Monday, February 24, 2014

We each have great potential...

This week was full of experiences! Happy, sad, off the wall, but thats what the mission life is! 

Someone thought I was 17 years old the other day. Normally people guess 18 or 19, but 17. Wow. 

We went out with a young woman member named Edith who loves to do missionary work and is excited to share the Gospel. We contacted an Hermana named Carmen and she was in the middle of cooking so we offered to help. A lot of people here don't have stoves, they have little clay homemade furnaces. Carmen lives in a really humble home with her furnace in the corner of her house. As soon as we had a couple of seconds we asked to share a message. We talked about her background and covenants we can make to come closer to God. We challenged Carmen to baptism and right when she started to respond Edith yelled ,"Hermanas!" The wall of Carmens house started on fire! We quickly grabbed a bucket of water and put it out. Luckily it didn't do any damage. I don't even know how it was possible, but I think a spark flew out of the furnace onto her wooden wall. I guess Edith was calling out about the fire for a while, but we have learned to drown out noise as we are in lessons especially here in Honduras. Long story short, Carmen accepted her baptismal challenge! We are now in the process of helping her prepare. Now as I look back, its easy to see how hard Satan works during our lessons, especially during the most crucial moments. In the end, light overrules darkness and good is going to triumph the bad. 

One day last week, we were out working in the afternoon, when a couple of our appointments fell through. We decided to head for a recently converted family a little farther out. As we were walking we heard someone yelling, "Hermanas!!" We turned around and met with an Hermana we contacted a while back but whenever we passed by her house she wasn't there. She invited us in and we got to share a small message about the Savior and what He can do for her. She broke down and told us about how hard her life has been and how she went to the doctors earlier that day.  She had an operation earlier in the year in which they took out a 6 pound tumor on her side, and now they discovered she has one on her other side. She told us she felt something in her chest as we spoke with her and we were able to explain to her about the Spirit. We then challenged her to baptism and she accepted! I know Heavenly Father is aware and loves each and everyone of His Children. I know this because I can feel it when I serve them. We can never doubt His love for us. It is there if we want it or not. We each have great potential. "When you put limits on yourself, you put limits on God."

Hermana Sherman

"The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come." -Elder Russell M. Nelson

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