It was such a good way to start of the month by watching general conference and hearing the voice of the Lord through His prophets and apostles :) Its such a blessing that we have! The mission has made me realize just how much God loves us that he leads us and guides us by his prophets. If we think about it, everything that we know about Heavenly Father is because it has been revealed, by His authority to His prophets. Its such a great time that we live in!! I enjoyed every single talk. I enjoyed being reassured to trust in the Lord and His plan for me and ways that I can invite the Spirit in my life. God really does want to communicate with us and we can do that by earnest prayer, seeking His spirit, and living the gospel. Keeping the commandments. Following Christ and His gospel is, in the end, the easiest path. It is, in the end, the only intelligent thing to do. ("The Fourth Missionary".... I recommend to you all to read it, its amazing). I really liked the talk about "if ye love me keep my commandments." Because it shows us how simple it is. If we love our Father, we will do what he has asked of us. And we will do it in hard times, trusting in His will. Giving ourselves to Him. I was just so spiritually uplifted this week :)
This week we have been contacting lots of people and trying to find new people to teach. And we have one new investigator! His name is Marcelo. We have only had one lesson with him. We talked to him about the restoration. It was so amazing because he had questions, and he listened to us. And we are going to go back and visit him tonight! Its really great to know that when we trust in the Lord, get over our fears, and open our mouth, the Lord puts people in our path and performs miracles. I think it was Monson who said, "faith and doubt cannot exist at the same time." We either have one or the other. We need to push out this fear that we have within us to open our mouths and proclaim the gospel, and trust that God will do His work. Its like the new apostle said. Its not about us. God calls us so that he can work THROUGH us. Let us be instruments in His hands. He is the one directing this church, along with His Son Jesus Christ. They will help us along the way, as well as the Holy Ghost. That’s why its so critical that we must be converted to this gospel so we can help others!
We are going to continue trying to find more and more and more people to teach this week. Because, well, this world (Uruguay) is just filled with people who are waiting.
I want to thank you all for the prayers that I receive. Because I know that I am being so blessed :) I’m so grateful for all of you guys and I’m grateful to be here representing the Lord, my savior, Jesus Christ. Its an honor to wear his name every day. And I will not be ashamed. The Lord needs women that will preach the gospel with boldness. (Don’t remember who said that in conference).
I know that God lives. And this is His eternal work. I know that families are eternal. And nothing brings me greater happiness :) I know that we are literal children of a loving Heavenly Father who is helping us in every step in our life.
I hope you all have an amazing week! Look for the miracles in your life! :)
Love, Hermana Jacqueline Wiscombe