Monday, January 20, 2014

Eating Contest

This week was good. I can’t believe how good things are going. I don’t have too much time today. But this week was preparing for championships.

One- everyone and their dogs (each have about 6 here) have been feeding us so much. in the last three days I ate a whole watermelon. No joke. Hermana parker said its like we are preparing for a food eating contest.

two- I have two baptisms on Saturday. I could not be more excited. They have changed so much. Camila was a miracle disguised as a beautiful prepared 15 years old. She knows more than me I think. I love her so much. And Arturo reminds me of my grandpa. =) 

three- me and my comp are doing great. We laugh a lot more now and I realized to just LOVE her. Its been getting easier. And we have good times now and work harder than I ever have.

four- the branch got a new president. That was a miracle worth forty. I am so excited for the changes in Guadalupe. I think that new President will do well because he is very humble and has some simple approaches that will strengthen people´s testimony in Christ. That is what they need here. We met with him his first night as President and he shared with us how he wants more focus on reading the keystone of our religion- the book of Mormon and on family home evening between various families. I am excited. 

I know the Lord loves me. I have received that testimony stronger than I ever had in my life this week. I am so blessed to be serving him at this time. Give me mountains to climb, give me oceans to cross. I love the things i am learning.
 I cant believe the subtle life lessons I learned this week and am so grateful the Lord loves me enough to manifest His Hand in my life through the spirit. I prayed to feel His love for me and had a few moments for a couple days when I just felt so warm and couldn´t get the idea He Loves You out of my mind. Despite all the challenges I have and will have, I know that He is teaching me so much. Thinking about entering a body building contest...not for the body, just for my tan.. Happy 95 degrees everyone! 

Have a great week. Lots of love,
Hermana Nokes

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Look for miracles

::: This week was super great. Happy New Year. I decided I wanted to be happier and more lively and all. So I have been looking for miracles everyday. 
. My dad tells me to look for the miracles everyday and I started doing that. I made a booklet with all the things the Lord blesses me with everyday. I am a bit overwhelmed. He is so good to me. There are many miracles in my life and I am so grateful for the challenges and opportunities I have so that I can learn and grow.
Happy New Years. We had to be home at seven. Party! ha-ha the Chileans were out super late. We lit matches as fireworks. and laded in bed in  extreme heat. 
We had 6 people (3 little kids, but still!) in sacrament! I was so happy. It was awesome. One investigator will be baptized the 18th.It feels like we just met her! She is my first. . I was worried with how fast her conversion has gone, but we had a lesson and she was teaching us. I know that’s what the spirit will do for someone. I can´t wait for her and am just antsy for her big day.

I had a feeling to go to a contact that we haven’t seen for months. It was his only day here in weeks and for weeks. That was neat. I know that we receive impressions. 

We got to go contacting to a gorgeous place with rivers, giant corn fields the mountains. I didn’t have my camera. The sunset there! it took my breath away. 

We finally got celestial missionary 100 percent. I think that’s why we are having success and I am learning to deal with my companion and her with me. All is going great. Thanks for the prayers and love. I love you all and wish you the best week..
Hermana Nokes