Wow! What a week!
MARIA GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really, truly could not have been happier! We have worked and loved and worried that she could feel the Spirit and know that she is 100% clean and ready to start over for Christ! I cannot describe how it feels to see the hand of God in the lives of those we love and serve. I read this scripture in Alma 26:11, and it perfectly described what I was feeling:
I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
This is said by an amazing missionary in the Book of Mormon. I testify that this is the potential that we all have! I remember reading this my first transfer and thinking, I would give anything to know I had been the instrument in God´s hands. I can honestly say now that I am not the best missionary, with all my heart I wish I was better, BUT I KNOW I have seen miracles. I know that God has led me, I know that I have helped people that only I could help, BUT I do not ¨I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.¨(Alma 26: 12).
I just feel grateful, truly grateful, and I will Praise his name forever for what I have seen and done, only in and through his direction and force.
SED DE BUEN ANIMO, never let it get to you! You will always be led if you pray, and when we work with God, we are promised that he will never ever let us fail! I testify the truth of this and promise that we are never alone, never left friendless.
Sed de buen animo,
PS We had transfers and now I am in Santiago central , but with Hna McCoard still : ) Till next time : )