Dear Familia and Friends,
I am doing good here in Brownsville and we are seeing miracles. This week I have been learning about receiving revelation and going forward in faith with that revelation. It has been amazing as I have listened to women’s conference and gained insight that had nothing to do with what the speaker was saying and even in zone conference. Our leaders are so inspired and are there to guide and direct us in this mortal experience that we are going through.
This is a picture of our group that went to women’s conference in Albany this weekend and the girl in the middle on the right is Celia. She is friend’s with Grace, the girl to her right, and she invited her to watch the women’s conference with her. Celia is not a member but she is very open to hearing about what we believe. She is super sweet and when Grace invited her to church the following day she said yes if her mom would allow her. Her mom said yes and she was able to come to church. The awesome part about it is that many church members and young women know her and just welcomed her in. It was really cool to see the way that this Branch invites those in that are either visiting or investigating. It also happened to be our ward conference and that was an awesome meeting. Our new stake president spoke about following the promptings of the spirit and recognizing it and about how our leaders and parents are there to protect and help us. It was powerful.
I know that the Lord asks us to do hard things and sometimes we don’t want to do them but if we go forward in faith, trusting in him and being obedient, we will be blessed. I know that as we prepare for general conference this weekend that we may be able to receive a confirmation again of our prophet, President Monson, being called of God to lead and guide us in these days.
I love you all and enjoy your week and especially enjoy general conference!
Oregon Salem Mission
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