|16 months on my mission...can't believe I have only two months left!|
We had an INCREDIBLE lesson with the A's this week. I finally had a lesson with Bro. A after 3+ months here! It was one of the hardest lessons I have ever had with a less active, I think. I was almost in tears and was ready to full-on cry after the lesson. We read 3 Nephi 17 with them and Bro. A read most of the chapter in Spanish which was fantastic! The Spirit was SO STRONG when he was reading. I know the Book of Mormon is true! The Spirit is the same in all languages. We started talking about faith, and it was so sad to me to hear from him that he doesn't have much faith. It was heart breaking. I testified to him that I KNOW that Jesus Christ is always there for us. It was a very special lesson to me because I was able to think back on a time on my mission when it was hard and a specific time when I felt Jesus Christ there for me. I know that He will ALWAYS be there. We just need to look for him and continue to DO THINGS that will increase our faith. It won't just come, but we have to ACT. If we contribute nothing, we will receive nothing in return. I know that as we strive to increase our faith, it will come! Heavenly Father wants us to know Him and to come close to our Savior. Faith changes lives. Let it change yours!
|Look at this super cute baby bunny!|
|Someone gave us a cake, so we biked it over to some of the people we teach.|
BROTHER K TOLD US THAT HE HAS BEEN TO GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!!! I was so excited. He told us that he loves President Hinckley! "I don't care what religion you are, President Hinckley was a great man!" Yes, that is what he told us! AAAAHHHHHHH I just am so excited to see what happens with Brother K. He is going to get baptized, just not sure when. I love this family! Heavenly Father blessed us so much, and we aren't sick yet so I think that bunny was fine :)
R is still getting baptized, but without telling her father.... she is 18 and that's the advice her mom had for her. Her mom is going to support her and she's totally ready! I am so excited for R!
Have a fantastic week! I love you all! I know that the atonement is REAL! Jesus Christ truly is there for me and you! Seek His comfort and help.
Love you all,
Sister Kelly Smith