This week was incredible :)
Started out with a trip to Mendoza for a training for Trainers and Hijas :) I love trainings with President Goates he is such a wise man. They counseled us on the importance of asking inspired questions. He showed examples of Christ, he truly was the perfect teacher. Also it was so fun to see the other Hermanas from my group and see how much we are all improving and changing! Time is flying!
This week we had another lesson with Eliana and wow, she is such a champ. She is so prepared. We got there and she showed us her pamphlet and she had answered all the questions in the back of the booklet. Wow. Never in my mission has that happened. We just asked her to read it. She`s quite the overachiever :) We got explaining about the Book of Mormon and how truly powerful it is and how it will completely change her life. And she said "I want to read it right this second." She was so excited. AH. I love when people get excited about the same things as me. I truly LOVE the Book of Mormon. I learn more and more everyday that it truly is the base of my testimony and everything I know to be true.
The BEST part about this week... is that.... VALERIA WAS BAPTIZED. There were many obstacles in the way, things kept going wrong, but the Lord made it happen, and Valeria was determined that she would be baptized this Saturday, and she was! It was such a beautiful baptism! She looked so happy and pure in white. There is no better feeling than watching someone you love enter the waters of baptism and make sacred covenants that will change her eternity! I have loved watching her grow and truly put forth her part in making this change in her life! I was so full of excitement for her. Knowing that she was literally unlocking the gate to eternal life. But the best part, is that it's just the beginning. We have the opportunity and blessing to continue faithfully in these covenants until the end :) That`s where the happiness and PROMISE truly comes, living these sacred covenants until the end of our lives. Being obedient to the end!
And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.
And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.
And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ.
I love the principle of obedience and hope that I too can obedient, not just as a missionary, but my WHOLE life, obedient to the END, so that one day, I too may be called by the name of Christ.
Con Amor, Hermana Matheson
Fall has fallen :)
Last district meeting with Elder Barton.
Valeria with the Noriega family!
Valerias Baptism :)
The support :) We have the best ward ever.
Valeria with her new scriptures we got her :)