Monday, November 8, 2010

Feliz Cumple!

Wow! This week was pretty exciting with birthdays, intercambios with zone leaders, cane dropping with stake president’s wife, and such. And then there were the Amazing things that happened with a perfect reference from another ward, a magically planned baptismo date, and people in the church! It’s probably been one of my better weeks. I have truly seen the miracles of the Lord and the hand of God in the work this week.

But ya, this week was pretty much an awesome birthday present for me. My birthday was way fun. We just played it like every other day. We went to appointments and invited everyone to come unto Christ. I have to admit that I was a little bummed because i didn’t get my package and nobody really knew or cared in Rosedal except for my companion, Hna. Neff who is pretty much Amazing! She made me a cake and we had a fun time together. And I got a phone call from Hna. Dickey, and Hna. Mortensen, and zone leaders, and district leader, and Hna. Peralta (my mini-missionary for three days)! I couldn’t believe that she remembered. And then at 9:00, we got permission from the zone leaders to run a mile to Grido ice cream place and buy a kilo of ice cream. It was pretty much delicious with the cake. But ya, overall it was a great birthday!

We also had fun starting this new program in the Ward. We are giving out the Plan of Salvation pamphlets to everybody to find references. And we gave them to some members during the week and then gave out the rest in Relief Society. And just to show how cool my companion is, she called out the stake president’s wife to see if she had given them out. She had forgotten but another member had a really great experience with it. Anyways, i think we have stricken the fear of God into the relief society, so i hope that we get some great results. And during our presentation, a former misson president was in the room listening. And he came up afterwards and told us that it´s a great idea and he wants us to come and tell the Elder’s Quorum next week. We are way excited. We also kind of dropped cane with the misión leader and the bishop after church, but all of it done with a smile. So we’re excited to see some miracles soon.

Speaking of miracles, Maricel came to church and loved it! She made a lot of new friends and she is definitely growing in her testimony and faith. She is planned to be baptized at the end of this month, so we are really looking forward to that. And other Miracle happened yesterday with Ana Luz. Her brother is an Amazing recent convert of 2 years and is preparing for the misión. And her sister isn’t baptized but goes every week. But now her mom wants her to be baptized this month. It’s crazy how miracles just fall right in front of us. We’re excited to see what else happens this week! But ya, the work is Amazing and I’m loving life! The church is true and we need to put our shoulder to the wheel and get to work. We need to do things that we have never done before, and that is when we see the miracles! We are really excited to get a ton of Books of Mormon this week and we’re going to have the members write their testimonies and give them out to a neighborhood. And then we’ll pass by after a week and try to teach them all. It’s an idea given to us by Presidente Salas, so we’re excited to go try it out and see what happens! We are committed as a missionary to grow in our faith and obedience to see more baptisms. It will take a lot of work but I’m excited for the changes that we are making. Well, I love you all! Siga adelante!

Les quiero,

Hna. Ellsworth

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