Monday, July 20, 2015

A Changed Heart

Hello Friends and Family, hehe

This week was a good one and more than anything I am learning some beautiful Lessons.

First, I'll update ya'll on these beautiful people here that are progressing, First and foremost, Yuly!!! Yuly is 17 years old and she is so amazing. We've been teaching her since I first arrived in Juliaca. She always has a million and one questions and some things are hard for her to understand, but every time we teach her, something is growing within her heart, I just know it. She has a testimony stronger than mine ever was and her desire to be baptized is so great. Everytime we meet with her, she is really searching to understand the gospel and do what is right. The last lesson, we told her that to show respect to our Savior, she should wear a dress to church and arrive on time (sometimes people wear jeans and come in after the sacrament). And ya know what? She was there before us, wearing a dress! I was ecstatic. She is so amazing and obedient. Y Yuly si esta leindo eso... jeje le amo MUCHO! Everyday, she is teaching me something so important, that it doesn't matter the circumstances, the Lord comes FIRST and we should be willing to do what ever and when ever for him.

After her, we have some families who are pretty amazing and there isn't a lot of progression YET.. but I know it will come!! This picture is of me wearing this protector helmet of one of our investigators. We knocked for like 10 minutes and they never came out so we started looking at their stuff, hahha.  But, I know that these families have something special and the Gospel WILL change their lives!

Something else I have been learning here is that I came on the mission to serve. I told myself that I would completely forget myself so that I could fully serve the Lord. Whenever people said that they were the ones that changed, I never understood and I thought that they needed to focus more on the people because we're not here to change ourselves. But, I have learned a valuable lesson. It is impossible to serve with all of your heart and not come out changed yourself. IMPOSSIBLE. It is amazing how the Lord works. I love him. Service is something very powerful and when we are in the service of our fellow being, we are also in the service of our God and we can not give him more than He can give us. It just doesn't work that way. Service is something very special. Give your hearts to the Lord and he will give you more. I have alot of trust in this and I promise it is true!

I love you all so much!
Thanks to the people who write me, it really warms my heart! ahha

Con Amor,
Hermana Wattles


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