Monday, November 2, 2015

Where can I turn for peace?

Well first things first, HAPPY DAY OF THE DEAD!!!!! here in guatemala they dont celebrate Halloween, just Day of the Dead (Nov 1 y 2) so there ya go! we welcomed it in with LOTS of people in the streets, fairs, and FIAMBRE (which was WAY better this year!!!!! if you would like to remember what it looks like, look back at my pics from the beginning of the mission...i know i sent one home lol) it was a good day!!! i hope your weekend of halloween was equally great!!

well a little about this week. Hermana Canty is learning patience and trust in the Lord´s timing. sometimes we expect our efforts to be like the fireworks, that blow up right away, when really they arent anything like that. but its also so great to feel the reassurance that God is pleased with the work we do. speaking of pleasing God, this week i was reading in the Book of Mormon and came across a scripture that got my mind going, its in 3 Nephi 11:15 its when Heavenly Father presents His Son and it says, "For behold, this is my beloved son, in whom i am well pleased. hear ye him." well my question is ¿how would God present us? are we living the manner that he wants so that if he had to present us he could say, "For behold, this is my beloved daughter Hermana Canty, in whom i am well pleased?" that made me think this week. i hope that we can ALWAYS strive to live in such a manner. we should not be so worried about what everyone else thinks of us and if we are pleasing them, but we should PLEASE GOD!

also this week we were able to find A LOT of peace. so the stake has been planning a huge event for like a month and it came to pass yesterday! we were able to go to the temple in Xela!!!!!!! we went with our recent convert Frandy!!! (the event was for recent converts to take a name to the temple and do the baptisms and confirmations for them there. and if we took a convert we got to go!!!) IT WAS SO GREAT SEEING THE LOOK OF FRANDY´S FACE WHEN HE WALKED OUT OF THE TEMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we werent able to go in the temple bc it was a saturday and there were lots of people (and we cant do baptisms anyway..) but we were able to sit outside and give some tours of the temple to some investigators which was great!!! the spirit of the lord TRULY is there!!!! these people are so blessed!! they have 2 temples in their country and one of which is only 2 hours away!!! i seriously love the temple. and to make it even better i was able to see one of our converts GO AND DO BAPTISMS!!! he took a name of his grandpa and was able to be baptized and confirmed for him!!!! when we asked him how it went when he walked out he just sighed deeply and said, "AMAZING!!!!" i almost cried i was so happy!!!! he was able to feel of the spirit!! i was glad he could go bc he has been having lots of difficulties lately in his life and to go to the temple just helped him relax. it also helped me! this week, like i said, was one of learning and struggling, but just being at the temple for 2 hours helped me forget all of the stresses i had and remember why i am doing what i am doing. I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE!!!! ( i took lots of pics..but have lost LOTS so i will be saving them for when i get home to show you!! :P) 

i LOVE being a missionary! this week we had a multi-zone conference with Presidente Ruiz, and let me just tell you, HE IS TRULY CALLED OF GOD!! for the entire time we were there i just felt so strongly the spirit! he is one man who truly is willing to do everything in his power to help us!

well i hope that your week has been great! and that everyday you are striving to be better!! that is the greatest thing, we dont have to be perfect but we have to be in perfect in TRYING!!!! i love you all so much! thank you for your love and support ALWAYS!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!

Hermana Canty