It was so great to see some familiar faces, and talk to all of you yesterday. Strange enough, it felt like all a dream that came, and went so fast. Once again, Happy Mother´s day to the best mom that anyone could have. I am so so greatful for you and everything that you do for me. There are so many thing I love and cherish about you, you mean so much to me! I hope that you day was special, and that you know that each of us kids just adore you and are so greatful for you!
My mothers day went a bit like this:
-Running around to get our investigators do church (4 miles before 9:00am..) but it was great because we had Betty Johan, Denise, Olrile, and Linda (who are from Haiti) all there. Also Raquel and Fabiana. It was a wonderful sacrament meeting focused on mothers, and the importante role that they have in Heavenly Fathers plan.
-After church we had lunch with a Family which was homemade pizza, and chocolate cake, working to get in all of our lessons, and meeting Gods elects, and highlight, talking to all of you! Sorry that my english was a bit rough...
This week I focused a lot on studing more and more about Christs Atonement. In Elder Balard´s words: “Christ´s Atonement also enablel us to do good and become better in ways that stretch far beyond our mortal capacities. The Savior has suffered not just for our sins and iniquities but also for our physical pains and anguish, our weaknesses and discouragement, our regrets and remorse, our despair and desperation, the injustices and inequitie we experience, and the emotional distresses that beset us. There is no physical pain, no spiritual wound, no anguish of soul of headache, no infirmity or weakness you or I ever contront in mortality that the Savior did not experience first.”
I am so greatful to know that Christ understands us perfectly and knows what trials and difficulties we are passing.
I was able to see the Atonement work in Ana´s (an investigator) life this week. She has smoked all her life and thought that she was uncapable of stopping. We have been working for her for a few weeks now, and this week she told us an experience of what happend with her. She said that everytime she went to smoke, she looked at the Picture of Christ that we gave her, and she make it to 3 days of not smoking. On the 4th day, she had a stress case and went to smoke. She said she put the cigarette in her mouth, and got so nauseous that she through the cigarrette from her and vowed to never, ever smoke again. MIRACLE!
Love my family. So much. You all mean the world to me!!