Thanks for all your letters! I really love hearing from you. Tomorrow are transfers. I am really hoping we don`t change and I don`t think we will but you never know. I`ll let you know what happens next week.
This week we finished with a baptism! This family is amazing. The baptism was of their father. He was the last to be baptized, two years after the first. The first was his son, who listened to the missionaries and got baptized without his parents permission. After about a year, the mom finally decided to attend church and was shortly baptized. The daughter did not want anything to do with the church. But then she too, decided to be baptized. Their father is incredible. His faith right now is small, but it is really amazing how, even with the small faith he has, he knew this was the step he needed to take.
I am so strengthened by the faith of these people. Even when they know so little, they can feel the love the God has for each of them and are willing to do whatever it takes to follow Him.
I wanted to share two scriptures with you all that are very well known but that took on new meaning for me this week.
unto themEther 12:27 I love this concept. Through our weaknesses we can become strong in the Lord. But first we have to trust in the Lord and humble ourselves before Him. Admit that we need help and do all that is possible to be worthy of His help.
We need to remember this constantly. Like it says in the baptismal covenants that we all hear every week, if we remember Christ we will receive more of His help and His Spirit. I love how it says ¨they CANNOT fall¨ In other words it is impossible that we fall when we are trusting in the Lord and the commandments that He has given us.
¨Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct they path¨ (Proverbs 3:5-6)
It doesn`t matter who you are, what your worries are, what you have done, These promises always stand. I know he loves us. I know that with all my heart.
Con muchìsimo amor y un abrazo de oso
Hermana Chapman la menor