Monday, January 19, 2015

Our Personal Plan

It is OFFICIALLY really hot here. I`m missing the snow right about now :)
This week was a good one, full of lots of learning and of course blessings too! Alan and Silvana are doing swell. They had an interview with the president this week and Alan is going to be baptized on Feb 1st. He was so excited. We taught them this week about tithing and they were so excited to be able to pay their tithing! They are such examples! 

This week we have been teaching Carmen more and more. She gets so excited when we come. Whenever we are walking past her house and she sees us she runs outside to talk to us. She told us that she can truly feel something special when she is with us and likes it when we pray for her. We taught her that she too can pray for herself (she didn`t know...haha). I love her :)

We also have been teaching Margarita who we found when we were looking for a less active (happens all the time, the Lord works in mysterious ways). She is Evangelica but told us that she feels like she is missing "Spiritual Knowledge" and has been praying to learn more. #prayeranswered She told us she is going to pray to see if this is what she was looking for. You can truly see such a difference when someone is truly searching, and yearning for the truth and to know if it`s true, it makes all the difference in the world.

This week I have been thinking a lot about the Plan of Salvation. I really just love it. I was reading in the Liahona this week and a phrase caught my attention... "He has chosen the time and place for each of us to be born so we can learn the lessons we personally need and do the most good with our individual talents and personalities."  Our Heavenly Father has truly designed a perfect plan for every single one of us. I think about all the little things that had to happen, the people I had to meet, trials and experiences I had to have in my life to get me to where I am. He truly has everything figured out and has given us talents and tools to overcome the trials HE gives us and to help the people He places in our lives, but it is up to us to recognize them and use them to become the person he wants us to become. I loved what he said at the end... "Remember... It`s what you do, with what you have, that makes you the person you are."
What a blessing it is to have my personal plan and to be here helping others recognize that they TOO have a PERSONAL plan created for them by a loving Heavenly Father :)

Con Amor, Hermana Matheson

 The coolest P-Day yet. MANSANO!

 The Andes are kinda cool :)

 So Pretty!

 Zona... VALLE DE UCO.

 We decided we would just climb a random mountain. It was worth it.

 It`s not every day you get to hike the Andes :)

 Buds.. Hiking the Andes :)

 Apparently Justin Bieber is still a thing here ;)

Good ol "Chard" smoothies. Yum. 

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