Hello everyone! We were blessed with some nice weather this week! It's hard to believe that it's January/February when it's sunny and in the 60s! However, it's snowing right now so that probably makes up for it ;)
I learned a lot from this 10 year old girl I met this week named Manuela. Her mother is a member, but Manuela's never been baptized. Two weeks ago, she came to church with a friend who was staying with their family. Then when the next Sunday rolled around, Manuela said that she wanted to go to church again. So the mom calls up her ex mother in law and asks her to take Manuela to church and they've been the last two Sundays! We went over and taught Manuela the restoration this week and though she was a little shy at first, she warmed up to us and began to ask us good questions about what we were sharing with her. She wants to know what makes our church different from the other churches around and has a desire to find out what church she should join. She believes that prophets are important and that we need a prophet today. She committed to read from the Book of Mormon and ask God if it was true. What a special little girl! We sat by her at church and another little girl came and grabbed her and said, "let's go to primary!" So off they went. We found out after sacrament meeting that her grandmother hasn't been active in the church for years. I think it's so neat to see how someone only 10 years old is influencing her whole family for the better! Then again, a 14 year old boy's prayer changed the world. It's incredible what the Lord can do with those who are have a humble and sincere desire to follow Christ!
I'm so grateful for this gospel and for the strengthening power of the Atonement in our lives. I know that this is the only way we can find true and lasting peace for now and eternity!
|Sister Ramon (from Micronesia) is so excited to see snow!|