Sunday, January 18, 2015

It is Summer and it is Hot, Hot, Hot!

So this week was our stake conference! Pday was cleaning and we went out to eat pollo a la braza yum yum yum. Then on Wednesday we had interviews with the president and a revision of our rooms and how we have progressed with our English and Spanish. Friday we had service in the house of a less active and we helped her clean up the main room and dust off a lot of stuff in her garage. Her parents had recently died and she had inherited their house and it was a big task for her. she was recently operated and was really overwhelmed with all that she had to do but it was fun to have service (finally!!!) and see how proud she was of her house afterwards and see her have the doors and windows open when we walked by later that day (before all the chair and sofas were in front of the main door so she couldnt use it). She has been assisting a different church for quite some time and almost was re baptized again, but were working with her and her doubts to be able to reaffirm her testimony in the Church of Jesus Christ.

In our night session of Stake conference we focused a lot on the function of ward council and these new forms that were using for the progress of recent converts and menos activos. It was cool for those who participate in ward council, but I felt a little bad for the youngsters and the menos aticvos we brought that the information went a little over their head. Sunday was super cool, and super full. It's summer here so hot hot hot hot. There is not air conditioning and so the fans were on full blast. As we sat in the back on the stage it made me think of a "to kill a mockingbird" courthouse where were all packed in anxiously listening with our pamphlets as fans fanning ourselves to not faint. Hahha it was fun. I really liked the President Erickson´s talk about how he compared the church of the Zoramites and the church of Jesus Christ. he then said that these two distinct churches can share the same chapel. we have to ask ourselves to which church we belong. Where we go and only listen Sundays and then return to our lives during the week, or do we attend a church were we continually try and apply the teachings and share the gospel with others. He also talked about how Lehi and other prophets were blessed for what they DID. not what they thought, what they attended to do, what they thought, what they said, preached, testified, or shared. But for the Action. what they did. It made me think about what were DOING not just saying.

This week we also found a sister of a member that lived in my old area. Were teaching her and it was funny how we found her. We passed by and I thought, where have I seen her before. And once again we passed by and we introduced ourselves and then she told me how she was the sister of Pedro from Collqiue and I was like OOOHHHHH yeaaaa!!!!! we had a lesson last night where we left a book of Mormon so well see how it progresses.

Thanks everyone for your continual support over this last year! I hope that the lord blesses you and the missionaries that live in your area and that we can work together to hasten the work!

Hermana Bowers

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