Kumusta po kayo??
This week has been....busy!! And I can’t remember half of it!! Haha no just kidding, but really, it was a wonderful week, especially because we had lots of training here in the mission and then the General Conference broadcast as well! So it was just an awesome week of revelation and being taught by the Spirit.
Something that I’ve thought about a lot these couple days is conversion...sometimes I think of conversion as ‘the deliberate decision to follow Christ.’ It made me think...am I really converted? Do I make the choice to follow Christ? And especially for the people we’re teaching, we talk about being converted all the time, but sometimes I think of it as just baptizing people into the true church, or they finally agreed to be baptized...but is it because of their deliberate decision to follow Christ? That’s what we are as members...disciples of Jesus Christ, not just members. I hope I’m really converted...I’m working on it:) I think it’s a good question we can all ask ourselves. Are we converted? And if we are, do our choices reflect that? We should be Christlike, patient, obedient, humble, diligent, always seeking to do His will, not ours...let’s be converted brothers and sisters, that’s what the Lord needs right now :)
I don’t really have anything to talk about...but oh! The Burrogo family! I love them so much! If you remember what I told you before, all the other missionaries and even members said they were a lost cause before...that they would never come back, but to Heavenly Father there are no lost causes and I believe that very strongly. I knew it from the first moment I saw Sister Burrogo. Now they welcome us in all the time, and last week Sister Burrogo finally opened up about her family and all they’ve missed since they’ve stopped coming to church. They had been planning on going to the temple to be sealed but something happened and so it didn’t continue. That kind of hit their faith. She cried and told us how much she misses seeing her kids so excited to go to church on Sunday and the happiness and light that they had before...but she wants to come back. That’s the best part...is she hasn’t given up hope! She wants it so badly, and it shows in everything that’s been happening with them for the last few months. She’s changing- she’s glowing with hope and light and the Spirit and her prayers are so strong. The only problem seemed to be her husband (he’s a member too...they were all baptized as a family). He would never talk to us much and never joined in the lessons and always seemed really sad- but the other night we talked to him and he opened up about everything. And then when we came back he listened! And shared and testified and the Spirit was so strong! Yesterday we saw brother on the street and didn't recognize him at first because he was glowing with the spirit and with peace. It was so great :) They’re coming to church on Sunday and are really excited. I know it’s nothing that we did- it was the Spirit. I love being a disciple of Christ and serving His children. I know that’s why we serve...not just as missionaries, but as disciples- it’s to bless, uplift, love and serve God’s children here on earth. We are not important. I am nothing. I just want to do all I can to make sure God’s children are safe here on earth and for eternity.
Love you all so much!! Take care and please take care of those around you! They need you. The world needs you. Heavenly Father and the Savior needs you.