Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcome to Salto!....... 12-8-14

Aloooooooha! Wow it is another level of heat here in Salto! This past week I tried hard to get used to it again. But I have absolutely nothing to complain about because it has been a great time starting in a new area. My comp Elder Johnson is a great missionary and I'm learning a lot from him! We had a crazy week with a lot of random changes of missionaries. We have been waking up and going to bed at some weird times every single day this past week. "Welcome to Salto" is all he told me! Its going to be a great change:) 

We are in charge of planning the upcoming Christmas Fireside in the Stake. All of the missionaries are singing and each companionship has some youth to sing with us. It will be the 21st of this month and everyone is being invited. I hope it turns out like the one that we did in Rivera 6 months ago! 

We did have a really cool experience this week though. We were walking in the morning trying to pass by to visit some people we had planned for, but they didn't answer. Elder Johnson turned to me and said "we need to find someone." There was a house ahead of us with a random arm sticking out the door and we knew that we needed to talk to the person. She was very nice and started to talk to us about things that have passed in her life. She told us that she believes in God, but has resentment towards Him because of certain experiences- Her mom died a year ago from Cancer and she doesn't understand why He would take her with such a terrible disease when she was such a great woman. She was a well known teacher and had made a big impact on a lot of peoples lives. We just sat and listened to her rant so she could get it out. 

That is when something really interesting happened. She told us about a dream she had a week after her mom had died and it was something she had never shared with anyone else and didn't know why she was sharing it. She told us that she saw her mom just as she was here and was completely happy. Her mom was telling her that she was in a place even better than paradise resting free from pain, suffering and worries. It is exactly what the Book of Mormon says about the Spirit World after this life. Alma 40:12 We testified to her about the Plan that God has for us and she accepted to listen to us this week!

I am so grateful for the knowledge of the Gospel. It really does give peace to every worry if we search and apply it. I know that this Work is Gods Work and I have the blessing of being a part of it. It makes one change and Alma 5:14 becomes a reality. I know that serving our Lord is how we truly come to know Him -Mosiah 5:13. I love you all and hope this Holiday Season is full of the Spirit of Love for God and for one another! 
                  ELDER Devashrayee

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