Hola Familia!!!I love the Birthday cake! And wow, Kimmy you look so old, I actually stared at the pictures for a couple of seconds because you look so much older! Wow, that's awesome! Kimmy, I hope that you like Young Womens so far. How was your first week? I'm proud that you said the first article of faith. It is a really important article of faith because there are a lot of people in the world who are confused about God. We were talking to the Young Women's president the other day and thanking her for all the work she does. As we were talking, I thought about how YW's was the time when I learned the most about who I am, and my self worth to God. Many people have different views on God, but I love that we know that he is actually our Father.
Also, Did Sammy get a haricut? He also looks older!
But I know that this is more than a coincidence, the Lord needs _________ in his Gospel and wants him to come back.
We then proceeded to get his contact information, but in our rush to get out of the car we didn't bring a pencil! So we put our number in his phone and then had him call our number so that we'd have his number on our phone.
But when we got back to the car we looked at the phone, and we didn't have the number. So we hurried and got in the car and drove to were we last saw______and parked the car right in front of their drive way. (Really bad place to park, but I just wasn't thinking...and the windows were open and the GPS was sitting right in the open) But anyway, we were determined to get his number (as creepy as that sounds...) So we hurried and got out the car and ran to the backyard where_______ was. He was with all his coworkers, so it was super awkward, but we explained what had happened with the phone. This time we brought a pencil and wrote it down.
So it was super awkward situation and we rushed back to the car but I kept thinking, "I can do awkward tings for a persons salvation...." haha...the funniest part is once we got back to the car when we looked at the phone we saw that the call really hard gone through! Woops...oh well...
Three lessons I learned:
1. Never forget a pencil
2. The Lord places people in your path you can teach and who need the gospel, but it might take work to find them
3. Never doubt the promptings of the spirit, even if it's "awkward"
Sept. 5th: One of the miracles we saw this week was thatwe had lots of solid appointments and we had planned each lesson carefully and prepared to teach every person. I was very excited to talk to all of those people, but to our surprise almost every one of the appointments called and canceled because of various reasons. So we were left wondering what to do. Our back up plans also didn't go through, and at that point it was easy to feel discouraged. But we knew that Heavenly Father always has a plan for us, and so we decided to get in the car and say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father what we should do. After the prayer we remembered that the Elders had sent us a text a couple days earlier about some apartments that were just out of their area, and in ours. We decided to go check them out and go knocking. At the third door we found a lady who is a member of the church (but not in the records). She had recently moved from Brazil and has a new born baby. She hadn't been back to church for a while though because of the baby and her husband wanted to go to a Spanish ward, but they didn't know where it was. Her husband isn't a member but was interested in coming to the Spanish ward. It was such a miracle that we found them, and I know that the Lord blessed us to be there and knock on their door.
Anyway, sorry that this letter is becoming a huge novel. There are lots of other little tender mercies that we have seen from the Lord this week! But I just don't have the time to tell them all! I wish I could, but I know that if you all look for the miracles in your life you will see them their as well! The Lord blesses all who are obedient to him!
Mom and Dad, I love Preach my Gospel Lesson two about the Plan of Salvation. It's true, the plan is so great! Are we really living without now regrets and putting what is most important first! Thanks for the reminder!
I love you all! I Love the Lord, and I know that he loves every single one of his children. Thanks for all you good examples to me!