Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ponderize...meditizar (October 5, 2015)

haha ponderize...from conference. it was so great! general conference is literally the christmas of the mission!
but first i will speak about the people becuase thats what it is all about :)
remember silvana? yeah shes basically amazing!
this week we only saw her once on wednesday. we taught her about gods plan for us, where we came from, why we are here and where we go after. she accepted all of it and was really thankful to know now! at the end of the lesson we invited her to pray, she always declines but this time i just said, hey once you say it with us itll be easier. the first time is always hard but just get it over with and youll feel great! so she laughed and said it. after she looked at us, eyes wide and said wow i just felt a warm feeling in my heart the spread to my whole body..she wiggled her arms and said. its such a weird feeling but i like it alot. i feel great! and we smiled and told her, thats the spirit! after she expressed how she was accepting everything and she always feels good when we come over. she wants to get baptized when she gets to know abit more but she said the time would be soon!!!!!!!!!! so shes amazing. she didnt make it to conference though because her kids were misbehaving pretty bad.
mariana is amazing. we taught her about prophets and she was super stoked and came to conference, the saturday afternoon session. she LOVED it. 
still no word about the other people weve been teaching. but its okay the work still moves on!
so ill share these stoires super quick im already running out of time!
on saturday morning we got a call from a sister in the branch saying that the mom of hna mill died. (hna mill alwasy gives us lunch on sunday and comes with us to a ton of lessons) hna mill was heartbroken. so not knowing quite what our role was as missioneries...we texted her, said sorry and asked her what we could do. she invited us to the viewing and to sing in the funeral with the choir. so saturday night after conference we went to the viewing. it was so sad to see hna mill so distraught..the next morning (sunday) they held the funeral service so we went. hna mill and her family were all sobbing..we sang jesus lover of my soul, and nearer my god to thee. then after the service we went to the cemetery. i wasnt sure if we should go but i asked brother ermacora (griselda resek´s husband) if we should and he said yes so we went to the cemetery and everything. alot of people went to suppport the family. it was sad but everything turned out to be okay in the end. we will stop by their house during the week.
and now for conference!!
woowww such a wonderful conference. it is always such a spiritual upliftment that is so necessary. all the talks were amazing, the surfing analogy by brother keetch was great! we have the commandments for a reason. God wants, and will always protect us through giving us commandments! brother durrants talk on saving money each week and "ponderizing" a scripture a week was amazing! and actually something ive been doing here on the mission! memorizing a scripture and thinking about it throughout the week really does help keep you focused on God. Dallin h oaks talk on the atonement and physical pain was great too. one day we wont fell these pains becuase christ suffered and died and resurrected for us. he took it away, he already paid the price! and finally i loved allen d. haynie´s talk. one thing he said rings so true. im paraphrasing but we cannot deceive ourselves on what repentance requires. it is a painful process and its meant to hurt a little bit so that we can grow and become the sons and daughters that God needs us to be. 
so from all of that im going to echo the invitation from durrant. ponderize a scripture this week! start out week by week and before you know it, it will be a habit youve developed. as you ponderize these scriptures you will have the spirit with you, you will be more focused on the tings you need to do throughout your day, and you will have the light of christ and the power to resist temptation! :)

well i hope you all have a wonderful week. keep up the great work. i love all of you. 
hna sanders

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