Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 4, 2015

Group email from May, 4 2015

"Hey all!! Man I can't believe it's May.. What??

This week was SUPER awesome!! We had a sisters conference as well as a zone conference so lots of things that just got me SUPER pumped to preach the gospel and go do more work!! I love this church!! Man, I am so glad I have so much time left to dedicate to my Savior! With how fast these first 7 months have flown by though I dunno.... :(

Transfers are coming up this next week on the 14th of May and I am feeling like I'll be leaving, almost 100% sure I'll be transferred to a different area. I am going to miss Springlake, but it was fun while it lasted! Hopefully I will get sent back here and be able to finish up my mission in this area!! Right now one of our investigators, Luis, was really progressing. But some super difficult trials came up in his life that has taken him for a turn. He still loves meeting with us but you can tell he is in desperate need for the gospel in his life right now. Please pray for him!! Also, we met a guy two weeks ago as we were just walking out in the parking lot of our apartment complex. His name is Diego, and he was just picking up something from a friend real quick so he doesn't live in our complex, but long story short we had to transfer him to the elders but he said that once he received all the lessons why not be baptized?! He was super interested and I KNOW we were supposed to run into him that day!! The Lord really does work miracles!

This past week we have been going through our investigators and really just focusing in the ones who are wanting to listen and saving the ones who really don't for the future missionaries... :/ It sad how many people don't understand the full magnitude of this gospel and the joy it can bring!!! BUT there are SO MANY people that God has prepared in our path that are ready to hear and accept His message. It's our job as missionaries to find them!! That is why it is so important to pay attention to the Spirit and recognize when it is trying to tell you something, and ACT on it even if it doesn't make sense in the moment! Cuz something good will always come out of it!

That was one of the things we really focused on this past week in Zone Conference, was the role of the Holy Ghost in our lives and our purpose. A scripture I really like is in Hebrews 11:6-

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

God is a rewarder. We need to lay claim on the promises God has given us. Because how can we receive the blessing of a promise we don't believe is possible? You just can't! That is why it is so important to have Faith. Not only Faith. Because faith by itself is nothing. We must have faith IN something in order for things to come to pass. We MUST center our faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. His enabling power to heal us and lighten our burdens IF we will just put our faith in him. (Matt 11:28-30-read it :))

Quote of the week:
"As a human, we are in the "practice of" celestial life. :)"


Hasta luego,

Hermana Riddle :)"

We received this photo on the cloud and she put a caption on it saying that a member that she ate with that night cut the watermelon wedges bigger than their faces!  You can't tell in the pic but she said that it was seriously bigger than her face:)

Here are some other photos that came through from that day I'm pretty sure they were singing. We get a lot of videos of these two singing. Fun times:) Enjoy!


Busy life just gets the best of me and I continue to get behind with this blog.  Luckily for me Mariah writes some awesome group emails that share a lot. Something that is not included in this group email is that Mariah has been sick with stomach issues for the past few weeks. She has been taking some medicine and keeping in touch with the mission doctor so hopefully they'll be able to figure out whats going on.  Please pray for her!

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