Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19

Friends and Familia,

Dolores and her son Alain were baptized this past Saturday! It was truly something special to see two of God's children make covenants with Him. They were both very happy and I know that they're going to progress so much with the gospel in their lives. 

This week we had a seventy come speak to us. It was a very spiritual experience and he was very bold and powerful when he spoke. Elder Alan R. Walker and his wife were awesome. They are a very special couple and helped us realize what we can do to become better missionaries. Okay, something that the seventy told us that I really really liked was this... because an elder asked... ¿como podemos entender la expiacion de jesucristo y ponerla en practica todos los dias? because he also mentioned that we are going to leave this meeting all enlightened and full of faith but that faith probably wont be as strong in a week. How can we be this strong every day? And not just when we hear an apostle speak?

"entender el actitud de jesucristo y el amor que el tenia de estar en la cruz y pedirle a Dios que los perdonen porque no saben lo que hacen.cuando entendemos la actitud de jesucristo vamos a tener el deseo de cambiar"

and he also said.. "la accion atraves de la fe nos salva"

"levantarnos rapido y seguir adelante"

he said a lot of good stuff. but really the one thing he wrote on the board was this...
El Arrepentimiento = El Proceso de Cambiar
I loved that! becase, well, there are so many good sister missoinaries here that are just such sweet spirits and amazing girls. They are naturally kind and very loving. I feel like im not like that. I don't know why. But I admire them and I know I can change and become better so that being nice and loving, and more like Christ will become MY nature. Even though I know they still have to try and work at it. I just feel like they're so good and I want to be like that... theres a quote from Gordon B Hinckley that I saw and I loved it. It says... somethin along the lines of this..

"envision the kind of woman you want to be and base your actions off of that woman you want to be." I'm paraphrasin of course. but i just got the really strong feeling this week that I need to be a better woman. A better daughter of God and that I want him to know that I am trying. I feel like being on the mission isn't enough. Like I'm here. Great. Now what? I gotta do something while I'm here and help someone. I just feel like I can do more. He also shared this:

Testimonio = Creer
Convertido = Practicar/Accion

I like how he said practicar. not do it perfectly. But to practice. Cuz practice here on earth won't make perfect but it will sure bring blessings and comfort.

I love being on a mission. It's tough, but very rewarding. This scripture has really helped me this week. We know that we have weaknesses, and that we're not perfect. But, Heavenly Father loves us the same.

27- And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto en weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. 

Con amor,

Hermana Cardona

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