California Fresno Mission May 2013 to November 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Semana 29 en Ceres -- Time is Flying!

Querida Familia y amigos-
            This week has been shorter than the last week and we had a training day as well which really made the week feel short! Time is going by so fast!
This week we have been very focused on doing our 2 hours of finding time everyday. On Wednesday we had the fastest session of Harvest Blessing I have ever done! A little dog followed us around almost the entire hour and we met several people that we have return appointments with later this week because of this little dog. I know that the Lord works in mysterious ways, and perhaps this little dog was one of those ways--because of him we were more outgoing and showed more of our personalities. 
On Friday we were invited to a wedding and were invited to share a message about the blessings of the temple. There was a special spirit there as we taught about how our families can be together forever. As we focused on that their civil marriage could become an eternal one in a year, the faces of the people lit up and they could recognize the Spirit. We taught in both English and Spanish--there is something very special about hearing messages of truth in your native tongue.
We are continuing to teach using activities and object lessons--especially when we are teaching families. This week we taught lesson 3 (the Gospel of Jesus Christ) by making a path way and making the children figure out how they could use the five steps over and over again to get to their goal (the Sun or the Celestial Kingdom to live with Heavenly Father). It was wonderful to see how teaching them in a way that was simple and interactive also allowed their parents to understand and more fully understand these fundamental principles of the gospel. 
I also had the opportunity to see my former companion again! She was here for an exchange. It was so good to see her! 
Yesterday was Sunday and an investigator named J came! Yay!! He took off work just so he could come with his entire family. It was wonderful to see him there with his children and wife. Two of our recent converts  were also there and many less actives. The chapel was pretty full! What a wonderful sight to see! Hermana Wallentine and I were given the opportunity to do a musical number. We sang "Cuando Hay Amor" (Love at Home). What a special Spirit was there! I love hymns and the Spirit they bring! 
I know that we are all Sons and Daughters of our Heavenly Father. He loves us and is always watching over us! He wants us to return to live with Him again! I know His plan allows us to do that if we follow His commandments and endure to the end! How grateful I am for the Plan of Happiness that allows us to live with our families and our Heavenly Father and Savior forever. I know this is the Lord's work and I know that His Hand is in this work everyday! I love being a missionary! Los quiero mucho! Que tengan una semana maravillosa! (I hope you have a wonderful week!)                                                                                                                                          

Love, Hermana VanWie


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