Tuesday, November 19, 2013
|Winter has come!|
Hola! it is the winter time i guess! but the people keep telling me that this is nothing and that us little girls will die in the winter in our skirts and bikes but i guess we will see them we tell them about the pioneers but they usually just shake their heads. hahaha. but really it is not bad yet but i am starting to get scared only because a few people say this to us each day so you start to believe them. anyways! the work is amazing and this week was wonderful! mostly sunday! because every one in town came to church! so each sunday before church my and hermana gaines end our studies early so that we can go out and we say "round up the gang" but pretty much just invite every one to church again even though we have invited them many times already and then they all say they will come and show us their outfits they will wear and then no one ever comes and then this week everyone came!!!!! well not everyone... but it was incredible during the meeting i would tap hermana gaines on the shoulder and say loooook looook who is here and we were so happy and would go and sit by them and say hello and it was so wonderful! i love the people here! the abuelita taught me how to make pupusas this weekend i love her so much she is my best friend i love their whole family so much and now we are making plans to go to the temple with them and they are hopefully getting their interviews on sunday after church! SO PUMPED!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and also one of our investigators came to church and we were teaching the priests his class and we were talking about missionary work and practicing door approaches and they were talking about mini missions and he wants to serve one!!! it was so cool! oh and also he had just gotten out of the juvenile detention center an hour before church started we were so happy when he walked in! he is the best!
AND MORE THAN ANYTHING I LOVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
"the kingdom of god or nothing" - John Taylor
AMOR AMOR AMOR,
Posted by Caitlin at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|Maria's Baptism (Lorena's grandma)|
we had transfers today AND ME AND HERMANA GAINES ARE BOTH STAYING IN LOGAN WE ARE SO HAPPY! i hope i never leave this place i love it so much! and we are so happy we get to stay together because hermana gaines is the best missionary ever i love her so much! this week was amazing! maria, lorenas grandma was baptized on saturday and it was so amazing! i love her and their whole family so much! Elder Clark came and talked with us on wednesday it was incredible and very powerful, he gave us many slaps to the face! it was awesome! i loved him so much! after the training with elder clark our mission has made many more changes that are above and more strict than general mission standards but we are very excited about it all! i am so excited for this transfer! yesterday we had such a miracle! we usually have about 3 family home evenings with different families on monday night and they all went very well but the last one was so amazing our ward mission leader came with us and this is a family we have been teaching for a very long time but they are not married, and before they always have just told us that they didnt want to get married, and then hermano morales was very bold but the spirit was so strong and he told them that they were living in adultery and that they need to be married. i normally wouldn't tell someone that they are commiting adultery but he did it because he loves them and the spirit was so strong it was amazing and then after we found out the real reasons and she is still married to someone else in mexico and she cant speak english and cant fill out the papers but they want to be married and we are going to help them with everything and with the papers or court or everything we are so excited for them! this is their first step to having an eternal family! i love this family so much! we have been visiting them my entire mission so far and we have almost dropped them many times because they were not progressing but never did for some reason. also i love their daughters! they have three and the youngest ones and 3 and 5 and they do our hair every time we teach and it is very cute and very painful but i love them so much! and their oldest daughter is 11 and she is amazing she is the reason why they go to church because she begs to go and she is always so anxious to learn more last night she was begging her parents that they can all be baptized and she wants them to get married also so that they can go to the temple one day! it was so incredible! the members are really great here too! they are my best friends! after we finish emailing we are going to go to the stake presidents house of one of the english stakes he is amazing and paints a lot of the art in the temples he has a huge library and he basically just teaches us when we go over and its the greatest thing ever! he has so much knowledge it is really incredible! and speaking of knowledge! i love this quote! "knowledge without labor is profitless. knowledge with labor is genius." also if you are reading this you need to go to your church leaders and get the list of members and ask which are the less actives or inactives in your ward and go visit them and love them! we have seen miracles from this!
Yo se que JesuCristo vive y es el solo camino a felicidad verdadero! si guardamos los mandamientos del senor estaremos feliz y el bendicira nosotros! No hay otra manera sino mediante nuestro Salvador JesuCristo y su evangelio de paz esperanza y gozo!
AMOR AMOR AMOR,
Posted by Caitlin at 2:42 PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
hola de logan utah!
I AM SO HAPPY! so many good things have been happening! and i am so happy that i cannot stop smiling and sometimes my face even hurts! leslie was baptized on saturday and it was such a miracle and a happy day! she has been going to church for a long time and hasn't had the desire to be baptized until now. also the abuelita who is incredible is going to be baptized on saturday and she is so excited she is so prepared and is so close to god it is amazing i love her so much. yesterday was one of the best days of my life. the spirit was so strong and we had an experience where we almost didn't go where we needed to be at that moment and i didn't want to go there and we went anyways because we knew we had to and the spirit was so strong it was incredible i was so happy! heavenly father told me through the holy ghost that that was exactly where we needed to be at that time and that was part of his plan and design for us. i have seen on my mission satans influence and how subtle it is sometimes but also i have learned to discern it more and now sometimes it even seems so obvious. but i have also learned how his influence can even be to continue doing good things or to do good things rather than doing better things. I am so grateful for the gift of the holy ghost that comes after we are baptized. I am grateful for this guidance I have in my life and the peace and joy that i am able to feel even when people are rejecting us or in time when we should not have peace. I know this gospel of jesus christ is true and i love it.
Posted by Caitlin at 2:34 AM