Go get ‘em!
Hey, It’s totes my bday! What a great day it has already been. I feel like there are angels making sure that I am having a good birthday. And that Heavenly Father wanted to give me birthday presents too. So thanks, Mom, for praying that I would have a good birthday. I can feel it.
Happy thanksgiving, y’all! Eat stuffing and pie for me! I will eat chifles for you!
Ok, so we had a reunion con Elder Nelson and Elder Wardell. Oh man, it was so incredible! We got up at 2 in the morning, and traveled a total of 11 hours that day, but it was so worth it!! Elder Nelson and his wife gave talks on how to be more temple minded in our missionary efforts. So incredible. Tying my two great loves together even more. Throw chifles in there and we are golden. Hermana Nelson told us to pray to find people who have ancestors who are desperate to have their work done. And then to see all of the angels around every single person you talk to, saying go go go get ‘em, go!!! So cool. The work of salvacion really is picking up incredibly. isn’t it?
[This photo was actually sent by the moms of the elders seen here with Davi. All three are from Sparks, are serving in Peru, and saw each other at the meeting with Elder Nelson. There’s Elder Chad Gray and Elder Alec Harris with Hermana Davi Johnson. Thanks, Julie and Tammy!]
It is fun to learn that the things we have in the states really aren’t necessary. In Piura I learned that carpet and hot water aren’t necessary, and here I am learning on top of that that door handles and toilet seats and running water or floors in general aren’t really that necessary. Yea, who needs ‘em?
So I love this area. The people are really super great. We are serving in two branches, but they aren’t like tiny. And they have a lot more youth than my last ward, which of course I am eating up. We found some really incredible people this week too. Oh I am so excited to teach youth! There is this feisty 16-year-old and her fam (Sarai and the fam Leon), and she fights and argues, and it makes me so happy. Because she can have really powerful experiences with that kind of fire. And her little brother is like my favorite thing in the world. Caleb, 8, looks a ton like Magesh in India, so I just want to kiss him on the face every time I see him. And then this lady named Milagros con su son 10, and she was so sweet. I was bearing my testimony that I know that God loves me, and so I know He loves her, and she said, How do you know? Like, I know He does, but how can I know like you know? Well, sugar, let us tell you :) It was so cool. And her son wanted to read and go to church. Ah :) Please pray for them! And the Fam Gil! Thank you!
I feel like I am learning more than anything else how to really be a friend to Christ. Like, I knew all of these things before my mission, you know? I knew it was all true. But I had never had the chance to really show Christ all He means to me. And to really show Him that I am going to be faithful forever, and loyal to Him no matter what. How cool that I have those opportunities here. I sure do love him. Like, so much. I know that this is His work. I know it because I am here for Him, and He is here with me. Because He is always in His viñeyard, so if we choose to be too, we will be with Him.
Hey, I love you guys. Keep up the prayers. Thanks!