Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February 15, 2016 - More consecrated, more loving . . .

Zona Atlantica

Richard and Raymond :)
This week was kind of crazy, but good! We barely spent any time in was raining super super hard, like all week, and we have to go through like the mountains to get to San Jose, and we had a conference there on Thursday so they got scared so we had to leave on Wednesday, and then we had to stay til Friday later....but it was still good! And the Conference was amazing. Elder Ochoa from the 70 came, and he talked a lot about how we can be better. More consecrated, more loving, work harder, teach repentance, be one with Christ. I don't know. I left so motivated to be so much better!!! There's so much to do always to be better, to act more like Christ would act, to say what He would say. Christ's will is that we teach repentance and baptize converts here. There's so much work to do! 

The week before last week we had a baptism! Two brothers, Richard and Raymond, got baptized! :) Richard is 12 and Raymond is 9. They're seriously such good little boys, so so fun and so cute. And it was really cool how we found them! It was like the first week with Hermana Tabora, and it was like 8:30 at night, and lots of times at that time we just go visit a member who is sort of less active by our house and read the book of Mormon with them. But we decided we wanted to use every minute, and we just talked to a girl who was sitting outside, and invited her to church! And she and Richard came on Sunday, and then Raymond and Richard started coming every Sunday, came to a baptism and loved it, and asked to be baptized! It was super neat to see them. They LOVE learning about the church, Raymond loves Primary, they love to read the Bibile and Book of Mormon together. But, they couldn't go to Church last Sunday, so they got confirmed yesterday. But it was funny, haha usually they come right on time, but yesterday they came late. And I was freaking out while playing piano, playing the opening hymn so slow so they could get there on time for the confirmation, and we were so lucky that the Bishop got up and started talking and talking...and they walked in just in time! Haha it was such a miracle. I love the family a lot, they're a family of 8 kids all under the age of 15, and we're teaching two of the sisters now! It's so great.

Also, this week was super interesting. Since we were on buses a lot, I got to talk to a lot of different people. And for the first time in my mission, I met someone who didn't believe in God, or Jesus Christ. I was so surprised!!! That someone could not believe in them, I almost didn't know what to say. But I just testified. I'm so glad for the knowledge I have that Jesus Christ really lives, and that He loves us. That we really do have the opportunity to change our lives and be better and become more like Him through the power of His Atonement. And I tried to invite the man to pray, but he said no. But at the end, he accepted taking a card, when at first he said no way. But seriously it was just so interesting and so sad to talk to someone who didn't have hope of living after this life, of being with their families forever, because without Christ, we can't have those blessings. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, andwhat He did for us.

I love you all soooo so much!! Have the best week!!
This world's so cool!
Love, Hermana Moon

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