Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lessons Learned- Nov 18, 2013

Hola Familia y amigos, 

     I hope all is well with everyone at home or on your missions wherever you may be! This week was another great one and thankfully it is warming up here! It`s usually pretty sunny in the day and warm, but we are by the coast and so there is a nice constant cooling wind. I`m still getting used to the fact that we are just starting summer time in November. 
     So this week was definitely one for learning. Since my comp only has two weeks left in the mission now, she`s been helping out a lot of the other sisters going on mini cambios (where we switch companions). In fact, this week she was gone for 3 days straight leaving me in charge with other Hermana`s that have less time than me in the mission. (Fun fact: our mission is super young and about 2/3 of the missionaries haven`t hit their half way mark yet.) We refer to ourselves as New and Newer, kinda like Dumb and Dumber, but hopefully not as bad. Haha. Anyways, it was quite interesting having to plan everything for 3 days when only one companion (me) knows the sector, but I am so glad that the Lord is on our side, otherwise, we would`ve been lost. Okay so it actually wasn`t bad, but I definitely learned so much! Especially when Hna Lovell came back and I got to see her role in a new light. 
     I am so grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that we have to really be guided and comforted. I know that there is no way I could be doing this all alone and I am so glad that I don`t have to. For our whole entire life we are entitled to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost as long as we are worthy of it. How great a gift we are promised. 
     Investigator time: so we just started teaching Karen this week who is 25 and is so cool. She used to go with her mom to church for about a year until 6 months ago when she stopped. Well last week she decided to come again because something inside of her moved her to do so and she`s pumped to learn more. Anita is the mom of two recent converts and she is super stubborn and sassy, but we love her and with the gospel she opens up more and more everyday.  Roxana and her two kids Sebastian and Mauricio are working towards their baptismal date coming up. The father Ricardo is a new convert of 2 months and now we just have to help Roxana and her kids. We talked about getting sealed in the temple with Ricardo and he is so motivated to help his family and I just love them all so much. They have seen countless miracles happen in their lives as soon as they joined the church and their family changed completely. They used to hardly talk to one another and would fight all the time. However, since Ricardo got baptized, they have seen a complete change in everyone and they are so much happier now. This gospel really is meant for families. 
      I have been SOOO incredibly blessed to be born into my family. Mom and Dad I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me and siblings you are the best!!!! I know the gospel has been a HUGE factor in the way we were raised and I am eternally grateful. I am working as hard as I can so that every family in Chile can have the same, as I expect all of you to be doing the same in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you all!!! 

con mucho amor, 
Hermana Romney 

Pictures are from the zone activity we had today. Chile is so beautiful!!!!!

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