Week 69 – Pure Relgion, February 22, 2016

Welp. This week we were teaching Melanie, a recient convert, and her friend Lucia. We were outside on the side of their house on some old rickety chairs. Mine was a lawn chair and my companion’s was a plastic chair. At the end of the lesson I was testifying to these 15 year old girls of the LOVE of Christ for them. The spirit was there and everything. Then all of a sudden I hear this HUGE CRACK and feel this weight push me over from my left side. I fell over. All the dogs got up then I looked around to find that….. my companion’s chair had broken and she had fallen on top of me. HAHA. It was one of those you had to be there moments.

As we were teaching Cecilia this week the lights went out in the whole neighborhood. Believe it or not that is really really common. But did that stop us from teaching?? NO! Thanks to my glow in the dark watch we were able to continue in our journey through the darkness. (the evenings are getting dark earlier here). We talked to her about prophets and how grateful we are to have a modern day prophet who guides and teaches us so that we aren’t just thrown about with whatever doctrine comes to our door. She is progressing so much. She reads the Book of Mormon almost every day and is almost in Jacob!! Crazy! She believes that our message is valid but she doesn’t know yet if it is the only true message. Oh and Guess what??? SHE CAME TO CHURCH! She was able to come and to enjoy the spirit and meetings of it all. 
The scripture in James 1:27 occured twice this week. It says:
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction , and to keep himself unspotted from the world . 
If we want to live the real religion that is pure and true we need to visit and keep ourselves unspotted. We can see that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one and true church. We do visiting teaching. We teach repentance. And we have the restored authority of God. We are the one and only true church. 
Let us be obedient to His laws and commandments. in Doctrine and Covenants 88:22 it says: For he who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory.
Folks! We need to be obedient so that when we get to the celestial kingdom we will know what to do and how to be celestial!! 
Being obedient is practicing heaven.
We found 2 new FAMILIES this week! Etel, Marcelo, and Emiliano Lujan. They are golden! and Roxana, Katherine, and Abigail! Pray for them! They listen so well but they are afraid of baptism! 
Things are good here! I love teaching repentance and and being an instrument in the Lord’s hands. 
What will you do today to make this very day matter for someone else? 
Don’t think about yourself today. Think of others. 
I love you all! Keep up the good work and keep your standards always high, flying with the eagles. 
I’ll See You Soon,
Hermana Janessa Houston
2-22-16 Cipoletti
2-22-16 Investigators
Melanie (New Convert), Hermana Hellstrom and Melanie’s friend Lucia & me.
2-22-16 broken chair
broken chair
2-22-16  That Face
2-22-16 Glass Wall
Keep Out – Brick and GLASS Wall.

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