Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Flood the Earth

Hola mis queridos familia y amigos

Well this last week was a fun one! We had a lot of visits with investigators.....sadly none of them came to church yesterday, but we know that they will progress to a baptism for sure. OH shoot we did have an investigator! Jonathan! Well he is basically a member now because he shows up without our help hahaha. Sadly he was supposed to get baptized this next week, but some stuff went down and we had to change his date to the 29th.....prayers guys....please hahaha. 

We also had a noche de capilla (family church evening haha) on saturday and it was super fun. Our little branch needs a lot of help, slowly but surely we are getting there! We have a lot of fun ideas for them, like this week they are all participating in a week of social media, I would like to invite you all to participate! They are using watsapp or facebook, but feel free to use any type of social media! 

Monday : a quote from president monson
Tuesday : mormon message video
Wed : a quote from conference
thurs : a picture of the first presidency
fri : a quote from the family proclamation
satur : your favorite scripture
sun : a picture of the temple and your testimony. 

We know that this is something that will help our little branch here to strengthen their testimony and share the gospel. I can make you guys the same promise. I know that finding and posting these things is an awesome way to share the gospel and do your part as a member missionary. I invite you all to heed the counsel of Elder Bednar when he
"What has been accomplished thus far in this dispensation communicating gospel messages through social media channels is a good beginning—but only a small trickle. I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood. Beginning this day, I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood (see Moses 7:59–62)."
 if you have questions or would like to learn more from Elder Bednar you can read it here

Love you all! 

Have a great week! 

Hermana Godown

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Week of MIRACLES!!!

Hey everyone! 

SO I know I say we see miracles a lot, but really our God is a God of miralces, and it is something I am so thankful for. 

This first miracle is something I am still in shock. In all of my time here in Coelemu we have been working with an inactive Marcella, who stopped coming to church because one of the members basically stole her husband. This member is still active, and Marcella wasnt able to forgive this member. Well we have been working and working and working on forgiveness and her testimony (because this all happened like 30 years ago) and she came to church yesterday! She even had the guts to go up to this member, greet her, and be friends with her. Forgiveness is definatly a gift from God. This was a huge step for Marcella, and now we just have to work with her boyfriend to become her husband and then get baptized and then they can go to the temple.......okay yeah I am going to start small ahahhaha

Miracle 2 is that this week we had a ton of events happening, so we werent in Coelemu for 4 days......4 days of not working in our sector......and we found 9 new people to teach and in that there are two families. MIRACLE. It is amazing the blessings we are seeing here in Coelemu. 

Also our invesitgator Jonathan is progressing to his baptism. He had his date for this saturday, but we had to change it to the next saturdaybecause of his ex girlfriend if you get what I am saying.....

Anyways lots of good things happening here! 

Have an awesome week!