Monday, March 16, 2015

By faith, obedience, patience, and real love...

This week was AWESOME.
First, your emails made me sad. Its hard for me to stay longer in the mission and I do feel bad for not being more direct in telling you all but let's be honest, we all knew I was going to do it. But I took a nap and in that nap I dreamt that you all sent me back to Chile because you said I didn't love you all enough. And as I was sleeping the Section 123 of Doctrine and Covenants flashed through my head. (remember the dream)
Tuesday: We did intercambios with Hermana C and Hermana McN.  Hermana McN is a new missionary and she came with me to Ochagavia. So much fun. Met one of my best friends. She is sooo cool. But had a very spiritual time with her and she told me that everything I told her is exactly what she needed to hear. The Lord loves all of us. I am so sure of it. I can literally feel the Lord speaking through me to each one of His brothers and sisters here on earth. I am just so grateful that my quest to be obedient has been a desire and not a burden and that I want to do this because I love God.
Wednesday: Me and Hermana T talked it out about our splits with El Monte and Hermana H and my "granddaughter". I didn't want to go to El Monte because I knew it would be really hard. And I didn't want to be with Hermana H because I also knew it would be really hard. But what did the Lord say? Go to El Monte with Hermana H. So I went. And as I was walking down the street I saw my convert Sandra on her bike. She stopped and ran up to me and we gave each other a huge hug and just cried. I didn't realize how much I loved and missed her and cared about her until that moment.

We went by later to her house and saw B and we started talking. They told me that a couple days earlier her father in law that lived with them forever had died and had created a huge challenge in the house. She then said "I don't know how, but everytime we need help from the Lord, you seem to show up." As they said that Section 123 of Doctrine and Covenants 123 came to my head again as I started to understand the dream I had had. In verse 17 it says "Por tanto, muy queridos hermanos, hagamos con buen ánimo cuanta cosa esté a nuestro alcance; y entonces podremos permanecer tranquilos, con la más completa seguridad, para ver la salvación de Dios y que se revele su brazo." It was just what they needed to hear. We all gave more hugs and I just am still blown away at how specific and infinite God´s plan is. And I am grateful He has included me in it.

Skipping to Saturday and Sunday,
We visited H, an inactive drug addict who is about 22. Been a long slow process to get him to start listening to us but he has really come out of his shadow to start listening to us. He had some bad experiences in the church and for that he had left. We taught him about Lesson one and the importance of the Atonement in our lives and invited him to church. HE CAME along with 12 other inactive and less active members. Starting to feel like I am in El Monte again.

Just getting humbled to the dust.
By faith, obedience, patience, and real love, THE WORLD CHANGES.

Hermana Farner

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