i hope you all had a great week!! and that Valentine´s Day was fun, here it was great! i spent it will the people i have come to love..my other family! :D
but just a little about the week!!
we went with la familia cardenas this week and we had challenged them for the 20 of Feb and they said they would pray. well when we went with them we asked them if they were able to pray, and without hestitation hermano jimi answered, "yes hermanas i have prayed and i will be baptized on the 20th!" we about screamed we were so happy!!! i love them! hermana mildred is still not sure because she wants to recieve her own answer and do it because she feels it and not just because jimi does it. but i know she will do it soon!!! unfortunately some things came up and he wont be able to be baptized the 20th but the 27th yes!! so please pray for him! im serious these people are SO AMAZING!!
we also had some really great lessons with Kerin and her husband (another family we are teaching) with José (a guy we met last week) and various others. i love being a missionary. its so special to see how the gospel changes the lives of everyone so differently. for example..kerin and bartolo so easily believe in the book of mormon and José loved church yesterday!! we teach the same gospel to them.. but it depends on what part THEY need specifically! sometimes we go to the lesson with one thing planned..and the spirit completely changes it! its amazing to see!!!
but yesterday one of the talks in church was about the atonement. and as i sat there listening to it i was reminded of how IMENSE is the atonement and even more is the love of god for all of us. yesterday was valentines day, a day where we but gifts and chocolates for the ones we love dearly, but really everyday sunday is like a valentines day for our heavenly father to us. he gives us the gift of the sacrament to take in rememberance of his son and the life he gave for us. i have always known that god loves us, but being here in the mission has helped me amplify that knowledge. as a missionary we see everyone as a possibility, but not just a statistical number for a baptism, but as a CANDIDATE FOR THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM! we see people through god´s eyes! thats why we are here...to help these people become like him! and we can only do that throught the atonement of jesus christ and baptism in THIS church. the atonement of jesus christ really truly is the greatest love of all! and how grateful i am for it!
i love you all so much and am so grateful for you all and your love and prayers always! good luck this week with everything!! and remember that we are in a process of bettering ourselves ALWAYS! I LOVE YOU!!!!
con mucho amor,