"None of the separations describe thus far inflict the kind of pain that results from sin. Sin separates us from the preserve of the lord and the influence of the Holy Ghost, I conclude that our most painful separation are those that exist between ourselves and god and between ourselves and our more Christ like natures."----- I read this ensign article during my personal study and it’s so true that when we separate ourselves from our loving heavenly father it affects our spirit. I have seen people on my mission that are lost and confused and have no way of knowing how to regain that relationship with their father in heaven, I know with out a doubt that the lord is on our side and he will always be, if we find our selves feeling like we don’t have a relationship with him we need to start now in developing one.
TRANSFER NEWS: I will be staying here in Durango for another transfer with the same companion sister Lewis. She is amazing and has taught me so many things. They are now having missionaries stay in their areas for a long time about 8 months in an area. I have a feeling that I will be here for quite some time but I know that it’s because the lord wants me here to finish the work that we have started.
This week has been such an amazing week. We had a great spiritual experience. "The pink trailer"
Our day began with some service and then proceeded on to some lessons the night before we were making some plans on what to do we both felt for the last time we should knock on the pink trailer. Now let’s not forget this pink trailer we have been knocking on sense the end of august when I got into this area. We decided to go back and knock this time expecting someone to be home. As we went in the evening we knocked and a young teenage girl answered the door we asked if her mother was home and we hear the mom say" oh let those girls come in" we were a little shocked because she hadn’t even seen us or met us but we walked in. She told us she had just been in a car accident and she wasn’t doing so great, as we talked to her I was confused I had the impression she had been in contact with missionaries before, so I asked, and she looked puzzled she said no I have never ever had missionaries overs.." you mean you guys aren’t the people that my friend said she was going to send from the Baptist church?. Knowing we were not hem we simple explained to her that we felt we should come to her home and hat we were sorry we were not them. She then laughed and we asked if we could share a message, we are now going to meet with her this week. It’s amazing how the lord works in mysterious ways and how he has a sense of humor. This lady expected people from a different church and how funny that we show up, it was perfect timing. I know the lord prompted us to not give up on this pink trailer and he truly prepared her.
This week we also had the opportunity to participate in a youth conference and all of us full time missionaries, were able to teach them and help them get comfortable with sharing the gospel it was neat because we all got to do a musical number and we sang " we'll bring the world his truth" I had the most powerful feeling in my soul that I was supposed to be here and I was truly called by a prophet of god. I love those random spiritual confirmations that uplift me and help me to proceed on with the work.
This Sunday we had the bets Navajo tacos this family made them out of wheat and they were amazing. Who would have ever thought a mission keeps you happy with food and the spirit :)