What a miraculous week it has been! I blame it on my sister serving a mission!! :) It has been such a wonderful week.
First of all we found a GOLDEN investigator named Carola. My companion contacted her in an exchange and felt prompted to call her a few days later. The moment she called Carola had been crying and feeling alone. We were an answer to her cries. The next day we went and met her and she had felt so alone and so abandoned by God. We PROCLAIMED HIS LOVE. I have never seen someone who needs the gospel so much. She said she KNEW that God sent us right at the moment she needed. She even lives in our apartment building! She is SO prepared and we have a baptismal date for the 19th of February with her. It was the happiest night of our lives!
Another miracle is Susana. I have spoken about her a little but this week she went to church! She enjoyed it and was commenting in the middle of all the classes! She is so smart and I just love her.
Also Elizabeth. ( like my sister!) She is a young mom who really is hungering to know the truth. She is awesome and we are so happy.
We have just found SO many amazing people this week. Satan has tried to thwarp the work many times. Like through LICE! Dont worry, it wasn't as bad the 2nd time. But we did have to stay in a little to keep from spreading it. But it let us read some great conference talks and that's good.
Also as many of you have heard we had CHANGES in our schedule. It allows us to chose more and develop some necessary skills for life after the mission. I am excited! They also talked a lot about teaching repentance and baptizing converts. So of course I started hitting the books really hard when it comes to repentance and found something I loved from Dale G. Renlund from the last conference. He said [Without the Redeemer, the inherent hope and joy evaporate, and repentance becomes simply miserable behavior modification. But by exercising faith in Him, we become converted to His ability and willingness to forgive sin.] Thus if we are trying to repent without the Savior we are just changing behavior. But WITH the Savior we are repenting because we feel hope and joy.
Here is the 5 generation pic. My trainer, me, the girl i trained, the girl she trained, and the girl that is being trained by my granddaughter. Yeah. . . family history rocks.
May we all feel the hope and joy that comes from Repentance.
I love you all!Hermana Kelson 1
Hermana Leah Kelson4 Norte 1112 Casilla 631
Viña del Mar, Chile