What a stellar week!
I love looking back on every week and realizing all the little miracles that are proof that this IS the Lord`s work. This week we had some stellar blessings :)
We found two families! I absolutely LOVE finding families and teaching them about the oh so special plan their Heavenly Father has for them. One we found while knocking doors, the girl seemed super interested and said we could come back. So we came back and then her mom was there and we learned that the dad passed away two years ago. Another one we had talked to her daughter like 2 months ago and she was never home, and FINALLY the Mom answered the door and said we could come back. We learned that her 25 yr old son had passed away 2 years ago and that she always wondered if there was something beyond this life. Wow. What a blessing to share with them the perfect plan of hope our Heavenly Father has for them! I really get so excited about the Plan of Salvation. Never in my life have I realized how exactly perfect and special it is, and had such a strong testimony of it :)
One of our less actives this week was acting a little strange and wouldn`t answer us (she ALWAYS answers, she loves us :) And we were worried, we felt we needed to pass by and visit her and wow, she needed us. She was suffering, and truly needed us. This week was district Conference and the messages were amazing and so inspirted! Pres. Acosta shared an experience that reminded me of our dear Less Active friend. A story about Chile when the earthquake hit. He said there were 33 people missing and when they finally got ahold of them they asked 3 simple questions:
1. Are there injuries?
2. Where are you?
3. And how many are you?
He talked about the missing people among the church.... YES there are injuries of all types and levels of damage, they are all around us, sometimes the sister that is sitting right next to us at church, as we think who was missing at church today...who is suffering HOW can we help them? How many.... COUNTLESS.... literally we are surrounded by people who need our rescue! Our testimony, our strengths! That`s the purpose of the gospel no? It`s so funny, but one of the things I get most excited about is being able to be a visiting teacher when I get home. What a sacred and special opportunity it is. I didn`t realize the SERIOUS importance and sacredness of Visiting Teaching and Home Teaching until the Mission. It is truly an opportunity to rescue... and we too will be rescued in the process. :)
The gospel is perfect. That`s all :)
Con Amor, Hermana Matheson
I completed SIX months this week! Say what? Where does time go...
No better way to celebrate with a Kilo of Grido..... Yikes (diet starts tomorrow)
I LOVE this family! And their Asado.... SO bomb.
What a special treat to spend some quality time with Hermana Goates :)