Monday, June 6, 2016

Semana (Week) 35: Cambios!!

Our Zone had a little lunch together! Burgers!!!
This week has been a bit of a roller coaster! First off, we have cambios (transfers), and Hermana R. ended her mission and went home! It was super sad to see her go, and she really didn't want to go home, she wanted to stay in the mission so bad! But we were separated on Friday and she went to Guadalajara.  I stayed with Hermana D. who is from my generacion. She is in the area Acueducto, so I stayed there until Sunday. Then I found out my cambios.  I am going to be training a new missionary that is going to be coming from the MTC.  I have felt for a while that this assignment was going to come.  So this morning, I traveled from Acueducto to Guadalajara, which is like 5 hours in bus.  We got here at 2 and went straight into a meeting with President Egginton and the trainers.  There are 8 of us that are going to be training for 3 months.  Tomorrow we are going to be finding out who is our new companions!! So I will let you all know next week!
Granddaughter of Guadalupe is showing me her juice,
and I ripped my dress before our lesson, awkward...

On Tuesday, we had an amazing lesson with one of our new investigators Guadalupe.  She really wants to know what is the truth, and has been looking for a while.  On Tuesday, we talked about the Restoration.  The spirit was so strong during the lesson.  She told us that she felt like her heart was burning and that she felt such a peace when we taught her.  We helped her realize it was the Holy Ghost that was telling her that this is the truth.  She told us that she knows it is the truth and she has a baptism date for July 9!!!!!  I heard that she went to church this Sunday and went up and BORE HER TESTIMONY that the church is TRUE!!!!! I was so sad that I couldn't be there, but I am so very happy for her!!!

Just want to share a quick scripture.....“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4)  With this scripture, I learned many things. Before I really didn't understand very well exactly what it was trying to say. I learned that stricken means to suffer the emotional pain of having leprosy. And if someone in older times had leprosy, it was as if it showed their sins and that they deserved it. And this is how the people viewed him, of his sacrifice, that he deserved the suffering that he did for us. Smitten of God means that the world believes that Christ received his afflictions because it was a punishment from God. As humans, we really can't comprehend the great sacrifice he did.  From all the things that he suffered, from the things that we did. And in the way that people live, act, think now, they push aside this great gift and look at it like it was nothing and they don't need it. It really does make me sad that people could think these things of him. But I am so very grateful for the humility that he had to do this sacrifice for us!

Love you all and have a good week!!!!!
Hermana Boice

When someone ends the mission they die, and because I was her last companion, I killed her!

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