This week has been great! I got to watch the Lord strengthen Shirley in her decision to be baptized. So this week we called her to see how she was and if she was still excited for her baptism and she said, "look sister, I don't think I will be baptized." my thought"oh no... what happened" she continued on to say her best friend came back into her life and he has been sayng a lot of bad things about the church and that he didnt want her to be baptized. We talked more and we asked her if she remembered the answer she had gotten when she had prayed, she said yes, we told her to hold on to that. She had had a dream that was amazing to confirm the truth and the rest of the week we passed by her work and called her until Saturday that was a glorious day! I got to see this girl full of confidence and at the same time nervous. Her mom didnt come to the baptism because her sister was sick. But I have faith that upon seeing this change in her daughter that she will, in time with the rest of the family, accept this gospel and its truth!
This Sunday I really had a moment of like woooh in church. we were talking about the story of the good samaritan and I got a completely different aspect out of it. Here is my verson, well from the Holy Ghost haha, of the good samariton in our days.There was a man who was well known in the city. He owned businesses, had the "perfect family", and lots of cars and boats and toys. To many he was known as the rich guy, that no one wanted to be associate with, to others he was a drinker, the guy who didnt always make the best decisions. To all he was someone not to mess will. One day he lost it all. Sitting on the side walk he thought of how he had lost his work, his empire. He had lost his wife who took his kids. He had lost his home in the war of words and had gotten to the point of asking, what is the point of all this? Why am I here in the first place? Why did this happen to me? Sitting alone on the street he litteraly felt alone.
This week we have made goals very high haha and we will reach them :) this will be a busy busy week! all is well is the work of the Lord when you but your shoulder to the wheel and push along ;)
oh and today we played volleyball! it was amazing! my team won every round! hahahaha I am still covered in sweat :) but so worth it!! anyways keep being an amazing example! I love you!!love,