Monday, February 24, 2014

¡Hace calor!

My package isn't here, but I did get a super sweet drawing of Zachary's furby. That made me smile. Please send little pieces of art with every package if that's possible! It means so much to me. Thank you!

This week went really well for us. The truth is that the Lord blesses His servants. We were incredibly blessed to be able to help bring a family one step closer to the temple. A member told us his son had apparently been baptized when he was 8 but the record was never made and they had no photos. Recently he had been going downhill with bad friends and influences. We did a family home evening this week with over 20 people in the family and the Spirit was truly powerful and we helped all see the importance of accepting Christ in our lives by means of faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. It was also cool because it was a lot more old fashioned preach-on-the-corner style than a normal lesson. So we baptized 2 on Sunday, cousins. This Sunday they will receive the Holy Ghost. That family is so happy.

Going to those lessons was super fun. We hopped in the back of the Mission Leader's fruit truck driving out to a rural community and felt the cool breeze going who knows how fast.  We had some fun taking pictures in the wind.

Also, the heat finally came this week. I actually have no idea how warm it got but the sun feels extremely scorching in Papantla. Ademàs climbing up and down hills all day doesn't help with the sweat...

Mission life is interesting, but life all comes down to the Lord is in charge. He trusts us enough to use our agency and choose for ourselves but He is always planning the perfect way for us to receive blessings right when we need them. I know that God is our Heavenly Father. He loves us and knows us personally and He desires for all of us to be able to return to Him and become better people.

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