called to serve

called to serve

Monday, August 29, 2016

Come what may and love it!

Hermana Stoor,

I am glad to read that you are excited for another 6 weeks in Los Naranjos. My thoughts had been to make a change, but as I started finalizing things I felt the impression that the two of you needed additional time together. So work like crazy with time you have. And keep looking for another house. I'm confident you will find something soon.

Pdte. Spjut

Recieved this note from President Spjut this week....I almost got out of Los Naranjos. hahaha 

Its been a good/hard week as always here in Los Naranjos. As we talked with our president of the branch this week he said that he is just not sure what more can come our way here, but I have faith after all the struggles, it is going to be something amazing. I try to always think about the good things that are happening and there are alot. We have some really good investigators and we have a few members that this week said they can work with us. So we are going to take advantage of the good things and hopefully reach our goals. Sometimes I feel like we cant work any harder that we have been, and at the end of the week when we see a drop in the numbers, I just want to cry. I know its not about the numbers but I want to reach our goals so badly. I am praying this week that we will find the way to overcome the boundaries in our area so we can reach them. I know the Lord hears my prayers. And I know He will prepare the way. I know He can do it all when we drop everything and work for Him. I saw a video this week that talked about Peter when the Lord asked him to drop his nets and follow Him. Elder Holland said he imagined the Lord saying something like this, "Peter, what I need are disciples and I need them forever. I need someone who will feed my sheep and save my lambs. I need someone to preach my gospel and defend my faith. I need someone who loves me, truly, truly loves me and loves what our Father in Heaven has commissioned me to do." Sometimes I feel like I can understand alot who was Peter. The Lord has called me to be better, to love him more, to work harder, to leave my nets many times. And sometimes I don't know why I struggle so much to just do it. I love the Lord with all my heart and I want to make the change this week. I love what He has commissioned me to do. I love the people in El Salvador and I want that every single one of them can feel what I feel every day for this gospel. A disciple of Christ leaves his nets. He follows Him. And leaves everything to do it, because he truly loves Him will all his heart.  I want to be a disciple. So I'm going to leave my nets, my cares, my sadness, my struggles behind so I can do it. I want to be better. I want to reach my goals and I want to do all that He needs me to do and more. I wished I would have seen it earlier in my mission, but I am glad the Lord helped me to see it this week. 

This last week, we have hit lots of new walls, lots of new struggles, but I am just going to keep being happy for the little things:

1. This week we had a family of investigators come to church....the first time in all of my mission.
2. This week we felt good the whole week....I love not being sick.
3. This week we are going to have interviews with President!
4. This week I got all of my laundry washed, folded and put away....its a miracle right Mom???
5. This week I made my first real goal in soccer....after 10 months. They didn't let me win....I won by myself! 

There's little miracles every day....We just have to learn to recognize them right? :) Don't worry Mom and Dad....I really am okay although this list was a little lame. Every struggles makes me better ;) I hope you have a great week! If you haven't sent my package I know what I want....homemade chex mix....if you have time :) haha  Love you all! Have a great week and don't forget....the Lord lives! Hurrah for Israel!!!!!!

Hermana Stoor

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