Monday, April 14, 2014

Miracles of the mission

Wow, you talking about spring makes me miss the spring days in Maine. Actually, I just miss Maine in general, with the beach and the air and grass and trees... dang. When I get back, I can't wait to send a bunch of time in Maine before I go off to school again.

This past week has been really good. We had an absolutely amazing experience and miracle with an investigador this past week who got baptised. He has been our inversigador for almost 2 months, he was a contact of the past sisters in the area, and he has always wanted to get baptised, he had received an answer that the church is true and everything way before, but his parents were totally against it and he is 16 so they have to give him permission in order for him to get baptised. And he had done everything to try to get them to give him permission to get baptised, he had fasted, and recieved a special blessing, watched church movies with them, and brought missionaries and members over to talk with them, and still they would not give permission, and even through it all, he was so faithful and trusting in the Lord. But this past week, he went to conference, and he told us that when the prophet spoke, he felt the Spirit so strongly and felt that the Lord was going to help him to get baptised soon. And we went and visited him on Wed and he was kind of discouraged and all about his parents, but we read with him Mosiah 24 with him, about the Lord easing the burdens of the people through their patience and faith in Him. (Read this chapter over again, it is super good) and just as our investigador read verse 16 and 17, he stopped and looked up and told us that he felt an amazing peace and sense of joy, that Heavenly Father would help him to get baptised soon. And then, his dad came home randomly, and we all got super nervous cause we were going to try to talk to him again, and we prayed for strength and for his dads heart to be softened. And we talked to him, and randomly, he signed the paper!!! We were all on the verge of tears, we were so happy, it was an amazing feeling, and we said a prayer of thanks after his dad left. And our investigador just got baptised this past saturday! He was sooo happy. When he was lifted out of the water, he just had the biggest smile on his face, and he only said one word, ``Incredible``. The Spirit was really so strong. He is going to make an amazing missionary in 2 years.

Miracles really do happen here in mission feild, and it is really amazing to see them happening every day in the work of Salvation. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ here on the earth today, and that we really have an amazing responsiblily to bring our source of peace and happiness to all those in our lives. This week being Easter and all, we really have the chance to celebrate the live of Christ and all that He has done for us so that we too, can live again. I know that my Redemer lives with all of my heart. :)

I love you guys and have an amazing week! Love, Hermana Wright

Monday, April 7, 2014

Quito!! ;D

Ya, conference was absolutely amazing!!! Wow, I loved it! My favorite talks were from Bednar, about how the loads we have in life give us life saving spiritual traction to progress, and Uchtdorf, about how gratitude is the key to happiness and we should have a grateful attitude, not just list off stuff we are grateful for, and boy have I learned that in the mission! Those 2 talks I really felt were just meant for me, and answered a lot of the questions that I went into to conference with. It was really a great testimony to me about how inspired the words of the apostles and prophets are in these latter days to address the needs of the church and individual members. Really amazing stuff. I also loved the overall theme of love and showing kindness and giving service that is so needed in the world today. If that is not a call to action, I dont know what is!

That is great about Sarah's recitle, I wish I could have been there to see her, must have been really amazing. Yay! Spring! Here it is warmer in Quito than where I was before, and it is really great experience city life! They have such american food here, makes me so happy :D And a real mall!!! Gringo land!! haha good stuff. And my comp is from Peru, from the coast and has very little time left in her mission, so I am learning a ton from her, and we are both keeping each other very animated and motivated with the work of salvation! The members here are great as well, super motivated to work with us and just great people, always happy and laughing.

But the second day I was here in my new sector, I fractured my foot :(
Here is what went down - I was just walking along, a happy missionary, and BAM! random hole in the ground! welcome to quito haha and ya, now I have a fractured foot... :( but ya know, the x rays are pretty dang cool! it's not too bad though, I spent a day in the hospital and I only had crutches for another day, and now I am working again! woot woot! Miracle of the mission, it is really healing soo fast! and I am actually really grateful for this experience, cause I was thinking that I would have to go home, and I was like NOOOOOOOOOO (I was on the verge of tears thinking about if I had to go home because of this) but ya! Now I am just SUPER grateful for everyday that I am blessed with here on the mission! :D Always be grateful for the opportunities and experiences you are blessed with from the Lord.

Dont worry about me, life is good, and I trust in the Lord with every experience working out to my good, to some lesson learned or attribute of Christ developed.

Hope all is good back there, and say hi to everyone for me!!! Love you! Have a great week!
Hermana Wright