For ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
ISAIAH 55:12

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week 19

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST WEEK OF MY MISSION AND ACTUALLY NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT MY LIFE. Everything has changed. It is incredible I am finally starting to be more of the missionary that I want to be. Hermana Gaines is amazing I love her so much we run around everywhere and we do everything as fast as we can. We go running every morning and we bike everywhere we go, but the incredible thing is that we are teaching triple as many lessons as we were when we were in cars my first two transfers. We taught 37 lessons between wednesday and sunday and two of the days were general conference. We have made a new goal to teach 10 lessons a day not even counting facebook lessons and we started this week with 9 yesterday so we will need to work harder but we can do that. I am so happy. When you are a missionary I have found that the only only only thing that will  make you happy is being a missionary and doing everything right and how you are supposed to and then you will be happy and even the things that used to make you happy before you were a missionary do not satisfy me now. The only thing is the work and teaching with the spirit. This is the reason that this week has been amazing. The more teaching the more spirit the better. We have made a lot of new goals and have changed a lot of things. With hermana gaines I am so comfotable and I can be myself and we are both always on the same page and we are both willing to make the same sacrifices. I know she is willing to work so much harder and do so much so is the greatest example to me in every moment and she is an incredible missionary. (this is the same person that my mtc teacher told me about and how we are exactly the same and that we were going to be companions, and now we actually are and it is unreal) we are trying to be exactly exactly obedient this transfer and we have already seen the lord bless us. Lorena is getting baptized on saturday and I could not be more happy for her she is incredible and she is so happy and excited! Lorena her mom and grandma are the investigators that came with us to conference last week and they are so amazing! I love them so much and we are so comfortable around them they are like my family. Her mom just laughs at my spanish but helps me a lot she is so great! We starting teaching a lot more lessons and a lot shorter when we used to stay for a while but now we just go in love them bring the spirit share the gospel leave quickly and then they are crying and asking when we will come back instead of us setting up the return appointment it is amazing. 

Also we have seen people change this week that I have been teaching for my entire mission so far and it is amazing people that you would never think. Someone we have been teaching little lessons to a lot and they are just one of our friends in an area that we teach half the people who live in the apartment complex and we has been to jail lots and is super whatever to us and never keeps commitments but we love him so much and have kept teaching him for some reason even though usually we would drop him but now we now why because we taught a lesson and it was incredible and he was completely different and so serious and he wants this and he knows that he needs this and he wants to change his life and everything and he is willing to change and sacrifice and it is amazing and he is coming to church on sunday and we are so excited! also there has been people listening into our lessons that he didnt even know about and one of our investigators sister took his book of mormon and has been reading it and it is so incredible. and also one of the daughters of another person we are teaching came up to us after and asked if we would assign her something in the book of mormon to read it is amazing. we aren't even doing anything and the people are asking us to come to church and the people are asking us to read the book of mormon and to come back and to teach them more and it is all the lord blessing us and lord preparing the people and they feel the spirit. and we have so much time it is amazing we will have 10 minutes to get the whole way across our area and we will look at each other and say we have time to visit hannah or one more person and we will literally get off our bikes and run and tell them we love them but we dont have much time but show them the mormon message and invite them and it is amazing! THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST TRANSFER OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! we are so pumped! and we have just started and there is so many more things that we can improve on and more goals that we have. also today after the temple we almost beat all the other missionaries in their cars to the lunch place and they were all telling us we shouldnt bike but ride with them and we will take forever we were so happy! hermana gaines is so amazing everyone says that we are the same person and we are alike except she is minus all the bad things about me and times 10 all the good things. we both have so much energy it is so great we go go go and at the end of the day we are asleep in a moment we are so dead and my body actually feels broken right now in pieces i am soooo sore and i love it. we are both smiling all the time and just getting everyone pumped up for church and for everything i love it so much! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY AND I HOPE IT NEVER ENDS. i dont think that i will ever have a companion like hermana gaines ever again so we are really taking advantage of this opportunity from heavcenly father to work so hard and to do everything that we can to bring everyone closer to Him and to teach his children of Christ. 

and Conference was unreal. wow this letter could be forever long because there were so many miracles that i cannot even say in the time and i dont have any time because we need to gogogogogo like always and do a thousand things but conference was amazing. so before i prayed lots about which questions i was going to ask this conference i wrote some down and was really seeking for revelation on many things. one of them was how can i be a better missionary? really generic right what every missionary wants to know. i also had a few others that were my personal things that are personal. so during conference it is was crazy that each talk was specifically for one of the people that we teach and i thought of one person during each talk it was exactly for them and exactly for their situation crazy amounts. After the fourth one i was thinking okay these are the answers to everyone else i know to their prayers but i will need to keep waiting for the answers to mine. Then finally I realized that i am the most prideful and selfish person ever and the answer to my prayer is to not worry about any of my own problems to forget myself to forget these things that are hard and that the only thing my life is about is these people is to help them and being them closer to their savior. and this is how i will be happy. this is the answer to everything to forget myself. which is something i am working on and it is going to take a while. But the spirit was incredible to be in the same room as the apostles and prophet it was amazing i could not stop crying and i am so grateful for this gospel and for my heavenly father i love him so much. I have so much joy I love everyone and everything my muscles in my face are sore from never stopping smiling. My favorite talk from conference was uchtdorf it was incredible and i could not stop crying the spirit was so strong. I love when he kept saying Come, Come I loved him so much and also For here you will find something that is precious beyond price. Incredible. I posted it on my facebook if anyone missed it or if they want to see it again. oh also amazing thing is that we have started to use the less actives as the fellowships for the investigators and we will pray and see who will be for who and we tell that person all about the investigator and then they come to the lesson with us right after that and it is so many lessons with members and then the less actives offers them a ride to church and i am thinking in my dont even go to church.... YESSS! it is incredible and the gbreatets thing ever! everyone should do this it is making the investiagtor work and the less active work one and that is how everything should be as one! yay!

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