mis-sion-ary (noun)
someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may be with their families for Eternity.

Monday, August 4, 2014

rolling along

I want to give a shout out to Cole for completing 1 year in the mission!! woohoo! bittersweet lol

Well, this week was great! I literally love this sector so much! I am so stoked to be here. We have a lot of people to visit and share the gospel with. Our sector is only one villa, no mas (no more), but there are a ton of people that live here and there are always people out on the streets. Our pool of people is big and great. 

We had a noche de hogar (family home evening) yesterday with a part member family. He has been investigating the church ever since they have been together (20 years mas o menos), it was a really intense lesson. The lesson was god; we talked about the atonement of christ and the blessings we receive because of Him and His sacrifice. But things got a little intense when we started talking about baptism...ha. The wife (well they aren't married) got really emotional because she cannot progress in the gospel since she is not living the law of chastity. It was really sad to see the burden she has on her shoulders, her paraje (idk the word in english!) is holding her back... BUT we ended up putting a fecha with him for the 3 of november. Its a little far away, but he wants the time to prepare and he wants his son to baptize him...and his son needs to prepare himself too. So we are going to work really hard to reunite this family for eternity!

We had 2 investigators in the church yesterday! Carolina and Valentina! A mom and daughter, this family is literally golden- so prepared. We also found 3 nuevos personas ayer and they are super super buenos. Flora, Andrea, Frances. 

Hermana Dominguez and I are working really hard and something we are focusing on is visualizing everyone we talk to in white...it truly helps put in perspective the gospél and how we are literally children of god and he wants all of us to return to him. It is our job to bring souls unto him. Alma 13:24, there are people prepared in every part of the world, there are people right next to us who are looking for the truth and happiness which we have. 

This ward is really great and so ready to help in the missionary work, it's awesome. The bishop is new, as is our leader misional, relief society president, and the quorum de elders. They are all new haha but it's great because we are learning together and helping the ward progress. 

Our zone right now is doing 40X40, we are fasting for 40 days to have 40 baptisms this month. Yeah, it's a little crazy but we are going to do it! We are so stoked, every companionship has different days to fast so one companionship finishes as another one starts. 

We also found a new inactive family and they are excited to come back.  

God works through us to help answer other people's prayers. Matthew 25:34-40

love --> obedience --> faith --> miracles

Well that's about it for this week. I love the gospel. I love this work and I love God!

Hermana Thompson

buñelos de colombia
20 of us piled in a little minivan after church. we live 25 minutes from church 
"I was born to love you!"
Cole, I found hna Kirkpatrick! She is Cole's previous companion's cousin;)

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