Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Come unto the Savior!

Post from October 28, 2013
Maybe this guy will be interested? :)
I hope all of you are doing swell :) Payson is great! And I just found out today that I will be staying here and Hermana Baker is leaving! We aren't exactly sure where yet, because another Hermana, Hna Lutz, called us to see if we have gotten our transfer call yet and she said that she is coming to Payson to be companions with me! lol... So we are still waiting for our call to find out where Hermana Baker is heading off to...the call is taking forever! haha

Watching the District :) while eating some oreos with milk :)
I am excited to stay here though! I don't know what I am going to do without Hermana Baker...but I am excited to start working with Hermana Lutz! We were in the same zone in Provo and she is super awesome and funny! :)

So...highlights from the week :)

  >On Monday, we had a sister's zone activity at our house. We all carved pumpkins and had an awesome time :) It was super fun to just relax and enjoy the day with the sisters. I carved a heart made from the treble and bass clef :) It looked cool and so did Hermana Bakers! She carved an american flag! She loves 'merica! Haha. She is so so funny! :)

After pumpkin carving, Lee and Annika both came to have a mini birthday party with Hermana Baker and I. They made an ice cream cake that looks like the worms and dirt dessert...but with ice cream! Yum! The funny part was that we did the Mexican tradition of saying "mordida, mordida mordida!" and the one with the birthday has to quickly take a bite without the others pushing her face into the cake....We got hermana baker good :) hehe I like this tradition. haha :)
Love these girls! :)

>Exchanges with Hermana Garces! We were together in the MTC! :) So....we were both greenies to the was so hard at times to understand people...but We survived :) And it was really fun too! It helped my Spanish a lot. It also helped me rely more on the Spirit rather than focus on what I was going to say :)

Brianne y Pablo :)

>On Thursday we had the opportunity to go to a Relief Society activity with a less active that we are working with. It was a presentation by a member who designs the stain glass for the temples! :) His name is Tom..something..I forget his last name...haha But It was really neat what planning goes into it and how unique and special the designs and pictures in the temple are. It was fascinating! We each got a piece of stain glass that he carved in the same design that will go into the Payson temple! :) We loved it! Elsa, our less active, loved it too! The Spirit was there in that meeting and I can imagine that from that presentation that anyone would want to be in the House of the Lord :)

>We are teaching a family, who the wife is a less active and the husband isn't a member. Before I came to Payson, He didn't want to do anything with the church. But now after several visits he is slowly but surely opening up :) We are really seeing progress! I love the transformation that comes with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I honestly see miracles almost everyday with this wonderful message that I have the chance to share with others :)

>Lots of Service on Saturday. We are really working with a less active/part member family. We helped set up her kid's birthday/costume party (which BTW was a Despicable me 2 Party!!) and we got talking to the mom and she says that the church is true, but she doesn't like the people. We hope to help build her faith in Jesus Christ and to help her come back to church. The same with Karla, a less active, and her husband who isn't a member, but we can see the interest building little by little. :) yay!

 John Bytheway! :)

>Also...with another less active family we were able to go with them to a devotional given by John was amazing! I learned so many great things! He is such an amazing speaker and you can just feel the spirit from what he teaches. His presentation was entitled, Come Unto Christ. One thing I really loved was when he expounded upon the parable of the Prodigal son. The son had committed so so many sins and felt unworthy to be his father's son. When the son finally came back to the father, his father RAN and went to him and kissed his neck. When the father had kissed his sons neck, he was signifying that his son was worthy or of higher status than him. The Father had compassion on his son and forgave him. He gave him a robe (symbol of the Atonement) and a ring which symbolized his status with the family. He was STILL his son. An heir to all. "He was lost, but now, he is FOUND." When we make mistakes, "the minute we TURN to the Father, and He will RUN to us." You are never to far to come back. "It is not about distance, it is about DIRECTION". :) Amazing stuff right?? :) I loved it! Come unto the Savior! Come to be perfected in Him. Don't try to become perfect before you come to Him. That is why He is there for us :) He loves us! He loved us enough to have died for us. I know that this is true with all my heart :)

I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful week!

I love you all! :)

love, Hermana Derges :)

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