11.14.2016

A weekend of "Snow








This week was just another week in the 'Cuse. I love the 'Cuse. I could stay here for the rest of my life and be completely content. So this week we had our visiting General Authority, Elder Snow of the Seven Presidents of the Seventy, he is also the Church Historian. He is awesome. We had mission conference on Friday with him and then Saturday and Sunday Stake Conference with him. For mission conference, we were all asked to write a talk on Faith and told that 4 missionaries would be picked to give a talk. So.. guess who was picked by Elder Snow to speak... this one. So I gave my talk on faith in front of a general authority and the worst part was we analyzed it as a mission. We look at the pro's and con's and Elder Snow gave advice I guess it was pretty cool but man! I was sweating!! haha! I realized though that my faith has grown so much. I talked about how Faith is a principle of Power! It is through Faith that we see miracles in our life. Like Greg, Sister Virgin and I decided that we wanted to set a goal of one baptism for our week even though we had NO clue how we could get that to happen and because we showed Faith to the Lord he showed us a miracle. I love Faith so much, it truly is the first principle we have to understand because it is what makes everything else possible. :) Elder Snow talked to us about the history of the Church and having more Faith and he gave us Future advice...that was my favorite! haha!! I loved the History too! I loved one of the analogies he gave he said "when you look at the church as a whole it is like beautiful tapestry. It has a beautiful picture and it truly serves its purpose but if you get really close you notice there may be some stitching errors.. that isn't taking away from it's purpose it is still beautiful it just shows that we improved the farther we get in the process" or something like that. The main point was not to miss the beauty of the tapestry by worrying about the little strings. I loved the visual and I think there is something we can all learn from that analogy! :)




This weeks Progress:

Carmella and Bruce are doing so amazing! They came to Stake Conference and Bruce is on date to be baptized on Dec. 24th ! :) They just have to work together and get married. Carmella is super excited for him :) I am happy for her she is getting back to church and having the active husband that she wants. She leaned over to us in Stake Conference and said "He likes this" :) I am so glad!! Is this the same Bruce and came to church as said "This is not my cup of tea" He has changed so much and He knows and so do we that it is because of the Book of Mormon. Bruce is doing awesome and is reading daily! Ever since we had the really powerful lesson on the Book of Mormon he has completely changed! No more desire to smoke no more anything! :) he is doing sooo well! :) 



Sister Dillard Sister DeVries Sister Hayward Sister Virgin
We had an awesome lesson with Nancy! So Nancy came to church last week and she came back with a lot of questions on of the biggest was the  Priesthood and Auxillaries and women's roles. So we taught it! We brought Sister Bond (she is a rockstar! i want to be her when I grow up) and it went so well! The spirit was so strong and it was all based on love! We are going to get Nancy baptized if it is the LAST thing I do!!! As we were leaving I gave her a hug and told her she smelt really good ... because she did then she says.. "one second.." goes in her room and gets me a Victoria's Secret Perfume!! SHE IS THE BEST!!!!!! :) I love Nancy so much!! :) She is going to be a great Relief Society President one day .... ;) 








Mardisol is adorable! She has been reading the Book of Mormon and yesterday she loved the Adam and Eve lesson. She is doing really well it will just be slow progress. Her little boy Jose asked us to help him learn how to pray so we are doing that next lesson!! :) I love them!! 


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The Merino girls are doing great they are preparing for baptism and I am so proud of them! :) 

We picked up a lot of new investigators this week one of them was Kida! She is so cool she is 21 and she has questions about our church. I am super excited to teach her. :) 

It was an awesome week though and I am running out of time but I can't wait to tell you all about everyone one day! There are some amazing people in this world and I am so grateful that I get to help some of them :) Love you all!!!

Girls from the Cuse'





Loving Fall in New York!





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