How are you all doing??
I forgot to mention in my last
email that it SNOWED on October 23rd!! Yes, it was that exciting to this low
desert Sister :) There was enough to make snowballs ;) and the next day I drove
in a snowstorm for the first time--fun stuff!
We have a couple new
investigators! One is Trevor, who was referred to us by some other Elders, and
Naomi, who was an investigator before! We have also met a few others who used
to be taught by missionaries, and they were welcome to us coming by again--we
just need to catch them at a good time in the midst of their crazy busy
Trevor is a good guy--he has a sincere desire to turn his
life around for the better & we are excited to watch him grow & improve
as he learns more about the gospel! Naomi is a young mom & wants to have a
foundation for her kids--can't wait to visit her family again!
we had the privilege of being present for the baptism & confirmation of a
girl in our ward, and the baptism of a man who was taught by Elders in our
District! Speakers from both baptisms mentioned how baptism is the gate that
opens the pathway to the temple--how true & wonderful it
Yesterday was fast & testimony meeting, and I Loved all the
testimonies that were shared--the Spirit was so strong there! Different people
shared about the baptism, the temple, the good examples of others, &
During the meeting, I noticed some people who were there
that I hadn't seen at church in a while, and I was so overjoyed to see them!
Then the thought came to me: "If this is how happy I am to see them in church,
imagine how joyful it would be to meet each other in the temple, and even in the
I testify that this is truly the Lord's Church
restored again on the earth. I know Joseph Smith saw our Heavenly Father and
His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and was a true prophet. The Book of Mormon is
a true record written by ancient prophets, and if anyone will read it, learn
from it, and apply what they learn to their lives, they will come closer to our
Father in Heaven & will have the strength to face the challenges of life. I
know that Jesus Christ lives, and that he took upon Himself each of our personal
sins & sufferings, that through Him we may have the opportunity to enter
God's kingdom. I know President Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet today,
& he and the First Presidency & Twelve Apostles are inspired men of
God. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and I testify that it can bring us
true happiness & that those who live it are blessed. I bear this witness in
the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Be strong & faithful because the
~Sister San Diego