Hello from Worcester Mass!
This week was another supah awesome week!
Miracle(s) of the Week:
We had a wonderful Baptism yesterday for a man named Z. He is from Pakistan and his wife has been a member for at least 20 years now. He just one day decided that he believed that it was all true and asked to be baptized. He is super cool and his wife totally cried the whole time yesterday. She said that it has been her dream for the past 20 years to see him be baptized. I cant wait until they get to go to the temple together!
Zone Conference- We had a 12 hour long meeting on Friday and it was the best thing ever. Like I seriously learned so much I took 8 pages of notes... really small notes ahahaha. We learned about repentance (see Aha) and I got to see like all of my favorite people. I saw Sister W, Sister T, Sister F and Elder L and President and Sister Packard and I just felt loved by everyone. I could feel the love.
Repentance- When the bible was first written it was written in Hebrew
Hebrew- "Shub": to turn Suggests a conscious decision to forsake sin
Then translated into Greek which is what Christ used
Greek-"Metanoeo"- change of mind, thought and the way that you feel
Then it was translated into Latin and distributed...
Latin- "Poenitere"- to punish
Like what? When we are told to repent it is NOT a punishment. Sometimes it may feel like one if you don't want to but we have the chance to change and become better only through Christ and he suffered the Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane, Died on the Cross, and was Resurrected, not so that we have to be punished and go through pain to be cleansed... He already did that. We just need to turn to him, and change our ways so that we can become better.
So we got our car cleaned for Zone Conference and I brought the floor protectors in because they were covered in salt and dirt from the snow and I washed them in the sink... it payed off... we won the cleanest car award #booyah
Also, last Monday, Sister L and I were walking through the hallway in the church and it was dark but we were just going to the kitchen so it was whatever and we turned the corner and it was pitch black. We both just stopped and in a split second I thought, "if I run the other way will she follow," and the next thing I knew she was off running back to the light leaving me in the dust ahahaha. We laughed so hard. Needless to say, we both don't really like the dark.
At Zone Conference, President Christensen asked us how many people were in our ward. Most of us replied around 150 or 200 that come every week. He just went. "How many people does Christ see in your ward? See, He already suffered for every single person's sins. He is just waiting for them to find out about the gospel so that they can accept his Atonement." Think about that the next time you feel prompted to share the joy of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
You are all so loved.
Read your scriptures and say your prayers!
Picture 1: MTC Zone Reunion at Zone Conference ahaha
Picture 2: Z's Baptism