Monday, July 30, 2012

Hey there everyone
I hope everyone is doing well

Good luck terryn, youre just gonna love being a missionary.

This week was really good.  we had companion exchanges friday with the hermanas in 9 de Julio-they are the only other hermanas in our zone nad we share an apt with them... theyre really great- but i went with hermana franco to work in their area.  and she is really great.  it was kinda fun to go and meet other people.  but i learned a lot and i left that night with a sure testimony that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I have  no doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God to bring the gospel of jesus christ back into the earth.. and everyday i recieve more of a witness of htat.

but so friday...we visited a lot of people but one lesson in particular was special.  we went and taught a couple that theyve been teaching but never wants to commit to get married... but so we were talking and we were going to show the video the restoration and then try and pull out a date to get married... and i had the thought that maybe they hadnt prayed to know if the church was true because if they had that testimony, they would be willing to do whatever they needed to.  and so after the video i asked them if they had prayed specifically adn they said no... and so i had sebastian -the husband- pray and ask and oh man... the spirit was so strong nad afterwards he knew it was true. she knew too... and they promised to pray that night about the date that we gave them... and they gave us alfajores afterwards... you always know something changed when they give you food.. haha..

but anyways it was an amazing experience to see the change in him when he knew that it was true. when he recognized the spirit. anyone who was there couldnt deny that something was present.  I dont know how people can not believe in God when we have so many witnesses that he is there. He exists. we are his children, he loves us and if we follow him we can be happier than anyone could imagine. I know thats true. and i know that he answers prayers.  You guys can know that too....anyone can know.  You just have to ask god. and he will answer.  He always answers but not always in the sameway and n ot always in the way that we think...

I read a quote by elder uchtdorf which was kinda interesting about that..."Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own."
I really liked that.  he answers our prayers through other people. and we answer the prayers of other people when we act on the promptings we recieve from the spirit.  always tryt o listen to the spirit. it will tell you what you need to do and help you help other people....we are supposed to be "actively engaged in a good cause..."

but anyways... this week we had an activity for the stake that we -the missionaries- organized. the Iron Rod. it was so much fun... we put blind folds on everyone and we had a string that was the rod and the elderes took them through and were trying to get them to let go of the rod and then they took them to the great and spacious building.  and it was crazy to see how many times people came back to start over. some came bakc like 3 or 4 times. and i guess thats how life is sometimes. we forget our instructions to not let go of the rod nad we start to listen to the people around us. hte people we "trust" and we stop listening to the lord.  and then we get lost. one girl was mad because the elder told her htat she had won and hten when people came to tell her that she was in the great and spacious building she was upset... but i realized that satan is a liar and sometimes, most times, wethink we are winning when we follow hima nd dont trust in the lord, but there will come a day that we will wake up and realize taht it was a lie and we lost....

the activity was fun to watch. it was fun to chat with the people as i was blind folding them. tell them again not to let go and send them  into the room and watch the elders... some were really good at decieving the people. and the food... the "fruit" was pretty good.  my cookies didnt turn out so great... like the worst ive made... but everyone else liked em...

but i guess thats about all...for now.

love you guys a lot
les quiero.
hermana applegate

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