Monday, September 26, 2016

Another week

Hola, amigos! 

This week our air conditioning was fixed so we had to leave the Morgan's house. We were really sad. But, it's good to have our stuff all in one place again!

This is our friend Michelle. She is from El Salvador. She just got her mission call to Temple Square! (She is gorgeous!!!)
Erick's Party / Family Home Evening (FHE)
This week we found out it was Erick's birthday (we don't teach him anymore but we still love him!) So, we planned an impromptu family home evening/ birthday party within an hour. We made a "cake" out of McDonald's hamburgers. It was fun.

We now teach an English class every week! (Before we were just there to help and to give a spiritual thought at the end.) We are super excited about it! We taught a lesson about how to call work and make excuses for not coming in. We brought coke for everyone so they would love us and we played a lot of games. They all had so much fun! There are only about five people that regularly come, so we are excited to go invite everyone we talk to and build up the class.

This week we have found a lot of success contacting and are excited to teach more lessons next week. Jose is still on track to be baptized next month!

Elder Larry J Echohawk of the Seventy came to speak to our mission on Thursday. He talked to us about the blessings of being obedient to the commandments. President Mortensen also spoke to us. He spoke to us about the story of Joseph in the Old Testament and about how hard things will happen in the lives of people who are doing everything right. I loved hearing both of their talks!

Most of you are familiar with the story of Noah in the Bible. There was a lot of sin and wickedness in the world at this time. But, Noah was a prophet. He could communicate with God face to face, as prophets can (Exodus 33:11.) God told Noah that he needed to go warn the people that they needed to change, but they did not listen. The people made fun of Noah and did not believe in the things he said. They did not think that Noah could communicate with God. When the flood came only eight people were saved. This story shows us how important it is to listen to a prophet of God.

Our world today is much like the world was in the time of Noah. There is a lot of sin. But, we know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do you think it is possible that God would call a prophet in our day too?

The message that we share as missionaries is that God has called a prophet in our day, just like Noah! We have someone on the Earth that can speak to God and receive revelation for the whole world. His name is Thomas S. Monson. Christ's church also must have twelve apostles. There are twelve apostles on Earth today. This weekend we have the chance to listen to what they have to say! Twice a year there is a conference where the prophet and the apostles speak to us. They share with us the things God wants the world to know. You can watch it on this Saturday and Sunday at 10am and 2pm. I know that there is a lot of confusion in the world today and I am so excited to listen to them! Heavenly Father loves us!

I hope that you all have a great week!

Con amor,

Hermana Bettridge

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