A few experiences stick out in my mind that I want to share with you guys. Saturday night my companion and I were with some less actives. We’ve been working with them, and trying to visit them once a week. Hermana Paredes and I decided that we wanted to show them a super simple video. Its 3 minutes and its when Christ came to the Americas. Its called "My Joy is Full". Then afterwards we shared our testimonies on Jesus Christ. I felt that I should share with them an experience that I’ve had on my mission. An experience when I could feel that Heavenly Father was listening to me. I bore my testimony, talking through my tears, and the spirit was really strong. We left and Gustavo (the dad), thanked me for my testimony and thanked us for coming. And guess what?! THEY CAME TO CHURCH YESTERDAY!!! For the first time since we’ve been here in this area! It made me so happy!
Yesterday in church I was also able to give a talk on prophets and how important they are in our life. And how we have been given prophets because God loves us so much. He wants us to have this direction in our lives. And how they work under the direction of the priesthood and how every one of us can receive personal revelation if we seek out the Holy Ghost. I think it went well!
We also had a lesson with Familia Peñaloza last night because there son in getting baptized the 4th of September. (he’s turning 8). So Hermana Paredes and I prepared something for them to do. We brought a styraphom (dont know how to spell that) board and we cut out little foot prints and a sun. We wrote different things that we can do (faith, repentance, baptism, etc) to be able to have eternal life on the footsteps and we had them all paste it on the board. It turned out really cute! Ill send pictures.
We were also able to show a less active family last night the video of Joseph Smith (like an hour long). I love that movie! I love learning more about the life of Joseph Smith. He did so much for us. And because everything that he did, we now have the priesthood in our lives :) We have so many blessing that come from the priesthood!
I want to share 2 Nephi 25:26. We should have Christ be the center of our lives, and if we do that, when he comes, we will be prepared :)
I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!
Hermana Jacqueline Wiscombe