Monday, June 30, 2014

Coming up on 9 months...

Isabela, 3 years old, standing. Adriana, 4 years old, sitting. Isabela's family are church members. Adriana's family are friends of Isabela's and are investigating the church.

​These two little girls picked armfuls of blossoms from a flowering tree outside their house, running back and forth to give them to me. At the end, they told me I looked like a hada, or la hada de los niƱos, according to my companion. In english, that would be a "fairy" or the "fairy of the children." What can I say, I'm a representative of Jesus Christ? Of course kids love us. For me, that is one of the most special things about the mission, being an ordained representative of Jesus Christ and being able to glimpse, more than normal, the love that He has for every one of us. And people can feel that, if they're sensitive to the Spirit of God. Children more so than anyone else.

This week I've seen so many answers to prayer, from the lesson plans we used to animate the local church leadership to set high goals and work with us, to the people the Lord led us to talk to and teach, to the things I learned in my scripture study in the mornings that were exactly what I needed to know for that day or needed to strengthen me. 

The last week we had changes. The elders left the ward, leaving just Hermana Dominguez and me here to work the two areas. We're excited about the new challenge. This place is so special, and I'm thankful that my Heavenly Father entrusted me with his children here. 

The gospel is true, Christ lives, the Book of Mormon and Bible testify of him, and every day I am so grateful that I can participate in His work, in His Kingdom, in His church. 

I love you all so much!

Hermana Ferrin

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