|Giant watermelon and gift cards (the card says: para Hermana elder misionera)|
This morning I was reading in the New Testament about the Savior healing the blind man. After he goes to wash his face, the Savior is gone and he is suddenly being interrogated on how he was then able to see. After the "trial of his faith" Jesus finds him, and the blind man can then receive his witness of the Savior.
"Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him."-John 9:34-38
|Memphis sunset and cheap gas|
In our zone conference this week, President Wakolo expounded on the Atonement and saving ordinances. He asked us all to prepare by choosing from a list about the Savior in the Book of Mormon (I chose 1 Nephi 19,21 and 2 Nephi 2). One of the verses we talked about is 1 Nephi 19:9 which basically says that the Savior suffered all sorts of things because He loves us. He was rejected and scourged and stoned and still kept going and still performed the Atonement after that because He is loving and kind. We were then all able to bear our simple testimonies of the Savior and the Spirit was so strong! I'm so grateful for the knowledge that I have of Jesus Christ because of the Bible and the Book of Mormon and two or three hours of testimonies from missionaries AND the Spirit that filled the room as we learned and sang and testified of Jesus Christ and the Atonement. I know it is only because of the creation, the fall and the Atonement that we can receive saving ordinances and be sealed as families to return to our Father in heaven.
My gratitude for the gospel and the Book of Mormon has increased a lot this week!!!
Thank you for your prayers and emails and notes! Please keep praying for the people in Memphis, especially all of the cute young couples we are working with that they will want to get MARRIED so they can be SEALED!!! :)
|kneeling prayers ... I knelt on gum .. not sure why my knee looks so fat|
(P.S. Apparently we are suffering from bed bugs in this mission. Actually not just this mission but all over the U.S.... Gross.) (She assured me they don't have bed bugs right now. Phew!)
Don't let the bed bugs bite,