Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 32

Hello Friends and Family!!!

First of all, I got a huge surprise in my email today!!! In my sector before I came here to Punta Arenas. We met this man, Marcelo, on the street who was out riding bikes with his son, Vicente, and we set up an appointment to teach them more about our message.  We were so excited to go to see them because we just knew that there was something special about this family.  When we got to their house, Marcelo wasn't there but his wife, Karina, was so we taught her and Vincente a few things and a little while later her husband came and we already had to leave so we left them with a pamphlet of the Restoration for them to read for when we came back.  In our next lesson, Karina practically taught the ENTIRE lesson when we asked her what it was that she could understand from the pamphlet.  Marcelo told us that he didn't have time to read the whole thing so Karina was also explaining it to him and explaining to him that his doubts that he had weren't valid because he hadn't even read the pamphlet to know!! IT WAS AMAZING!! Then, a few lessons later we put them date for their baptism and I received a picture today of them being baptised on that day!!!! :DDD AHHHHH!!! I started sobbing when I found out that they were going to be baptized and to see this picture now.... it is impossible to explain the joy that I feel right now!! I had the great opportunity to be the Lord's hands in helping to bring an entire, beautiful family into the gospel!! Karina is also pregnant with another beautiful soul who is going to be born into the gospel!! :) sooooooo happpyyyyy!!!!!!

In other news, one of our recent converts in our ward went to the temple this week!!!! She has been a member for 6 months now and she went to Santiago for vacation with another girl in our ward who was in-active for a long time and they went to the temple together FOUR TIMES while they were there in Santiago!! It was the first time that either of them had ever been to the temple and their experiences were BEAUTIFUL!! It makes me so happy to see them progressing so much in the gospel!! AhHH!!! I am so happy.  I don't know how else to explain how I feel right now.  I want to testify to all of you that the temple is the house of the Lord and that the work that is done there is not only for this earth but continues on for the eternities!! Families can be together FOREVER!!!  I know that that is true!! I have the great opportunity to help people to come to that knowledge and to make covenants with God that will allow them to become eternal families!! 
I love the mission soo much!! To go on a mission is honestly the best decision that I have ever made in my life and I will be thankful for this experience for eternity!! :) :) :)

Other great news!!! We have English classes that we are teaching but NO ONE EVER SHOWS UP!! Just our Ward Mission Leader who is already practically fluent in English because he has been to the United States. But this week we had a married couple come to our class!! And we actually got to teach English to people who don't know very much and who really need our help!! And they are amazing people!! We started with a prayer to open the class and taught them how to pray in English (which, in turn, also meant that we got to teach them how to pray... English or Spanish) and then after the class they wanted to get to know the chapel so we gave them a tour and told them all about how things work on Sundays!! We are so excited to continue teaching them English and also about the happiness that they can find through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Which is a lot more happiness than we can bring to them than through our knowledge of English!! 

I love you all so much!! :)
 Hermana Harvey

Marcelo and Karina at their baptism!!!!!!! :DD

We have a new Elder in our ward, Elder Salgado from Texas and  He's a football player. He lives up to the Texan phrase, "Everything's bigger in Texas."

Hermana Jenkins and I actually decided to be girls one day and did our hair!! :) That's not going to happen very often... haha :)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the baptism of Marcelo and Karina and their family! That is such exciting news! How wonderful that your friends got to go to the temple in Santiago! What a great experience! Love your happy smile! Have fun teaching English. That was one of our great finding experiences in Armenia. Everyone wants to learn English! Love, Sister G