This Conference Sunday was amazing and I learned so much. I loved the ponderize message and have even begun to apply it and have learned so much. The best part about this weekend for me was the miracle baptism we had right before the Sunday morning session. Jessica Matias got baptized and many of her friends that are members attended and her twin sister. It was a great spiritually filled baptism.
September was a tough month for us, but that meant it was a good month of learning and now we are seeing miracles as we have put that learning into practice. This Saturday we are getting a couple married and then the husband will be baptized Sunday! And then in a year they will go to the temple and be sealed for eternity. We Baptize Families! His name is Josue Hernandez. We also have a young man who went to conference who is planning on being baptized the 18th of this month as well as our investigator Francisco Giron who was in the hospital this week but was able to receive permission to attend a session of General Conference. It has been a great start and I am so excited to help all these people whom I love so much in their spiritual progress.
As for the conference I learned about ponderizing. But one of my favorite talks was by Larry G. Lawrence about What Lack I yet. One thing I have learned in the mission is that I am here to make changes to my life and always being better and better as a disciple of Christ. I took that challenge and have now made the goal to always ask that question in order to become what my Heavenly Father wants to be. Something my mission president always says is " The mission doesn't change anybody, the atonement changes everybody" The mission hasn't changed me, it has just helped me to understand the atonement of our Redeemer.
I just want to share a thought from the scripture I am ponderizing which is 1 Nephi 1:1 I love how it says seeing many afflictions and because of his afflicions he was favored in the eyes of God. God gave many afflictions to Nephi to prove his discipleship and Nephi came through and this was why he was highly favored of the Lord. We too have many afflicions given to us and now we just need to decide if we want to be highly favored of the Lord and an instrument in his hands or not. I hope you all choose to be as well! I love you all,