Incredible week of miracles!!
Buna ziua, draga familia si prietenii mei! I had a wonderful experience at Zone Conference! It's hard to believe that it was my last one, but I loved it very much! I am so thankful for whatfor what President and Sora Ivory said, I've been thinking a lot about remaining truly converted and about being courageous and creative in finding. President Ivory challenged each of us to have an individual creative commitment of courage and I know that doing this will help me throughout the rest of my time here and beyond. The scripture President Ivory shared with us this week in his email was actually the scripture I chose for my mission plaque, 3 Nephi 5:13: " "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."and reading that scripture again makes me remember what I have been called to do: to bear witness of Christ so that all who accept Him might have everlasting life. I want to make these next weeks acceptable to the Lord because I believe that I still have work to do.
I owe so much to Sora Stanley, she is an angel. Her patience and courage is incredible and it's inspiring to see how hard she works. But I think that the biggest lesson I've learned from her this week is about faith and love, she spends time sincerely listening, praying, planning, finding, and teaching because she loves everyone individually. She believes with all of her heart that if we do our part, the Lord will guide us to the individual who is ready. Her optimism and faith is making me excited for all that lies ahead this week! As a companionship, our creative commitment to be courageous will be to work hard on less-active finding. We want to try and help at least one person come back to church this week and we are going to work as hard as we can and I know that the Lord will help us!
We've had incredible lessons this week with three of our investigators: reading from the Book of Mormon with Mariana, a lesson on the Plan of Salvation with Noemi, and a lesson on faith with Rune and Mihaela. In each lesson, the Spirit taught both us and them, it was a powerful witness that the Spirit is the teacher if we are humble and willing to listen. Each are progressing so well in their own way But this week, I've learned the most I ever have about the Atonement and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it is real. Christ did feel all our sins, pains, sicknesses, doubts and fears individually and that He can and will heal us, He loves us with all His heart. Accepting the Savior's Atonement doesn't mean just asking, we receive healing and strength when we ask, act, and believe. Just like Noemi said, (and when she said this it made me realize how much faith she has) "Because God never gives up on us, we should never give up on Him."
I've thought about what I can do for my individual commitment to be courageous and I think I need to have meaningful conversations on every mode of transportation and to be prepared to explain about the Church's beliefs and bear testimony of it. I am excited for all that lies ahead this week, because I'm going to work hard and I know someone's out there who needs the gospel and I believe that the Lord will help us find them!
Have a wonderful week! I love you all! Va iubesc!
Picture of our district Sunday before the Soelbergs left! I'm going to miss them a lot.
Some pictures from Zone conference in Cluj! It was a beautiful experience and I learned so much from President and Sora Ivory! I love them! the Elder is Elder Nango from Oradea!