Monday, September 15, 2014

September 8, 2014


This week was such a great week! As I have learned that baptism weeks are the best but also the craziest of your mission specially when its a family! We worked really hard this week trying to get everything ready with the ward and the members so that they could be there to support them! I hit my one year mark this week and I cannot believe its already past me. Missionary work is the best and I wouldn't of rather spent it any other way!
 This week I want to tell you about another amazing family. They are the family whose son was just baptized two months ago in the YSA here. The Dad of the family walked into our chapel a month ago because he wanted to find out more information on this church who had totally changed his sons life from drinking and drugs to a person so converted to God. We have continued to teach him and his wife with their son right along side of them supporting them. They are the most amazing family the spirit i feel when we teach them lessons is just indescribable. I have taught a lot of spiritual people on my mission, but its not necessarily the faith that they have that brings the spirit but its what they do with their faith that makes them so amazing. They take everything we say to heart. When we give them commitments they do them with all the got. We gave them the last talk Thomas S. Monson gave at conference call Love the essence of the gospel. They not only read it, but they sad ever sense then every body they look at they just love them and they now think of everyone as children of God! The gospel is so amazing, but if we do not apply it we are wasting that knowledge that we received and we will loose that knowledge fast with out practicing it. The mom in just a few weeks has almost finished up to Alma in the Book of Mormon and as she came out of church she said I know this is the truth I want to be baptized. It has been such a blessing to teach them and it makes me strive harder every day to be worthy to feel that spirit every time we teach them! 
We had an amazing zone training this week in Montreal to get us ready for a General Authority to come at the end of September. They really talked about having Faith, hope and having it lead to charity. As missionaries we must have a lot of faith and hope to know as we are talking to people that God will place those children that he has prepared before us! 
  Like i said this week was so great and the baptism turned out so wonderful. so many people were able to come even all the young women and young men stopped their activity so that they could come to the baptism and support the young man getting baptized. Sister Alvarez was able to come and give a wonderful talk. We were so thankful for the support of the members because the whole baptism was in Spanish for the family because they cannot speak French and not all the members know Spanish. As the each member of the family got baptized the smiles on their face explained everything they couldn't wipe the smile off. It was a feeling indescribable to see the family enter the waters of baptism! On Sunday they were all confirmed members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. I know as they keep following the right path that they can be an eternal family.
I am so thankful for my family and that we can be together forever. Its such a great message to share with others and I invite you to do the same! Have a great week!!!

-Hermana Dick

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