Saturday, May 21, 2011

Letter #39 Be Not Faithless But Believing

wow grant goes home tomorrow!!!! his last letter was amazing because i feel the same way... i cant imagine what he is feeling right now the night before he leaves such a wierd feeling to take off the name tag. when you dont have it on you feel different... thats so exciting. soooo i got the easter package finally!!!! thank you im wearing the shirt right now haha and for the charger and the candy! i love packages. i also got the relief socity cards they sent! they were really sweet tell all of them thank you its sad bc i dont know hardly anyone bc we moved right when i left but it was super nice so why was i in the monthly update? when did i write that letter in march or april? id ont remember... have you guys gotten my letters yet for mothers day or dads birhtday they should be there by is may 18 = my half way mark in my mission.. i have 9 months! can you believe it. i cant. i just got here i feel like ihave so much to do still. reading grants letter really touched me becuae i cant imagine taking of the name tag now its been a part of me for 9 months now but seems so much longer but at the same time no time at all. the mission is really unique to everyone you can tell stories and experiences but the only person that really knows everything that you went through is your constant companion jesus christ. this week was maravilhosa. so sunday we had a confirmation of a man that sister rueckert and sister clement taught we woke him up out of bed so he could go to church we watched him carefully so he wouldnt leave bc he needed to be confirmed he made it past the first two hours right before sacrament started he was no where to be found. i grabbed sister flora and started running to the bus stop i turned the corner and there he was i said "running?" haha i helped him and his girlfriend back to sacrament and finally was confirmed. he has a testimony of the church he is just lazy. so that was a blessing. another blessing was a member mangaed to bring paula to church. paula is a women that we met the first week in barbacena she was interested in the gospel but was married and had probs with cigs. a member brought her to church bc she broke up with her boyfriend and wants to change her life. we are working with her right now and her baptism is scheduled for this sunday.. she is great the lord is really blessing us right lately sister flora have been praying for elects!!! we find people but they fall after a week or so or becuase they arent married! sunday night after church we finally knocked doors on this road that i always wanted. it came to the last house and a women opened the door without saying a word told us to come in before i could say we were representantes de jesus cristo she started to cry.. she spilled her life story to us and how her husband just left her and her family and she doesnt know what to do she has been praying for help and wants to find peace and happiness in her home again... she said i was going to go to church but i had a feeling to stay home. right away she knew we were an answer to her prayer.. she accepted a baptism date with out hesitation and was excited about the bom. she already stopped drinking coffee and is reading the bom everyday. she is our elect we have been praying for! im so excited to help her and her family feel normal again. another blessing this week was with lena and edson. lena lives on a street of a member, she wanted to take lessons about 8 months ago but it never worked out. finally she asked if she could hear our message. we taught her alone on saturday and she felt the spirit really strong but was hesitant to except without her husband... on sunday we found out that she has an aunt thats a member so monday we marked with her aunt and her husband. edson(husband) is catholic and talked a ton! im amazed we got to joseph smith finally we told the first vision he was dead silent, he had tears in his eyes and he wasnt sure what to do. lena was ready to accept the moment the invtie was given. they both accepted to be baptized the 29th. the lord is blessing us so much... later bianca told her husband they have till june 7 to get married so she can be baptized before the transfer is over. when there is a will there is a way and that way is our heavenly father. yesterday was zone conf have some news right now we have 12 sisters and we will have 2 more come in the next transfer.. conference was amazing of course but what i want to say is that sister rueckert told me some great news about our baptisms we left. ismone an iranis a couple we found right before transfers were both baptized! i was so happy and she also told me that this guy we were teaching for about a month rogiero decided to get baptized too.. he always went to church with us but he just didnt feel it was right yet he found the sisters in the street and said hey i know aubree and gina the sisters were confused and later they found out it was us, idk why he calls us by our first names and we don't know how he found out but i was so happy that all that hard work wasn't for nothing. they found there way and were baptized!!! with all this happiness there had to be a low.. they said that ronald dissappeared and isnt doing so good my heart broke right after..i know i did my heart but there is something about hearing about the people you baptize fall away i guess i can imagine how heavenly father feels just a little bit when his children decide to delibritely disobey.. i love the scrip in d and c 68:6 be of good cheer and do not fear.. attitude is everything we have to believe also. in john 20:27 be not faithless but believing. love it. well all is well in barbecena getting colder by the min and the blessings are falling. i love you all.sister corbin

1 comment:

  1. They really ARE being blessed!!! They totally found an elect!!! How exciting! I keep hoping Elder Bergquist gets to meet Sis. Corbin!!!