|My new companion Hermana Gaines|
|We traded our car for bikes.....yeah!!!!!|
hi hi hi!!! it has been another incredible week! I love my hermanas so much they are my best friends we are having so much fun and we are staying very busy filling our days with lessons and teaching so many incredible people that i love! also, news for this week i guess, we have decided to give away our car and it is now gone! we gave it to the elders a few days ago, they needed it more than us, and in return we took their bikes! everyone thinks that we are crazy because the spanish areas are so big but we have never been happier! i love to bike so much and so do my hermanas so it is the best thing ever! and we have so much fun and have already had many interesting and exciting adventures since we have begun. oh also last week i found out i had a staff infection, there was a ball the size of a grape in my armpit and then they cut it open and drained it and now i am all better and good to go! i dont know if that is exciting news or not but just another adventure! This morning we went to the temple and now i am so happy and grateful. I am especially grateful for families that God has given us and the blessing to be with them forever that comes from the ordinances of the temple! Yesterday in my studies i was reading in Alma during the wars between the lamanites and the nephites and the verse that stuck out to me is in 43:47 where it says that ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed. and how important family is, and that the only things we fight for is for god and rights and liberty and for our families. I know that how we feel about our families is the same way that heavenly father feels about all of us. We are all his children and we are all brothers and sisters. This is something that i have really learned on my mission so far when i can feel the love that heavenly father has for the people we teach while we are talking with them and while they are praying. Every one of us on this earth chose to come here before this life we all chose to follow Jesus Christ and to accept his plan of happiness and to come to this earth. We are all brothers and sisters and we are all trying to return to our heavenly father after this life some of us have just forgotten. We must do everything we can to love these people and serve them and help them to come to christ, and this is where there is everlasting joy and peace. I love my savior Jesus Christ and the incredible news we have to share because of Him who has given us everything! I hope you all have the greatest day ever! and I invite you all to serve more today and to sacrifice for your neighbor give more today and i promise that you will come closer to Christ in this day.
Love Love Love,