Tuesday, September 27, 2016

27 Sep 2016 - Experiences with the Spirit

Another week just come and gone. Wow is time flying by fast. This week was a little weird because we had our first divisions in this change. Which meant that for 2 days in a row I was not with my companion... and I hardly talked to her in those 2 days. Because of where we are in the Coast here it is easy to do divisions back to back because it means that we do not spend so much money in travels. So this week I had the chance to do some divisions that were really special. First off the life is a little weird because I was able to do divisions with Hermana Chavez who was my companion in Linda Vista. I went to her area and we had a really neat experience with the Spirit. But first off a little background. Last Tuesday we were in our district meeting with Elder and Hermana Fillmore (the mission english specialist). And we were talking about the Spirit. Well Elder Fillmore told us something that changed my perspective a lot. He told us that we are worthy to have the Spirit. To be missionaries and to do all that we are doing we are worthy to have the Spirit. We just need to take charge of that right. And so well with that in my mind still I was in these divisions. And the hermanas in that area had an investigator Luis Morales. Well he had a baptismal date for the 25th of September but he started to have lots of doubts and to think that he needed to wait another week to read more of the Book of Mormon and all. So we went to visit him. And in the course of the lesson I had a great impression to read Alma 32:21 about the faith. In this scripture it says that to have faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of all things. And I asked him what is faith for you. He told us it was to believe in something that you can not see. Well that is right but he was missing a big part. To have faith means that we do not have a perfect knowledge. And really in that moment the Spirit was really strong in that lesson. And we invited him to pray that night and to ask God if he should be baptized the 25th. And well from what I know he was baptized on Sunday. Really it was a powerful experience. And I also had the chance to do divisions with Hermana Jorgensen. She entered the mission with me! I have not seen her since we finished our training about 9 months ago. How crazy! But it was way fun to catch up and to see everything that has happened in our missions. Really I just love the miracles and the experiences that we have here in the mission. This is an experience that I would not trade for anything. And these experiences are life changing. Really just trying to make every day count and to enjoy every moment because this time goes by way to fast. Les amo mucho! Hermana Stewart

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