Monday, June 6, 2016

May 23rd, 2016

Hola familia! 
This week has been pretty interesting! It turns out that I have a sinus infection and my companion has parasites that are making her really sick. So we haven't worked in two days going on three. The humidity here is just killing me!! It is so cold that I sleep with four pairs of pants and shirts and it is still a little cold! But hey everything happens for  reason no? 
We were really worried that our investigator wasn't going to come to church this week because we weren't there and as a result his baptismal date was going to fall through. But he totally came! So we should have a baptism next week! 
Marcelo is seriously so great! We have these folletos, pamphlets, that we give to people when they have a baptismal date so that they can see what all they have to do before their baptism. Well earlier this week we taught him about the restoration and invited him to pray to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon was true. He told me already did it and he knew it was true! He saw that there was something he needed to do in his folleto and wants to be as prepared as he can be! Then he told us he grabbed a tithing slip to pay tithing this week and we haven't even taught that yet! He is progressing soo well! We are super excited! 
This week I was reading in Jacob and a scripture stood out to me. Like always in the Book of Mormon the Nephites are in war with the Lamanites. But in Jacob 7:25 it says, Wherefore the people of Nephi did fortify against them with their arms, and with all their might, trusting in the God and rock of their salvation, wherefore they became as yet, conquerors against their enemies. I really liked this scripture because it talks about how they fortified themselves. Are we doing what we can to fortify ourselves against our enemies? Are we saying our prayers? Reading the scriptures? Following the promptings of the holy ghost to guide us? All of these things are tools that Heavenly Father has given us to help fortify us in this life. I hope you can take some time this week to think about how you can better fortify yourself! I hope you all have a great week! I love you all! 
Hermana Rich
Hermanas Rich and Davila

Hermanas Rich and Davila

Hermanas Harpole, Bagle and Rich

Hermans Rich and Harpole - reunited!  YAY!

President and Sister Cook and Hermana Rich

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