I just want to express to you guys how amazing the mission is. The joy that is found in missionary work, that is found in helping people come to Christ, their Savior, in indescribable. I am in awe of Christ’s atoning sacrifice and the ability it has to literally CHANGE our lives. To help us overcome addictions, to reach out in love, to find peace. I am so grateful for my Savior, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this love with so many people! And to see that love change them. To see them start to reach out in service and love, to see them become more united as a family, to see them overcome addictions that they couldn’t overcome before. I was talking to some of my converts last week and I was just FILLED with this joy.
And Nicoya is really starting to progress people! Vicky came to church yesterday and she loved it! (Also side note yesterday was a conference for the church for all of Central America and two of the talks were in English and the online translation wasn’t working and so guess who got to translate for everyone? Yup it was me. Lol I’m still cringing thinking about it but I mean it was an experience)
But anyway and we had an amazing lesson with our investigator Juan Pablo! He’s a nephew of a member here and we’ve been working with him for a few weeks but he just wasn’t really interested UNTIL we showed him a talk of our prophet President Nelson! President Nelson talks about how Christ came to the Americas after he was resurrected and how it is recorded in the Book of Mormon and his eyes just seemed to light up! And so we gave him 3 Nephi 11 to read (the chapter in the Book of Mormon where Christ comes to the Americas) and when we came for the next lesson he had read the chapter (literally a miracle not kidding) and not only that but had loved it and had so much desire to know more. Guys the scriptures and the words of our modern-day prophets have power! We are so lucky to have them in our lives!
I can testify that God is aware of us and He wants us to come to Him. I love my Savior and His gospel with all my heart and the joy I recieve from sharing the gospel with others is a joy that surpasses everything else!
p.s. To explain the pictures so this week was another semana de milagros and we had a very fun time helping each other in our different areas AND good news that also meant that for a day I could be on intercambios with my sister (meaning Hermana Giron was also her trainer) Hermana Sanchez! She’s amazing end of story.
And we went to a park that was filled with giant iguanas just roaming around and that was pretty neat.