Tuesday, January 14, 2014
IT IS WORTH IT!
This week was amazing, I had the most spiritual experience of my life. We baptized Alejandra, her husband Humberto, and their sons Jahir and Carlos. They were so chosen and progressed so fast. When I arrived to this area, there wasn´t anyone that was progressing, the third or fourth day in this area we contacted Alejandra. The story behind them is that one of the members in our ward, Hermana Rocio, wanted to invite people to a church activity. She invited a lot of people and everyone rejected her. She went to the church and prayed asking that God would show her who she should invite to the activity. After the prayer she saw Alejandra washing dishes, went up to her and invited her to the activity. Alejandra came to the activity and then she was a reference for us to contact. It is such a miracle of a story! She has a lot of friendships in the church and I felt so blessed to teach them. When we taught Alejandra she took notes and learned very well. One day I asked Jahir if he wants to be a missionary, he said of course, that is why I want to get baptized. I asked him where he wants to go on his mission and he said Utah, so that he can visit me. Humberto has already read about 5 chapters of the book teachings of the Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith, and has read quite a bit of the Book of Mormon. They live right in front of the church. The baptism was very spiritual. The first speaker was Hermana Rocio. She told us about the story of how they met and about the Holy Ghost. The second speaker was Hermana Lupita, who spoke very powerfully. I am not going to lie I cried a little bit. The speakers spoke about the temple and that is where they can be sealed forever with their family. Their next goal is to be sealed in the temple.
On Sunday they all received the Holy Ghost. For the first time in my life I confirmed someone a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and it was a really special experience for me. This is why I am here on my mission, even though I have suffered a lot, IT IS WORTH IT! I have never felt the spirit so strongly in my entire life, it felt so great. I want you guys to know that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and it is perfect. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of GOD, to restore the same church that Jesus Christ established while he was on the earth. I also have a testimony about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. When I feel sad or discouraged that I need to understand that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins and pains, he knows exactly how I feel, and that if I put my Faith in him everything will be all right. It all depends on how I use my Agency, I need to be the one that puts my Faith in the Savior Jesus Christ. I love this Gospel and the Savior more than anything in the world. God has blessed me so much on my mission, that I cannot even begin to express my gratitude. I love the Spirit, I love you guys and hope that you have a fantastic week.
Love Elder Cannon
Posted by Steve and Denise at 7:53 PM