Hermana Ashley Macfarlane ~ Arkansas Little Rock Mission ~ Spanish Speaking
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Little Rock Hermanitas
We are going to get a birthday lunch, woohoo. On my actual birthday we had a zone meeting and we went on exchanges and we ate those delicious coconut Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles. Heavenly. Thank you for the birthday wishes and emails!!!!! :) We had a good long car ride with the assistants and I picked their brains which was super awesome. Turns out President Wakolo is even cooler than I thought. Haha!
My companion is the best best best
The Hermanas in Little Rock are so cute. They have such sweet spirits and pure desires to share the gospel. Same with the Russellville Hermanas who are so dedicated and funny!! It was so fun to go back to Russellville and see the changes since I've left. Also, Sister Watts is the best and got us shakes for my birthday and drove us to Conway at 6:00 in the morning. :)
Fun story for me-Earlier during the week we found a cute group of Hispanic ladies. Saturday we went back to teach one of them and it was so so awesome. She's the adorable young mom who just has the sweetest spirit. We have been praying to find a family who understands the Bible and the need for a restoration. Her name is Dinora and she totally understood the bible and the apostasy and the restoration and wants to get baptized! It was such a fun lesson to teach her the
basics and answer her questions. It's not like it was anything really different but it was such a tender mercy because we had been praying to find those who are ready here in Memphis, and we both felt so good about her! :)
Hermana Olson and Kelly.
Yesterday at church it was a very sweet fast and testimony meeting, almost every person bore their testimony that they know the church is true. There were a lot of non-members and less active members that needed to hear that. I was especially touched as Jose (the one who just got baptized like a month ago) on his own desire got up and bore his testimony about the Book of Mormon and the true church and that he wants to serve a mission. It was so sweet and so pure and he is such a good example for his older sisters.
We have been reading the New Testament and marking the Christ-like attributes. I know that the Savior loves everyone unconditionally. I don't know how but I know that repentance is always possible because he actually suffered it all, he stood in our place as he suffered for our sins. He is still there for us! I also know that the Book of Mormon is necessary and it is another witness of the Atonement and that repentance is possible, because of the love of our Savior and