Monday, November 17, 2014

Change is a GOOD thing....... 11-17-14

Hey hey hey! What a week here in Delta- actually better said what a week in the Lord's Work!! So this past Wednesday we went to a Priesthood Leadership meeting with Elder Christensen from the Presidency of the 70. All leaders in the Priesthood from the Montevideo area were invited. It was a great experience and it was cool to see how the Lord sends his servants to lead and inspire the rest of us in His work. The Branch President here said he felt some things really strongly and more changes are going to be coming :) Just love that part! Change is the purpose of the Church and the Gospel. If we don't change and take advantage of these resources our Heavenly Father has given us we won't be able to get into His Kingdom. That has been on my mind a lot lately. 

Thursday we then had a 2 mission combined conference with Elder Christensen and his Wife. The big focus for us was the truthfulness of Light in regards to the Light that our Heavenly Father gives us. Then Sister Christensen gave 3 scriptures to study. D&C 93: 38-40, Mosiah 3:19 and 2 Nephi 2: 25-27. I know that we all have light within us from Christ and we can continue growing in the Light as we learn to follow the Spirit and apply the Infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ in our Life. It made me think about what Christ tells us to be in Matthew 5. We need to be a light to the rest of the world. That light can truly be seen!

I was personally able to experience that with a cool experience. Her name is Marlene. She was a contact that we had made some 3 months ago and it just never worked out to find her, until this past Saturday. She was there and let us in! She told us that she used to go to an Evangelical Church but had strayed away. She believes in God and wants to be in His path. During the lesson her cousin also came and was interested as well. She then went on to tell us that she had never let anyone into her house to teach her before. She had always talked to the carriers of the Word, but outside on her patio. She said that she felt something different and could feel it when we got there. I know that the Lord prepares hearts and the Spirit is what touches the people's heart. That Light is REAL. 

The other cool part about this week was the excitement that Matias Rios has had since his baptism! He has been nothing but smiles and wants to do everything he can to help in the work, activities, and visit those that didn't go to church! He also received the Aaronic Priesthood and is a Priest! He is going to be a big fire here in Delta :) 

I'm so grateful for the countless blessings I am receiving. I know that my Heavenly Father lives and that Christ is my Savior- The Savior of this World. All the hard times and struggles are basically nothing in comparison to the happiness that knowing those two things He has given me. I love this work and the chance I have on the mission to grow and change. Have a great week and enjoy the cold weather- haha its the opposite here!!
                            ELDER Devashrayee
My District!

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