Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Staying in Auburn!!

So we got transfer calls but I'm not the one leaving. I'm staying in Auburn for the next 6 weeks and Hermana Singer is going to Federal Way. Hermana Hill who is one transfer  ahead of me will come to Auburn with me. It should be tons of fun! :) I hear that she is a fantastic and obedient missionary! 
I'm glad I get to stay here in Auburn another transfer because with all of the crazy changes this past transfer I haven't been here very long.

I've been thinking a lot about consecration and God's will and pride and just a whole lot of stuff lately and I am learning so much! :) While I was researching I came across this quote that I thought I would share :)

 "Just give it up. Surrender your will to Him. Unconditionally. Withhold nothing. Turn it all over to Him; all of your desires, wishes, dreams, and hopes. Be true and faithful in your head and in your heart, not just in your behavior. Trust in Him. Trust Him who knows all things. Trust Him who has all power. Trust Him whose love for you is perfect. Trust Him, who alone, suffered, paid, and atoned for your sins, and for your weaknesses as well. Trust Him that He will make of you, immeasurably more, than what you will ever, ever, in all eternity, make of yourself. He will create of you a masterpiece. You will create of you only a smudge. You will create an ordinary man. He will create a God."
The Lord said, "Let me make of you all that you can be."    

Isn't that just so true! The only thing that matters is if we are trying to align our will with God's will. If we're not then in the end we are selling ourselves short.

The miracle and highlight of this past week was Yesmin Valera's baptism!
She was one of my very first investigators when I was in Enumclaw! I always knew she was going to be baptized and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to be there and support her! I love her and her family so much! The baptism was amazing and it was the first one I cried at. Yesmin wanted me to bear my testimony at the baptism and well...I cried. Happy tears of course! :) Then they had Hermana Mitchell on watching on Skype and she gave her testimony too and I cried some more! It was a great night and I know Betty and David will be baptized soon too! Then they can go be sealed as a family in the temple :)

I love being a missionary! I get to meet so many different people from different walks of life. I get to share with them the most important message there is to offer. The message of the restoration of the church of Jesus Christ. I get to celebrate with them in the good times and comfort and support them through the hard times.

Yesmin's baptism was a very special time and I hope I never forget the feelings of love and peace that I felt there.
Les Quiro mucho!

Hermana Soliz   

Yesmin with her family.

I got to come to Enumclaw and Sis Mitchell was on Skype to support Yesmin!

Yesmin and sweet Brother Blad!

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