Transfers are next week, so if I don’t email next week I apologize. It’s so weird that it doesn’t feel like this transfer is ending. That’s strange because usually by the end of the transfer, you feel like it needs to end. Haha.
As I was writing one of my cousins back (shoutout to Goygoy!) I
realized that as of right now all my happiness is coming from the fact
that my investigators are really happy and enjoying The Spirit,
knowing that they’re in the right path because they can feel it. Last
night we had a wonderful lesson with the couple that we have on date
and after the closing prayer, Ricardo took a deep breath and said “I
can feel the peace.” That actually sounded a lot better in Spanish (a
lot of things do) but they were explaining that they have their busy
weeks and it’s always nice to finish off the week with us feeling The
Spirit when we come by and them knowing that this is RIGHT. It feels
good. I’m happy.
We had Stake Conference yesterday and it was all in Spanish! There
were translator’s there for the speakers that only knew English. But
it was such a wonderful conference! Something that was lovely that
I’ll never forget is when the Illinois Chicago Temple President spoke.
He said that when he was a kid he loved playing this one game called
Connect the Dots. You had to find the beginning and the end and then
you would have this beautiful picture. He explained that’s exactly how
it is in the temples when you connect the dots and then we find the
beginning and the end. Think about it 😉 We see the big picture.
Problem is, when people leave the temple, they forget that big
beautiful picture and that’s why we have to keep going. The temple is
there to keep us in, not keep us out.
Hermana E. Whitney 3/10/14
Soo my shout outs! Haha
Buenas tardes! Thank you all very much for the birthday wishes! They
are very much appreciated 🙂 I had a wonderful birthday and took a
trip to the temple with my comp and one of our members, J___. She
has been wanting to take a trip there and for us to come with her just
to take a trip and have a nice temple walk. It was quite the
experience for me. I couldn’t had asked for a better time or place to
be than on my birthday. Even though we didn’t go in, the Spirit was SO
strong. I enjoyed just looking at it and enjoying the strong Spirit
felt. I was reminded 🙂
Monday night we went to a less active family’s home and just decided
to stop by. It was a beautiful night with them! The three kids were
home and their ages are 22, 19, 14 (?). The two oldest are girls and
the youngest is the boy. But we ended up having a fun night with them
and started sharing our most favorite scriptures with them, and they
did the same. It was one of the sweetest moments I’ve had since being
in this area. The Spirit was there.
Last night we had a lesson with Ricardo and Carmen, our people on
date! They are just the best. I love them so much. They have two boys
and they always tell us that having us around is like having the
daughter’s that they never had. We taught them last night about the
Book of Mormon and its relation to the Bible. Ricardo says, “It’s like
the mama and the papa.” I DIED LAUGHING. The fact that we learn from
both the Bible and the Book of Mormon and that they go together made
his analogy of them made it even FUNNIER! I couldn’t stop laughing and
neither could anyone else. It was great. Please pray for them that
they get baptized this month!
This church is so true. I’m grateful every single day for having this
beautiful opportunity to serve a mission. The greatest thing I’ve ever
done. I love this.
Love Always, Hermana E. Whitney 3/3/14
P.S. Daddy, I hope you had a Super, Duper Happy Birthday! I love you big time.