This week was a really good week, all of the conferences and meetings that we had went really well. And... Angel is going to be baptized at the end of this week on Saturday the 17th!
This week we had an amazing lesson with Angel in which we really focused on faith, repentance, and baptism for the remission of sins. The spirit was very strong and he could really feel the importance of needing to be baptized. It was really cool in one moment in which I shared my testimony and then after a brief moment of silence Angel also shared his testimony with Elder Ulloa and I. After he shared his testimony he expressed that he wanted to be baptized at the end of this week. Yesterday we also went to the temple with Angel and he received a confirmation that on the 17th he really should be baptized.
This last week we also found a new family to be able to teach that is a family of eight! haha, wow! They seem like a really great family who could have amazing potential, but it will really depend in their actions to be able to read the Book of Mormon and also pray and ask of God. And you know that we will be doing all that we can to help them in this process.
This coming Sunday is when we are going to get the changes, so there is a chance that next week I will be writing you from a new area and maybe with a new comp, or maybe everything will be the same. :)
Although time is becoming shorter in the mission I feel that my desires to have the spirit and also to be able to invite the spirit into the lives into other people is increasing. No getting trunky here!
P-day today was a lot of fun. We all got together for the last p-day before the change in the new gated community where we are living and had a BBQ and also played some sports. Oh and also the new house is amazing. There are two things in this house that I did not think I would see till I got home. One is a bit of old carpet on the stairs going to the second level and the second is that there is an AC unit in the master bedroom! It is such a massive change to be in this house after some of the other little lame houses I have been in. haha!
Having the visit of Elder Walker of the presidency of the area this last week was really good. He has the name of a white guy but is actually originally from Argentina. Both he and his wife shared some really great messages. I had the opportunity to get a picture with him so I did, I will also attach it down below. The meeting with a bunch of missionaries was good but not as good as the meeting that was just him and the leaders of the mission, a group of 30.
This week I was reading in the church magazine and read a talk about how we all start our life on borrowed light, and that eventually we have to be able to have our own light. Elder Cook then made the comparison to the three kingdoms of glory and how they are compared to the sun, moon, and the stars. The sun has its own light, how the moon simply reflects the light of the sun, and how the stars simply do not have sufficient light. He then made the point that to be able to gain the celestial glory we have to gain our own light/testimony. While I was thinking about how we can gain our own light I thought of these things: reading the Book of Mormon, praying individually and with the family, going to church, attending the temple consistently, serving others. I guess you could say the Sandpoint Seven. That applies for everyone! Lol
I sure love you all and hope that you have a great week, and also that together and also in an individual way we can gain our own light.