How was everyone's week? I hope everyone had the best of Valentine's Day! Here, it wasn't much, sadly, a lot of drinking.. But as for me and my companion, we got to spend the day preparing a little girl to get baptized! I know that this was the best thing she could have done this Valentine's Day to feel the Savior's love. There was also a baptism the following day, Sunday, of a girl of 8 years old. Although they are oh so little, I know that they both made thir own decision to come into the fold of God. I know this covenant will bless their lives forever. What a beautiful blessing it was to witness these wee little ones accept the love of Christ. We all can follow their examples and become as little children, accepting the love of the Lord. Be humble. We dont have to know everything to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. As long as we do what we can, and follow his commandments, he will bless us and we can become as little children, humble and meek. Another blessing to see from this baptism was to watch a 17 year old boy baptize his little niece. José has so much love for this gospel. Although he is the youngest in his family, with his brother being 40 years old, he is always being an example to his brothers and sisters. There is a very small number of youth here, and so to see that he was worthy to baptize, to exercise his preisthood power, it was a testimony builder to me that at any age, at all ages, we need the gospel. And we can be strong at any age, any stafe of our lives.
Everyday I am just seeing so many blessings, all of the tender mercies from the Lord. This work is hard, and everyday is a challenge. And so here on the mission I have learned to look for every single, little, wonderful, blessing from the Lord. I know that he is here helping us along the way, in everything that we. As long as we are doing what we are supposed to do.
This week we found a lady that had been a reference for a very long time.Her name is Flora. We had tried contacting her for a while, like 5 or 6 different times. But each time she wasnt there. But this last time, we finally found her. And what a blessing it was! We talked to her for a while and found out that her husband died 12 years ago with 6 children to take care of. She has also had many moments in her life that have been a struggle for her. But one thing that she never lost was her faith. She is so strong. We taught her about the plan of salvation and that she will be able to see her husband again, thanks to the gospel and Jesus Christ. She was so accepting of everything and she told us in the next visit that she knows that its all true. We will contintue working with her to build her faith in Christ and his church. I know that God is preparing his children. Maybe with a few challenges, humbling experiences, or something else, but he is always preparing. And so now our job is to find! I am so happy to be a missionary here, to help in any way I can. Everything is for the Lord and to help him find his lost sheep!
Well, again, have an amazing week! Jajoecha peve!
Love, Hermana Liesel Wiscombe