAILY scripture study and prayer, trust me, it will change your life!!!! its the small things that make the big difference!
also this week i learned A LOT about patience and humility. i learned that while eventhough i thought i was helping, i was actually making it worse. it was a moment of reflection and i really saw the atonement of jesus christ come into play. i know that we are given all that we need and i know that everything has a purpose!
changes are this week so who knows what will happen. i have been in malacatan for almost 6 months! and so i might have changes! if i do it will be hard to leave because these people have become my second family! but its also part of the mission!! :) i will "go and do as the lord commands!" :))
anywho, i just want you all to know that i KNOW this is the lords work and that we are very blessed to be members of the church of JESUS CHRIST!!! i love this gospel and i love this work!! thank you all for your love and prayers! keep working hard and praying hard!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a great week!!!
con mucho amor,
Hermana Canty!!! :)