Monday, August 31, 2015

Week #57 *August 31, 2015

Marjorie’s Baptism

Hey Everyone,

This week was a pretty great week.  This past Saturday we had a baptism of Marjorie. It was a really special day for her and for us.  The spirit was so strong.  We were so worried because the water heater stopped working, the font was having a lot of problems and even with all the calls we had made to remind the young women, they didn’t show up to practice the musical number in time.  As it got closer to time we really started to stress and so me and my companion decided to step aside in a separate room and pray.  In the end it all worked out and the miracle we were praying for came.  Some how the font filled up in time and they were able to fix the water heater towards the end, so it wasn’t as cold as it would have been.  We did the musical number even though the majority weren’t there to practice and it turned out pretty great. She shared the most beautiful testimony.  I am so grateful for the trust the Lord put in us to let us be a part of this conversion process with her.  She is truly a very special young women with such a strong testimony.  I just pray and hope that she will stay active throughout the rest of her life and keep progressing in the gospel.  It turned out to be a beautiful day.  Everyone came together in the end and helped us out so much they prepared a whole bunch of food after and Marjorie was just beaming.  I am so happy for her.

So now that we have had the baptism of Marjorie, we have a whole lot of work to do looking for more people to teach.  The ones that we are teaching just don’t seem to be progressing very well and we are worried that we are going to have to stop teaching some of them this week, including the familia huerta. Please pray for them.  We are just excited to really get working hard and look for some new people to teach.  I know that we are here for a reason and there are people that the Lord is preparing for us we just have to find them.  Please pray for the people in our area that they will soften there hearts so that we can be guided to some new investigators this week.

So this week we have been talking a lot about the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy in our meetings in Church and also in our leadership.  One thing that I really liked came from a talk we read that I don’t remember what is called at this moment but it talked about making the sabbath day truly an enjoyment for us.  The Lord created this day for us.  One thing that I like is that the church never gives a list of exactly what we can or cannot do.  We have the ability to decide in each thing we do on the sabbath day. We should ask ourselves if it is something that will draw us closer to the Lord and help us focus on our Savior Jesus Christ or not.  I invite each and everyone of you to think a little bit this week about your sabbath day observance and think of one thing you could do or change to make your sabbath day observance more focused on the Savior and make it a truly an enjoyment for you.

Love ya,
Hermana Stringham

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