Monday, July 21, 2014

Blessed to Serve! ☔️

Good Afternoon!
After tracting for hours after hours in the heat, after exhausting our brains thinking of ways to do things, after getting on our knees and praying multiple times a day for help and guidance... This week has shown me why I KEEP GOING! I could not feel more blessed to be apart of this great work! Here are some of our miracles from this week.
-Zone Meeting this week was inspired for me! Everything that our Zone leaders taught was exactly what I needed. We talked the entire time about the love that our Heavenly Father has for his missionaries and the people we teach. One thing that really has kept me thinking this week, was a quote from our Mission President. He said "we need to think of our investigators/converts and all those we teach in white. Not at their baptism but in the temple with us!" That has changed my
whole look on my mission. My mission does not end when someone gets baptized. It's not the end! Our ultimate goal is to enter into the covenants we make at the temple and that should be our goal! In a year, I will not be set apart to Preach the Gospel as a full time missionary, but those people that I help and invited to get baptized are still my responsibility. How blessed am I to be called to serve
and be a disciple of Jesus Christ?
-We had an amazing lesson with K, A, and N at the M Family's home this week. Sister S and Brother and Sister M hit it off from the beginning! We had dinner, played around, and had a great spiritual lesson.
-K attended Youth Conference! We were so excited! Satan was definitely working on her as well as us but we did it. Sister Brewster and I had tears in our eyes as we sent her off to camp. It was a great
experience! She had so many spiritual experiences while she was there.
-We had a lesson with J, a lady we tracted into a few weeks ago. As we were teaching her, her daughter C came in and started listening. She is now taking the lessons as well. They planned to come to church on Sunday but J got called into work at the Hospital. We are so excited for their family.
-The Community Ice Cream Social was a hit! We had 10-15 non-members there. Our ward did a great job at inviting.
-We are watching A change so much! She told us this week that she trusts us! Which is a huge step for us! We are actually starting to have normal everyday conversation with her and she is very open
with us. Her faith is growing so much. She is a lady of my own heart...the music gets her and we learned that this week.
-We got two rain showers this week! Yah! This valley needs it so bad!
"Yea, they were encircled about with everlasting darkness and destruction; but behold, he has brought them into his everlasting light, yea, into everlasting salvation; and they are encircled about with the matchless bounty of his love; yea, and we have been instruments in his hands of doing this great and marvelous work." Alma 26:15
I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing work. I testify that our Savior lives, that he died for us so that we can be forgiven of those mistakes we make. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father that has a plan for each of us, we just have to have faith in his timing. This Church is true!
I hope and pray that you all have a great week and that you are watched over and protected. Thanks for your support.
Sister Elli Reber

"Your Heavenly Father loves you- each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents of abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God's love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. IT IS SIMPLY ALWAYS THERE."

We "mustache" you to pray and read your scriptures!

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