Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I the Lord am with thee

Wow this week. I think the overall biggest thing that I have learned in my mission thus far is that the Lord is ALWAYS with us. This was especially manifest this week. Even when things fall through, or arent going your way, or are just plain bad, the Lord is always there. And it is manifest in miracles. We recieve and are blessed by SOO many miracles EVERY DAY! And we dont even realize it a lot of the time! Some of them are small tender mercies, but miracles none the less. 
For example: this week we were coming home from our lunch appointment to our apartment to finish our planning. And all the sudden, it started to POUR. Like the street basically looked like the Grizzly Rapids ride at disneyland. We obviously didnt plain on it raining and didnt have any umbrellas, jackets, nothing. So we continued to run to our house, getting soaked in the meantime when it eventually started to hail. We ran for cover under a bus stop and this man turned around to look at who was frantically talking about the rain, and IT WAS OUR GOLDEN INVESTIGATIOR who had basically dropped off the face of the planet. He said he had lost his cell phone and was too busy to take the lessons anymore and couldnt cumplir... (ok sorry i forgot what this word means in english... someone please translate hehe....) with some of the commandments. Such a tender mercy for me because it gave me some closure. THat was one of the many miracles this week. 

The other big thing that I have learned this week is how much the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change your life. We have been working with a kid who is 15 years old. He has told us that he has done some things that hes not proud of and wants to change his life around. HES ONLY 15! But so we have been teaching him and helping him and man, the joy is so sweet! You can see the hope that he sees in the lord and in how he REALLY understands how faith in the lord, repentance, baptism for the remission of sins, recieving the gift of the holy ghost to guide us, and enduring to the end of our lives in this new path can help him. 
Something else is how important healing is. My companion and I talked about in our district meeting about our purpose as missionaries and we shared a scripture that just made everything click so much. Its the story about how jesus healed the man who couldnt walk, but first he forgave him of his sins. He did this first because he knew that thats the healing that REALLY matters. That is the only way we can return to our heavenly father to live with him and our families forever. It is the healing that everyone is entitled to, thanks to the atonement. He KNEW that that was the most important. 

We can feel the Lord in our lives if we let him in. He is our friend. He is our brother and HE LIVES! If you give yourself to him, he will work through you and make you better than you could ever imagine! Humble yourself and look to Him.
I love you all, but He loves you more!

con todo mi amor,
Hermana Ostler

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