...and a happy "almost" new year!!
hope everyone had a great christmas! i sure did! it was so great to be able to talk to my family and spend time with the missionaries here, as well as the citizens of Cuauhtémoc. I am so grateful for the birth of My Savior, Jesus Christ, and for the love and affection he had for every single person he came in contact with, as well as the love he has for us today. I know that he lives and loves us, and that if we draw nearer to him, obeying his commandments and living his góspel, we have the assurance that we will be ableto live in the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father, and we will be co-inheriters of that kingdom with Christ.
it snowed here a few days ago!!!!! now i can check that one off the mission bucket list :) its been really cold here lately, though. its cause the city that we are in is a lot closer to the mountains.
I am still learning soo much in regards to being a leader. Leadership is pretty hard, because you are constantly reevaluating yourself, and just wondering what to do first out of so many things to do in a day! but i am loving it because its even more of a way i am able to prove to Heavenly Father that I am worthy of his priesthood power and authority, and I am able top help so many people with it along the way. i am getting the hang of it, but it is still kinda tough. but its like my aunt teresa said: Newmans can do hard things!!
We have a lot of investigators, and many to contact, so this week we will mainly be focusing on "filtering our pool" of investigators, meaning really focusing in on the ones who are going to progress so that we are using our time adequately. I invite all of us to just evaluate what we are doing in our daily routines and "filtering" the things that arent necessary, out of our lives, and making the more important things more of a priority. examples of priorities that Disciples of Crist have are Families, Personal prayer and scripture study, service, and obedience.
Elder Johnson is doing great. he is getting better at spanish little by little, but as we have decided to wake up at 6 everyday to study the language more, i know he will get it and we will be able to teach better.
lots of good things are ahead, and though its gettin mighty cold here in cuauhtemoc, we are loving the mission and serving with all our heart, might, mind, and strength. I pray that we can all recognize the powerful hand that God plays in our lives, wether we are members of his church or not. Heavenly Father will always love all of his children, but may we all have that same love for him by following the Perfect example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am definitely ready for a new year, faced with new adventures, friends, fun, family, trials, challenges, and moments of triumph. I love you all and hope you all had a wonderful christmas, as well as a happy new year!!
November 2013 - 2015