Something very valuable that I learned was how we should always be prepared to share the Gospel. Elder Anderson from the quorum of the 12 apostles said that we should always have the name of the Lord on our lips...ready and prepared to testify of Him at all times and in all places. That really impacted me because as missionaries its obvious that we are always teaching and testifying...but who are we testifying of? Of who or what are we teaching? It is SO imortant that especially as missionaries we are always prepared with the name of our Savior and Redeemer on our lips ready to teach and testify of HIM. That we focus on the power of His redeeming love and teach of repentance, that He suffered for our sins, pains, sicknesses and that every week we can go to church to partake of the sacrament...the vessel in which we can renew our covenants with the Lord and become cleansed once again of our sins. We were taught in the conference that if we focus more on the power not just the doctrine of repenantance and baptism we will see more miracles in the seeds that we are sowing. We learned that the more we come to experience the power of the atonement and repentance in our own lives that it is impossible to not have the desire to go out and share this wonderful message with those that don't know. My whole perspective on how and what I want the people here in this beautiful country to learn and understand is exactly this...the power of repentance and the atonement of Jesus Christ.
This week we have a baptism of a Super awesome youth we have been teaching for about 3 weeks now! His name is Pedro and he is so ready for saturday! I am super excited for hm! We will also have changes this weekend so we will see what happens with that! I am hoping and praying I don't get taken out of my area but we will see! Anyways no mice reports this week so that has been a blessing..its still really hot in case you were all wondering but I love it! I can't believe that I have been gone a year now and that time is going by so fast...but the challenge to myself and to all of you is to always keep the name of the Lord on your lips. To always be ready to teach and testify of Him and His atoning sacrifice. I hope you all have a great week!