"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Monday, October 21, 2013

Showers of Blessings

Hey Every one! 
I'm doing well in Tobago...Except I have had a pretty bad cold all week! I have a lot of head and chest congestion and one day I had to stay inside because when I would stand up it felt like my head was going to explode and I also had a fever. It really sucked but now I'm doing good and just have the sniffles. It's not really fun being sick and also doing missionary work at the same time. It is really draining. Although I did get some good nap time because that's what the mission doctor told me to do...Sleep! It was the best Gift I could receive at the time! Oh boy did it feel so amazing to get some extra sleep!

I was able to give quite a few blessings this week. They were all very good experiences for me and I wrote them all in my journal. It still amazes me to be an instrument in the Lords hands. I absolutely love that feeling of love and appreciation when I do something right. My testimony has grown so much in the powers of the priesthood since I have been on Tobago.

C---- is doing great but didn't come to church yesterday so we have to push his date back a week...but that's a small thing! We taught him last night and had a good lesson with him about the Plan of Salvation and how families can be together. It was a really great lesson and the spirit was really strong! He accepts everyting we teach which makes it really cool and awesome! Were going back over on Wednesday, to teach The Plan in full detail! It will be a good lesson I'm sure.

Another awesome baptism in the ocean -- while it was raining! What a blessing to be 'Clean'!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

BuMp Day!

Hey everyone!! I just celebrated my 6 month mark!! It really does seem just like yesterday I was getting kicked out the door and told to not look back. But I'm glad I did it and It has been a lot of fun and a great change for me. I have grown a lot in the past six months. I feel like a completely different person and I'm excited to see how much I've grown when I make it back to the states. 

I survived a 6.1 earthquake! It was actually freaking awesome! We were talking on the phone Friday night at around 10:15 pm (so 8:15 pm your time). As I was talking to E. Reyes in Chaguanas, we hear "oh my gosh do you feel the earthquake?"...we're like no...then it wasn't 10 seconds, and our apartment starts shaking. We start screaming and I start looking for something to climb under... then it ended! It was pretty crazy and has been quite interesting talking to everyone and hearing their story. No damage was done surprisingly but it was a pretty cool experience. Quite the way to wrap up 6 months - right?
(Earthquake was off the coast of Venezuala; about 50 miles west of Port of Spain, Trinidad)

Monday, October 7, 2013

General Conference

General Conference. I loved all of the talks and for some reason I really enjoyed sitting on my bum for 10 hours...haha. I'm proud to say I never fell asleep and I was pretty proud of myself. President Mehr gave us a challenge to listen to the spirit as we watched conference. I took the challenge and when I was listening to what the Lord wanted me to hear, I was amazed on what I was receiving. After every talk I just felt like they were all talking to me and that I was being edified by the spirit. I loved all the talks, I didn't have a favorite, because they all touched me in a very special, and spiritual way. I did realize something very scary though. My thought was that Satan will be working double time and putting it into overdrive, on bringing souls into misery. I really want you all to focus on the teaching of the past conference so that you will be strengthened and you won't be caught in Satan's grasp. Robert D. Hales even said that we need to listen and then study the teachings after so we won't fall hard.

Elder Petersen and Elder Hill reserved seats for their fathers at the Priesthood Session. Since they were able to watch it live, their dads truly were with them in spirit.