Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all enjoy some fireworks later tonight! And enjoyed chasing chickens! We definitely have to go next year! :)
This week has been so amazing! And has really been focused around how Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us that will help us be happy here and the life to come! And it includes families and the blessings of the temple and being willing to follow!
On Thursday we met President and Sister Townsend! They are from Washington, but have been in Peru for the past couple of years, so they speak Spanish! Which is wonderful! He is very much like President Jenkins with regards to the mission rules which is great to make the transition a little bit easier! And at our meeting on Thursday he shared with us his vision for the mission and it was amazing to see that it was pretty similar to President Jenkins! It was amazing to see how both men were truly inspired by Heavenly Father and the visions
were similar! I am excited to serve with him and his wife!
This week as we stopped by our investigators's houses we actually had the opportunity to meet several of their children and have lessons with them which was really awesome because now we can teach the whole
family! I am so excited!
At the beginning of the week we had the chance to visit one of the less actives we are working with, Rosa, and we had such a great lesson about the blessings of the temple and how that is the place Heavenly Father wants all of His children! Like President Uchtdorf said in conference, it doesn't matter how you got where you are at right now, He just wants you on the path to come back! I know that is so true!
Later in the week on Thursday we had the opportunity to teach the plan of salvation to another less active to help her understand that the promises she made with God and her family in the temple a few years ago will allow her to be with her family forever, as long as she was willing to do her part here on Earth! I am so grateful for the
knowledge of the plan of salvation and that because of Jesus Christ we all have the chance to return back to Heavenly Father with our loved ones! We just have to do our part! Which is often the hardest part but we have the help of the Savior!
Friday night we had such a great lesson with a pair of sisters, Julia and Sixta. We were able to teach them a little bit about temples and how living the gospel of Jesus Christ will allow them to be able to enter the temple! And that their families can enter and be sealed for time and all eternity! This is one of the greatest blessings I love to
share with the people here in Mesa!
Yesterday a less active family came to church and it was truly the sweetest thing to see them all just sitting together! They are the cutest family and they only have the best that lays ahead of the them! But most definitely the highlight of my week was yesterday while we were at the visitors center! There was a less active visiting from
Texas and he came in because he just had the feeling he needed to be at the Mesa temple! So he came and we were able to talk to him a little bit about how his time at the visitors center was just what he needs to have the encouragement to come back! Heavenly Father is in the details! I know He loves His children and wants them to come home!
This week look for ways how Heavenly Father is in the details of your life and guide you!
I love you all so much! Thanks for all of your love and support! Be safe! Have a great week!
Follow up on cookies!
Sadly the clouds came and so our baking time was cut short... :( so we
ate cookie dough balls! But the Arizona summer has only just begun and
so we will have round two in the future!
Visitor Center missionaries with President and Sister Jenkins
When President and Sister Jenkins returned to Meridian after their mission, they brought a package home for Abby. They took a picture in front of our home and sent it to Hermana Hart.