Monday, April 27, 2015

El Libro de Mormon, I Love It!

Buenas Dias FAM! :) 
Well yay..... crazy day, and miracle in the end.... M was baptized this last week! :) Saturday as we were getting everything ready for her baptism, we called her and she told us that her cousin passed away and she was going to the funeral and didn’t know if she wanted to get baptized.  We were sad, but didn’t want to her to feel we were pushing her to get baptized, if that was not what she wanted.  :( But later that day as we walked by the church to give back the keys of the chapel, M was there in front with her towel ready to be baptized.  Oh M :)  So we called up Presidente V and we filled up the pila in the other chapel (because ours didn’t have any more water that day.) and M was baptized. :) Crazy day, but I am grateful for all the prayers that I know you guys offered for her.  She is going to seminary right now with her friend K who introduced us to her.  

Another reason I know Heavenly Father answers prayers was this week, Hermana G and I went to go visit some of the new investigators we found in this part of Talanga that is a little farther out.  When we got there, after we taught with one hermana who was not too interested in the end... not one of our other investigators was there! So after going to a couple houses, we started walking back to where the buses are.  We saw one of the hermanas we taught outside with some guy.  So we walked over to talk with them and found out that the guy was her spouse and they are not married, but have one son.  He was baptized in our church when he was 16.  We taught with them a small lesson about how families can be together forever, and then started talking about the Atonement and reptentacne.  He said there were things he still needed to repent of, but I could tell he still remembered about what he had learned from the other missionaries who baptized him.  He told us that he hadn’t prayed in years, but the day before he had a feeling in his heart that he should pray, and he did.  And then the next day, we found him.  We invited them to come to church with us Sunday, and even though they didn’t come yesterday :( I know that Heavenly Father loves us all, and through his sons and daughters we can help others feel his love and know that he is aware of us. 

Let’s see, also this week we had an activity in the park, and we made these huge cut outs of cardboard with our district to contact people about the Book of Mormon and the Bible and how we believe in BOTH! It was actually really good, and we talked to a lot of people.  Unfortunately most of the contacts are for the other missionaries in their area, but we are doing it again Saturday :) 
I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and understand more now of how blessed we are that Heavenly Father gave us a second testament of his Son.  This week we had interviews with Pres, and I always love talking with him!   He had us this week work on memorizing a scripture from the Book of Mormon about the Atonement.  We have taught so many people this week about the Book of Mormon, that this week I chose the scripture in 1 Nephi 25: 23, 25 where it talks about why our prophets wrote the Book of Mormon… so that our children will know where to look for the remission of their sins. (memorized it in spanish) :) 
But I have never felt closer to my Savior than I have now, reading and applying the words of the scriptures in my life.  Like Nephi I Delight in reading the words from our prophets!!! I know that our Savior lives.  I know that He came to earth to take upon Him our sins, and pains, and sorrows all because we needed a Redeemer to return to live with Heaveanly Father.  I know that They love us, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church of God on earth today. 

Love you all so much! Thank you for all your prayers for the people here.  Keep in your prayers this week B to recieve an answer to his prayer that Joseph Smith was a true ´prophet, and that the family we are teaching will have time to listen to us again this week because they are always busy right now :( (E and D) 

Hermana Nichols 

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