Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hi family! This week was wonderful! Its been raining like crazy lately at night but the days are hot as always.

We celebrated Ismaels birthday on Monday with, of course, pupusas! The bishop bought him a beautiful bible and his wife was jealous haha. Hno Ismael said he had never celebrated his birthday before (what???) and he felt special.

Well, Monica and Roberto are still doing greeaattt. We took them to the stake president´s son´s wedding on Saturday to excite them for theirs! 
Unfortunately, the laywer didnt get the papers in time to have the wedding this Saturday so they will be married and baptized on the 1st of November.

Im bummed but not really because whats important is that they do it, not if Im there. But it was the greatest blessing that I was able to meet them before I finished my mission! They are going to be amazing leaders in the church.

Also, Orlando is going through a hard time. He has a girlfriend named Lilian who has Leukemia and shes really sick right now. If you can all pray for her that she gets better that would be a big help! 

But thankfully he has the gospel that he says has been a great source of strength for him. The gospel truly does strengthen us in the hard times, just like the people of Alma in Mosiah 24. They didnt even feel their burdens- 

14 And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon yourshoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, evenwhile you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand aswitnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety thatI, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.

 15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laidupon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord didstrengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease,and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will ofthe Lord.

We have many investigators lately who feel burdened and weighed down with the trials of the Lord, I know God has sent us to comfort and strengthen them in their afflictions. 

I invite you to rely on the Lord when you are struggling with the challenges of life. Say a humble prayer, read the scriptures, or serve someone! Just like our prophet taught us a couple weekends ago, the Lord walked the path of pain and temptation so that we could overcome ours.

We started teaching a woman named Norma who is very interested! So we met Norma looking for another contact one day and we knocked on her door by accident. She let us in and we shared a message with her. She told us her husband died a few years ago and her kids live far away so she feels alone. We told her about the plan of salvation and invited her to pray. 

Well she  surprised us by calling us on friday night and told us she wanted to come to church! We gave her a tour of the chapel on Saturday and had a lesson in la sacramental. The spirit was so strong and she started crying because she felt sad and like there was something missing in her life. We testified to her that the gospel would fill that hole and she committed to come to church and learn more. Im grateful we found her that day, it was a testimony builder to me that Heavenly Father is truly aware of our needs.

Oh yeah, and there was a little earthquake on Monday, so that was fun! It was pretty strong, the house was jiggling and wiggling like it was a toyhouse being attacked by a child haha. But nothing happened to us! I only felt dizzy afterwards. All is good in Zion!

I am so grateful for my time here in the service of the Lord, I cant believe its my last full week! But Im gonna give it all I got! And anything leftover I have Im gonna use to go out with the sisters at home! Haha, 

I cant wait to keep being a missionary. Its really just the beginning, Ive been given training to become a lifelong missionary. The real test is how much I share the gospel in normal day life. 

I hope we all capture the vision of our Fathers work and follow the example of our Savior and Brother to bring his children home!

All my love!

Hermana Infanzon

pics- Ismaels pupusa birthday gathering
-we had helado with the other hermanas´investigator, Hno Jose. Hes so presh! Hes been all over the world and shares the coolest stories with us
-Jackelin and Miguels wedding (Monica is on my left)


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