Why We Share the Gospel 7/28/14

Thursday, March 3, 2016

It was a great week! We had our Noche de Talentos which was a success, we are preparing for our baptisms in August, and continuing to find new prepared children of God!

The Talent Night was so fun! This ward is full of talented people. The young men did a really cool dance to the song Crazy Madrid by the Jabawakees. Oh and our mission leader and ward missionaries did a hilarious lipsync, they dressed up like an 80s band and they all had crazy names-our mission leader Hno Noe was "Mybaby" the guitarist. I was crying of laughter. I´ll show you the video one day! And then us 4 missionaries sang a medley of "I Know that my Redeemer Lives" "I Feel my Saviors Love" and "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". It sounded great! And the primary did some cute little dances! They were so precious!

Oh and the best part was when our investigator Jason went up! I was so surprised cuz hes a timid 12 year old boy but he wanted to lip sync and he was went all out with it! I guess theres a little hidden rockstar in everyone haha. His mom was so proud!

The members loved it, it was a great night and we had nonmembers come too. The members are just loving all the missionary hype around here. We have a lot of new members coming in, speaking of which- Orlando is doing great! He is loving being a member now and is preparing to go to the temple to have his wife and parents baptized.

And wow, Samuel is so ready to be baptized! He works at a call center all day and his friends noticed he wasnt drinking coffee and they were giving him a hard time about it but he kept his ground and didnt drink it. Before he was drinking 5 cups a day! And now down to 0. He was telling us that when he attended Orlandos baptism all he wanted was to be there himself. And Melvin is so shocked to see Samuel so different because he was apparently one of the most rebellious kids in the school. He shared with us his desire to change for his future kids one day. Hes going to be a bishop one day, I just know it!

We also have bapstisms coming up for Jason, Hermana Guadalupe and Margarita. Guadalupe is like my little grandmother, she is so sweet and Margarita is trying to get a divorce to be baptized, so were working hard with them!

I have felt so grateful for my Heavenly Father for giving me this opportunity to serve Him in such a gratifying way. I have gained a very personal testimony of His divinity. The mission has really changed my life. I feel so close to God and I understand His plan better than I ever have before. I pray that you can all take part in this work, it really changes your life and the life of so many others!

We share the gospel because its our purpose. As Elder Christofferson said,

"We are all asked to be missionaries. And to be effective in sharing   the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must have this purpose in our mind, feel it in our heart, accept it in our soul, and act upon it. When we do, it both inspires and guides us in sharing the gospel. We must keep clear the distinction between the purpose of sharing the gospel, on the one hand,and the means of achieving that purpose, on the other hand.
It is not our purpose just to participate in discussions about the gospel or to talk to anyone and everyone we can about the Church or merely to set goals and make plans. These things are important, but they are a means to an end, and that end is bringing people to Christ."

“Missionary work is an identifying feature of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Always has it been; ever shall it be. As the Prophet Joseph Smith declared, 'After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel.' ”
President Thomas S. Monson, “Come, All Ye Sons of God,” Liahona, May 2013

 Keep praying for personal opportunities to share the gospel everyday with someone and I promise the Lord will give you the means to do so. Also, watch this video of a family who shares the gospel in simple ways and look for the ways they prepared themselves in the beginning and end of their day. They are essential steps in preparing ourselves to share the gospel. And next week I would love to hear about your experiences!

Love you all!

Hermana Infanzon


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