Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Planting seeds . . . . . . .
Hola todos! This week we had a special mission meeting with one of the members of the seventy- Elder Zavallas from Chile! It was awesome! He talked some about his conversion story. He was baptized when he was 12 years old. He was and still is the only member in his family. He went on to serve a great mission, be a stake president, mission president, and now a general authority. He said that we never know how many ´´apples´´ will come from the seeds that we plant. That the Elders that baptized him had no idea that they would end up seeing him in a General Conference being sustained as a member of the seventy. We are always planting seeds with our hard work and actions of love and fruit WILL come of it. :)
One of the lunches we had this week was with a part member family. A 19 year old girl that was recently baptized, Rocio, served us some great chicken with her mom and one of her older brothers. Later on her aunt who was also recently baptized showed up. Afterwards we shared with them a message about Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon in 3 Nephi 11. An awesome moment happened when the aunt who was recently baptized, Guadalupe, started to share her testimony and love for the gospel. She also started to talk about eternal families and about her brother who died seven years ago. This brother is the dad of Rocio. Almost immediately as Guadalupe started in with stories of him Rocio´s mom and brother started crying. You could just tell that they miss him a lot and that there is still a hole without his presence. The Spirit was strong and I was just once again reminded of the greatness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Families can be forever!!!!! We can see each other again!!!! Death is not the end!!! We have plans to have a family home evening this week and help them feel that even more.
I am so grateful for the gospel and the peace and joy it gives us. Let us always keep the faith!!!