Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Letter #24 It's The Truth, Share It.
Familia!!This week was amazing! on Wednesday we visited Ronald. I made him a little chart that said monday 2 cigs tues 1 and wed none.. so wed was a big day to see if he quit.. little was my faith he didnt smoke any that day! when i made this chart i doubted that a man that smoked since the age of 14, 3 packs a day could stop in one week. but i was lead by the spirit without even knowing to write down these numbers that were doable with the hand of god. he said i just read the book of mormon. I think he will be the most elect person i will have on my mission. i have never seen soomeone so prepared to hear the gospel despite all his addictions and hardships he just wants to follow christ. he just eats up all the words we say. when we started talking to him about temple work he wanted to know when he could go so he could baptize his son that passed away two years ago. i love him. everyday he is progressing more and more. it was funny we gave him a pack of gum to help him with cravings and he told us that he had never had gum that lasted this long so instead of throwing it away he put it on the top if his mouth and slept with it hahah (mom i might need more packs of gum for people with smoking problems). it was funny we told him to spit it out before he went to bed i gave him another pack yesterday. on sunday was his baptism at 8 sharp we arrived at his house he had a towel and was ready to go. he was so excited and brought some friends with him. finally after church he couldnt whip the smile of his face. after the baptism everyone was congradulating him with tears in his eyes he was overwhelmed with the spirit. he was truly happy he turned to me and said i am 46 years old and i found it! i found the church its our church now. he truly is great an elect, a gift from god that was given to me and sister rueckert. i will be ever so grateful to be a small part in this mans life. Right now his is firm and is still inviting everyone for next sunday for his baptism of fire (espirito santo). As far as Helbert he made it to church barely intime for his confirmation but none the less he was there! He is still firm and told us last week.. when can i be elder Helbert? we laughed and said soon. some funny stories this week was that for the first time in my mission we got kicked out of a house. we were teaching a young man and his brother came barging in and said i dont like you i dont want you here leave! we werent sure if it was a joke or not but after a few seconds we realized he wasnt joking. not everyone likes to hear the message that will save thier lives ha.. o and amber were teaching this italian girl that looks and acts like you sometimes i want to call her amber she is so cute. she makes me laugh. well transfers are already around the corner so well see where the lord wants me. im so grateful to be a missionary everyday i get to study and teach the reason for being.. i realize that this is the only time in my life that i will be completly focused on the lord and try not to waste a min of it. just like you said mom its all about calling people to repentance and following christ its the doctrine of christ its so simple. our job is to find people like ronald and helbert that are searching for the truth help them prepare and know the plan of our heavenly father. i read my favorite scripture today in mosiah 2: 21-22... if you will serve him who has created you from the beginning..preserving you from day to day, lending you breath.. supporting you from one moment to the next.. you will be unprofitable servants. 22: and all he requires of you is to keep his commandments.. you will forever be indebted unto him. in mosiah 3 it says that the natural man is enemy of god.. as i have seen on my mission more clearly is the little things that drag us down that satan starts with. we need to be careful of the little things and always remember that it is our heavenly father that is lending us our every movement so that we can do our will. i love it. its the gospel. its the truth. share it. I love you all. Sister Aubree Lyn Corbin