Time just keeps going faster and faster. I feel like I'm going to be home before I know it, so I've been working hard.
Quick update on some of the people that we're teaching that y'all can pray for:
The Claros-Acosta family: super cool! We taught them an official lesson this week and they were pretty psyched. They want us back on Sunday.
Felipe: One of his family members is in the hospital right now, so we're mostly trying to support him.
Juana: Came to Conference and loved it! She thought it was super beautiful and has basically been defending us to her anti coworkers.
We're trying to do more work with the members and show our love for them more. We're really good at calling people to repentance. Right now we're trying to help them feel how we're doing it because we love them. We're bringing some cookies to some of the members right now.
Conference was awesome! Lots of talks about preparing for more persecution which was interesting to me. The quote about not being able to survive spiritually without the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost was brought up like 4 times.
Spiritual thought this week is about the Book of Mormon. We've been reading a bunch of different scriptures to people highlighting all of the Books that are referenced in the Bible that aren't included in it. If you want references to those scriptures, please let me know! After gaining a testimony of Christ, a testimony of the Book of Mormon is really the way to know that this is Christ's church. We talk with so many people who are confused and have no idea which church is right, but aren't willing to read it and find the clarity within. They identify that what they're currently doing isn't bringing them direction in their lives, but aren't willing to try something different. If they want different results, they need to make a change in their lives. Even with members sometimes it's the same. I'm so grateful for this guide that we have.
Every now and then, we can totally pray and try to renew our testimony or ask for a renewed witness from God of it. I highly recommend it even if things are going well! It's like changing the oil in your car. Even if it's running well right now, it just ensures that everything is flows even more smoothly.
We were also really psyched about the new temples in Honduras and Chile! We have a lot of Hondurans here, and it's great to see how excited they are about their families being able to go!
That's the quick update! Hope everyone has a great week!
Included below: This great tiny park where it is legally prohibited to play anything but baseball.