Monday, November 11, 2013

What truly matters...

Ok ok ok ok!! I dont even know where to begin! This week was the bomb dot com!!!! So, we were visiting with Fausto every day trying to get him pumped for his baptism. We visited him Thursday night to confirm his baptism on Friday. He said,"ohhh, Im going to Ceiba on Saturday, but will be back in time...". Saturday was pretty crazy already because we had 2 activities and only one free hour to do his baptism, so we decided to whip out the baptism on Friday! We had about 4 hours to plan everything and call all of our investigators and members here. It has been raining all day every day this past week and whenever it rains, all the dirt in the water tanks gets mixed up and the water through the pipes is not the cleanest. So, the water in the baptismal font was a little yellow, but pretty sure it works the same! The spirit was SO STRONG!! Fausto is indeed special. The members that were there said the Spirit was a lot different than any other baptism they've gone to. Fausto was confirmed on Sunday and it was perfect! We were doing his paper work in the morning and found out he has 9 kids and the oldest is a member! We are going to try and get in contact with him this week. I cant even begin to express how grateful I am to have the opportunity to do a small part in Faustos conversion. He was already prepared, and the Spirit did everything. 

This week has also been really humbling for me. I was reading Mark 10:13-25; when a boy asked Christ how he could receive eternal life. Christ answered naming off some of the 10 commandments and the boy said he already obeys all of them. It then says that the Lord loved him, then said,"One thing thou lackest; go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast; and give it to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross and follow me." It then says that the boy was sad at that saying and went away and grieved for he had great possessions. The Lord then said,"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." I have been thinking a lot of this passage and how much I am willing to give. Its so easy to let worldly possessions climb the scales of our priority. Now having my eyes opened to how little some people have, I now see what truly matters. 

I love being a missionary! I love Honduras. Yo se que vive me seƱor! The church is true!

Hermana Sherman

I LOVE this quote!

The Lord works from the inside out.

The world would take people out of the slums.
Christ would take the slums out of people and they would take themselves out of the slums.

The world would mold men by changing their environment.
Christ changes men, who then change their environment.

The world would shape human behavior,
but Christ can change human nature.

Ezra Taft Benson


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