Well, we had some really good experiences this week. We found a new investigator this and the lesson with her was amazing; her name is Carmen. She started out telling us that her son convinced her that we are all sinners and that we are all going to hell. She looked depressed, so we taught her about our loving Heavenly Father and her divine potential as a daughter of God. It was really interesting to see her spirit respond to the message. During the whole lesson you could see a hope starting to grow because deep down she wants that. We are all made to want to become like God, so it was awesome to see her reaction and the change she made as well.
Also we taught a member. We teach members here in this mission, and I learn a ton from teaching them! This member’s daughter married, had 4 children, her husband was called as a Stake President, and then the husband decided he didn’t want anything to do with the Church and left. The kids were affected by it and all the neighbors too. So while she told us everything, we listened and shared a message of hope that she needed badly. After lessons like that I always look back and think – wow, I am 20 years old, have graduated from high school, attended a semester at the U, played sports my whole life, and more things like that. Then I think that, to the world, I am the most unqualified person to help her out. Then I think, well, I have the Priesthood, I know that Christ lives and that he performed a perfect atonement, and I have been called by a Prophet of God to bring people to Christ. So to God, I am the most qualified for the job.
It’s amazing what the gospel can do. And the knowledge one obtains in the mission is amazing and a huge blessing. I love the mission and I love my Savior. Keep going to the temple and reading!
Love you all!