Monday, March 19, 2018

We Are Good Enough!

Hello Everyone! It's been a cold, yet also warm week in Chambersburg! We had a lot of meetings this week. One of the fun ones was Zone Conference. Our Zone was the last to receive smartphones, so now the entire mission has technology. It's very exciting! It's been amazing to hear the miracles that everyone has been having lately. The Lord is truly hastening His work. I had my final interview with President Christiansen that day, as well. I'm very blessed to have served with him. I have learned a lot from his leadership and counsel.
We had stake conference this week.  The neat thing about it was that I was able to see old members from Carlisle and McConnellsburg!!! It was awesome to catch up briefly and see how everyone was doing.  There was a thought I want to share that was given from the stake presidency.  It consisted of not comparing ourselves to others and not being envious or jealous of the good fortune that comes to someone else. I have felt this several times over the course of the mission, and it's been a long lesson to learn. What I love about it, is knowing that in the eyes of our Father in Heaven, as long as we are repenting and pressing forward, we are good enough! When we make an effort to include the Savior more in our lives, His power not only lifts and sustains us, but it saves us. Without Him, we truly wouldn't be able to return to Heavenly Father’s presence.  If He thinks I can make it, I should be able to think that of myself, as well.
Thank you again for the love and support! Have a great week!
One of our investigator's does stain glass for a hobby! It was really cool!

Missionaries receiving technology.  It was fun to see them all flip out about it. 

Hanging out after Zone Conference, waiting for interviews!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Finally...A Weird Missionary Food Story!

Hello Everybody! This week has been crazy! There have been a lot of miracles and surprisingly, we still have had some snow! Our investigator, Joe, who we have on date for baptism is doing really good. He was sick a few days ago, but other than that he has been doing really well!
The Lord has been leading us to some really neat people this week, as well. A cool miracle happened this week, while we were knocking doors.  We ran into a Hispanic family who let us in. No one in the home spoke English, except the younger brother, who ended up translating the whole conversation that we were having! It was really neat to feel the spirit in the home.  The older brother, Francisco, told us that he was searching for truth and really wants to hear more!
So, it took nearly 2 years, but I finally have a weird missionary food story! A Haitian family that we are teaching, had us over for dinner this week.  They fed us soup that had beef tongue, beef skin, and honey comb, as well as some other stuff. It was actually really good! It was neat though, because after the meal, we started a fast with them for some different trials that they are going through. I know that this gospel has healing power and that lives can change because of Jesus Christ. He has the power to take a person who has struggled and make them better than they ever thought they could be. His power is real, and it can change you. I hope all of you are staying warm! Have a great week! 
Pictures of the new apartment!

Haitain Cuisine with beef tongue, beef skin, honey comb and some other stuff!