Monday, March 23, 2015

Week #32 * March 9, 2015

Hey everyone,

So this week has been pretty good.  I have loved working here In Talca. The week has just flown by.  

We are working with a lot of less actives here that are progressing really well and are returning to the church.  As to investigators more than anything we are just looking for some new people to teach. Please pray for us to be able to find people interested in our message. That has been a really challenge this week.

This week we had divisions so, I got to go to a sector in Contitucion, which is like 2 hours from here. It is a little town on the coast.  That was really fun, but it is pure huge hills in that sector and so the Hermanas there get a real good work out everyday.

I have been reading the Book of Mormon a lot trying to keep up with the challenge that our mission President gave us and it has been really good.  I have loved reading in the Book of Mormon each morning and night it has been a real blessing.  I have felt the spirit in my live and I know that we are going to see a lot of success as a mission as we complete with this Challenge that our mission president has asked us to do.

Just a little look at some of the People we are teaching.  Jaime is a investigator that they have been teaching for a while he is doing well and goes to church every week and wants to be baptized one day but doesn’t want to commit to a baptism date and is struggling to quit smoking.  Please pray for him we are not sure what to do to help him to progress.  We are working with a less active named Kristina who is a single Mom with 3 kids. She has been very overwhelmed because she has a lot on her plate, but she has a strong desire to return to the church and it has been amazing to watch all the sacrifices she is making to try to get back on the right path.  We are working with a lot more less actives and recent converts that I am really just beginning to know, but it has been really cool to get to see the other side of missionary work.  It has been such a great joy helping those who for one reason are another have strayed away from the church, but now have desires to work and are working hard a making many sacrifices to return.  It has just reminded me of just how important that little things are to keep us strong in the gospel, because it can be so easy to get a little off track with something little and pretty soon you are way off track and it is a long hard process to return.  I have noticed with them, that it never starts with something big. It almost always starts with not reading the scriptures each day and then pretty soon not praying and from there things just went down hill.  That is why it is so important as it says in doctrine and covenants that we are always anxiously engaged in a good cause working on our spiritual progression!

This week really has been good but more of just a normal week so sorry for the short email.  I will try and write more next week!

I love you all and I am always praying for you!

Love ya,
Hermana Stringham

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