Life is toooo good in Yuma! I’m loving every second I have here to share my testimony and teach the gospel to anyone and everyone who we meet! Time is so precious!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned Alan before, but he’s the best person everrr! He’s a convert of about 3 years. He fell away for a little bit but then came back fairly recently and has been awesome ever since! He has one of the strongest testimonies I’ve ever seen! The hard thing is that he’s deaf there’s no one to communicate with them because no one knows ASL here. But my companion, Hermana Huefner knows it! She’s been here for almost 6 months and she learned everything from Alan! So I’m determined to learn ASL too! Alan FINALLY gave me a sign name too! I’ve been trying to communicate with him since I’ve been here and I’m slowly understanding more and more!
Since he can’t speak with words, he is a huge example to me that you can share the gospel without saying anything. Just by spending time with him, you can tell that he is a disciple of Christ just by his actions.
Sloane was baptized this week!! She is sooo cool! I’ve loved seeing her testimony grow every time we come over for a visit and teach her. Our first visit with her was just 2 weeks ago! She shared her testimony with everyone at her baptism and everyone had their jaw dropppedddd. She is just sooo prepared and excited for what is to come after her baptism. She has seen so many miracles and blessings come into her life the minute she started learning about Jesus Christ and his complete gospel.
I cannot say it enough, I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! It has brought me so much joy to see how this message brings so much peace and hope into the lives of others. Life isn’t supposed to become super easy after you accept Christ into your life, but rather life becomes much better understood. You can be happy, especially in the hardest of times. And I truly do know this because I’ve read and am still reading the Book of Mormon! It has changed my life for the better! I encourage you to start reading it if you haven’t yet! I promise you there are blessing to come.
I love you!! I hope you have the best week!