Monday, January 23, 2017

More hot chocolate anyone?

This week was full of terrible heat, faulty fans, and another, yes ANOTHER hot chocolate in the hottest house known to man. haha. In the week, I got asked 3 times for my hand in marriage, it's too bad that their average age is 60.

We were able to work with a few young women in our ward this week that helped us in the work. It just so happened to be the hottest day of the week, and they were able to catch a little taste of what missionary work is like, walking in the heat, doors shut on us, the glorious moment when someone offers you juice or water. One is set on serving a mission, and shared a sweet testimony on why she wants to serve a mission to a less active member, because she has seen the examples of the missionaries that have been in the ward and she wants to give back to the Lord for the blessings she has been given. She joined the church a year and a half ago and is the only member in her family, power to her! 

Victoria and Roberto are doing well, reading the Book of Mormon and promised to come to church this Sunday as a family. Sheila is doing well, also reading the BOM and has to get permission from her parents to be baptized so we are praying hard for her. We are searching every day for new investigators that God is preparing to hear the restored message of the gospel. 

Recently,  I have studied a lot about prayer. In Jacob 3:1 I read "Look unto God with Firmness of mind and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions and he will plead your cause." We must come unto Him with a firmness in mind and know what we need from Him. Enos is a great example of praying with faith and firmness. He spoke of his wrestle with God, how his soul hungered, how he cried unto God in mighty prayer all the day long, struggling in the spirit, and through this process he is able to reach the point where his faith began to be unshaken in the Lord. God will console us. He will plead our cause if we are faithful to him. He will help us starting from where we are now, perhaps with faith the size of a mustard seed, but the potential that the seed has to grow is incredible and known to the Lord. And in the end, we, like Enos, can be comforted that in the Savior, our redeemer, we will find our rest. 

Love yall have a great week! 
Hermana Mathis

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