We are teaching 2 kids right now and preparing them for baptism. While their mom is less active, she wants them to be baptized in the church. These kids are SO EXCITED about the gospel. They read to their grandparents from the Book of Mormon, and they really try their hardest to remember the lessons that we teach them. In our last lesson, we drew the plan of salvation, and colored it to make it look pretty so they could remember the lessons. There is something special in preparing an 8 and a 9 year old for baptism. They have such pure hearts, and pure desires to learn and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are truly examples to me of how we should all be excited to know about the gospel and we should all strive to live in accordance to the example of Jesus Christ.
This week, I am writing on a Tuesday because yesterday we got to hear from SHERI DEW! She was the general Relief Society President and she speaks to women all around the world. She talked about many things. But, most importantly, she taught us about grace. Personally, I have never truly understood grace, and I have a lot more to study about it to understand it, but I feel like I have a better grasp on it. First of all Grace is such a blessing in our lives. Here is the definition that I came up with: Grace is the power of Jesus Christ that brings sweetness in our life through His atoning sacrifice. Through grace, we can feel the love of Jesus Christ and the healing power of the atonement. In Jacob 4:7 it says, "Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescension unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things." This is the difference grace makes in our lives. Through the power of grace, we can feel peace after trial, we can feel healed after repentance. It is marvelous. I encourage each of you to study about this wonderful principle in the gospel.
I love you all, stay strong!
La iglesia es verdadera!
P.S. Interesting fact about the Latin culture...it was my companions birthday, and apparently on a persons birthday they like to crack an egg on the persons head and throw flour in their face. Yeah, it's a pretty fun tradition :)
First picture is me and my companion with Sheri Dew.
The picture of a guy we teach and every time we come over, that is what he does :) it's really funny!
The last picture is the egg and flour :)