Hello my people!! (peace signs in the air).
WOW. What a great week! We had to stay inside while the Argentina vs. Chile game was going on, which we could hear through our thin walls because our neighbors are die hard Argentina soccer people (true Argentinians they call themselves) and tend to scream at the television out of disappointment and happiness. So yeah, I guess you could say we almost basically listened to the game on the radio by an amateur show host. It was rather splendid. All of Argentina had sort of a bleak look to it the next morning because they lost to them in penalties. I heard (literally) that is was good game. Good game Argentina and Chile. Good game. (high fives for everyone).
This week we woke up about 3 or 4 days of the week and it seemed as though we had ascended into the clouds. Now I don`’t say that in boastful way but I say it because we walked outside and literally could not see the 2nd house down. The clouds had literally settled in the valley. It was gloomy and mystical but it was adventurous.
So we had a baptism and it went okay… I`m soft serving it.. IT WAS THE BEST THING AND THERE WEREN’T EVEN ANY PROBLEMS AND THE INVESTIGATOR WAS CRYING BECAUSE THE SPIRIT WAS SO STRONG! It is almost never seen that there are no problems in a baptism but I will tell you there were no problems. Mirian Mabel Iriarte was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. *sigh* So happy. She was finally ready to enter into the straight and narrow. We were literally living in the clouds this week 😉
This week I have been studying a lot about Charity and Faith. It is amazing how the faith makes everything else happen. There are chapters on Charity. Moroni 7 being one and 1 Corinthians 13 being another. I invite all of you to read these chapters and then to ask your Father in Heaven through prayer to give it to you. Ask him for opportunities to show your charity.
What I learned about God this week: I learned that our Father in Heaven uses us as instruments in His hands. All we have to do is be worthy. He uses us to give comfort to others and to teach a certain principle and maybe even just to say hi to someone. In the case of this week, Hermana Larson and I were instruments in the hands of the Lord in harvesting a seed that had been planted back in September in the heart of Mirian. It had finally bloomed and blossomed.
We are simply harvesters and workers in the vineyard.
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be an instrument in the Lord’s hands and sit front row on this miracle safari ride. Love it.
I love you all and hope you all have the most spectacular week and days! Look for the little things! Do little acts of service this week, including service for yourself like reading your scriptures and praying.
I love being a missionary.
I’ll See You Soon,
Hermana Janessa Houston