Monday, October 17, 2016

October 3rd - "1, 2, 3 Be A Missionary" Week 71

Hola famila!

Wasn't conference incredible!!!! I love general conference, its a weeked of inspiration and blessings. I loved that during conference they taught all the missionary lessons 1, 2, and 3 and invited everyone to be a missionary because in the long run that's what we all are! Missionaries!!! I was also touched how they talked about prayer and repentance. This morning as I was studying in Alma I was touched by the examples of The anti nephi lehis

 Now when Ammon and his brethren and all those who had come up with him saw the preparations of the Lamanites to destroy their brethren, they came forth to the land of Midian, and there Ammon met all his brethren; and from thence they came to the land of Ishmael that they might hold a council with Lamoni and also with his brother Anti-Nephi-Lehi, what they should do to defend themselves against the Lamanites.
 Now there was not one soul among all the people who had been converted unto the Lord that would take up arms against their brethren; nay, they would not even make any preparations for war; yea, and also their king commanded them that they should not.

Repentance is the process that makes it possible to change, and once we have changed we must be firm in our decision to keep choosing the right. We must make our plans of what we will do when temptations come our way, and then stick with our decision, never looking back, nor planning ifs or buts. 
This week we had exchanges and I went to Simon Bolivar with Hermana Larson. But she's confined to the pension since she is having medical problems so we spent the whole day in the house....that was definitely a bummer but we were able to talk and hopefully she felt a little more excited by the time i left.
We also had leadership council this week. President really focused on the importance of talking with everyone. Hermana Gemin and I have set lots of goals to get better at that and it has been so fun. Before i always felt like there were few people in the streets in our area, but since we started talking with everyone the streets are OVERFLOWING with people. Funny how a change of attitude can change things, and I'm sure the Lord is putting more people in our path after seeing our effort. Coming back from leadership council our bus broke down in a small town Maria Elena. It's an hour between Tocopilla and Calama. It was 11:30 at night and was pretty cold, but we and the zone leaders decided to make the best of our 2 hour wait and walked to the plaza. There was a little boy playing soccer who asked to take a picture with us. We got back to Arica at 10 in the morning and left straight to work. 
The biggest miracle this week was that Mauricio and his family the AvendaƱos came to conference! They are progressing little by little, and everytime they call they've read a little more of the book of mormon. The hardest thing has been helping both the husband and wife feel the same things about the gosel since they come from distinct religious upbringings and always seem to have differing opinions but hermana gemin and I
are super excited about their progress!!! 
have a great week!

Hermana Freedman

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