Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Interesting Lunch, a Birthday Party, and a Real Baptismal Date!

     Well, nothing out of the ordinary this week other than a matchmaking lunch, a three-year-old's birthday party, and an investigator with a for real baptismal date!

     Last Monday we got invited to lunch at the house of the first member here. She was baptized in the capitol and when she moved to here she brought the church with her. Turns out, her matchmaking led to the marriage of the parents of the misionera who first taught Hna. Tajiboy, and she also arranged the match of the current patriarch and his wife. Well, long story short, she invited us for lunch because her grandson was in town... and she's hoping Hna. Tajiboy will marry him :) It was quite entertaining.

     This week we set a baptismal date with Reily! He is the muchacho in the orange shirt. We met him and his cousin a while back, and initially it appeared that the cousin was more interested than Reily. However, once the cousin left for Copán Reily started to come to church every week, last week he showed up at seminary, and the other day we gave him a Book of Mormon. He is already to chapter 11 of 1st Nephi, and literally just a minute ago here in the internet place he showed us a picture of the temple and told us that it's his goal to go there. It never ceases to amaze me how much the gospel can change lives!

     Last week we finally got copies of the conference edition of the Liahona in English! This week I have been rediscovering the gems from last conference, and if you haven't looked at them in a while I recommend reviewing them. One in particular I was studying this week talks about how to teach with the power and authority of God. The thing that really struck me the most was that in order to teach like the Savior you have to live like the Savior.The more I learn about the gospel the more I realize how it is not, and cannot be a list of things to check off in order to recieve salvation. It truly requires a change in the way I live, a change in perspective, and a change of nature. It requires becoming. The more this sets in the more I realize what an amazing opportunity a mission is to practice living like the Savior!

Well, I guess that's all until next week!

Con cariño,
Hna. Thacker

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