That left me in a new area that I had only been in for just over a week, with a brand new companion! We did some shuffling with the sisters and Hermana Duff, who was serving in the spanish program, has come to be my new companion! She is from Trinidad, in the Caribbean! She is a convert to the church and it is so neat to hear her testimony. Plus she has an awesome accent :) Together we are getting our footing and learning the area. Luckily we have plenty of help from our leaders!
This Sunday we attended three sacrament meetings. It was a long day! We spoke in one meeting about having faith to do missionary work. We both spoke about the importance of gaining your own testimony before sharing it with others. That love and appreciation you have for the gospel will then motivate you to open up and share the gift that you have been given! Sister Duff talked about how limited our time on this earth is. She said that this time on earth is the only time in eternity that we have to be tried and tested. It is the only time we have to make choices and to act, and our decisions determine our destiny. That is why we must embrace trials that come, because this time on earth is when we prepare ourselves to meet God. It is where we learn and grow and change. We must take advantage of this time, and help others to make those changes as well. That is why missionary work is so important- everyone on this earth should have the opportunity to learn and grow and realize their potential.
It reminds me of a video that we love to share. It's called Your Potential, Your Privileges. It tells the story of a man who doesn't quite understand his full potential and privileges!
I hope that we can all begin to realize the great plan that our Father in Heaven has in store for us. He loves us and He wants us to be happy!
I love you all, and I hope you're smiling!