Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dios Vive

September 21, 2015

Hola familia y amigos!

Gabriel is someone we've been teaching since I got here. This man has so much faith and truly loves God. When I first came into the area he had only been taught a few times and had also attended church a couple times. At first we met with him once a week but we realized that the date he committed to be baptized was coming up fast. When we met with him Tuesday of this week we asked him if he remembered his baptismal date and he said, "Isn't it this Saturday?" We asked him if he still wanted to be baptized on that day and he said yes. Gabriel met with us everyday this week so we could share with him everything we had to teach. The gospel just made sense to him and each lesson he would share his testimony with us about the things we taught. It wasn't hard to tell that Gabriel has such a sincere desire to follow the Savior. His baptism on Saturday was awesome! After the ordinance Gabriel shared his testimony with everyone and the spirit was so strong. At first he talked about how it was pretty much a miracle that the missionaries were able to contact him in the first place because he had recently changed his phone number but somehow we had the right one even though he remembers giving the missionaries his old number. He said, "It was no coincidence, it was just God working." 

We also participated in a tri-ward youth activity on Wednesday. It was a carnival in the gym and there were a few booths for the missionaries and everything else was games. At the end of the carnival there was a devotional about how we use our agency. It was pretty cool and really well done. 

I don't have much more to mention from the week. Most of it was working with Gabriel and preparing everything for Saturday. Hermana Mendieta and I are working really hard here and we have a couple new investigators that we're excited about! Our teaching pool has gradually been increasing since I got here and it's been such a huge blessing. Heavenly Father continues to amaze me each day. At the end of our companionship inventory for the week some words came out of my mouth that touched me and I'm pretty positive it wasn't me but from the Spirit. We were talking about having faith and I said, "Nothing in missionary work can be ruined. Plans may change but that means new opportunities are presented. Heavenly Father is in the details." I know that this is the work of the Lord. I have absolutely no doubt about that and I am so thankful for that knowledge. There are people who are prepared for the gospel at this time and Heavenly Father will present the path for his servants so that we can bring the gospel to them. I believe that we can look at this quote from a day to day perspective too. I know He is in the details of our lives. I love this gospel. I know it's true. I know we have a Savior and Father in Heaven who love us ever so deeply and have prepared a way that we may return to live with them again. I love you all and hope everyone has a great week! 

Mantener la sonrisa,

Hermana Knowles

Dios vive
1.Dios vive ̮y sé que es mi Padre Celestial,
y el Espíritu me dice que ̮esto es verdad; me dice que ̮es verdad.
2.Al mundo me mandó a ̮obedecer por fe,
y el Espíritu me testifica que podré; me dice que podré.

Gabriel's Baptism

Minnie Mouse birthday party!

Hermana Guardado doesn't kid around when it comes to playing Jenga.

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