Sunday, August 11, 2013

well, i finished "Faith" in my Personal Progress this week, and while we were at immigrations, i saw Presidente Carmack. he signed off on everything, and i'm pushing along with "Divine Nature".
we worked side-by-side with some awesome members this week. we taught the relief society how to talk to people about the gospel, and this week we received 10 references! it was an answer to prayers, and it gave a lot of confidence to the members and their abilities to share the gospel with their friends and neighbors. we had the big pioneer activity on saturday, and it was a hit! the people of Volcan are very talented, and i was grateful to be a part of such a memorable day.
one of the references we received was the family Castillo. a mother and 2 sons and a daughter. the mother has to work a lot to support her children, but the oldest son, Christian, came to church yesterday! he jumped right in with the youth, and even returned to the chapel last night for guitar lessons with the members! we are excited to keep working with Christian, and we hope his mom and siblings will join us next week!
thats about it for now. a lot of my friends are entering the mission field this week, and the weeks to come. it's so neat to get emails from them and hear about the wonderful things they are learning and experiencing alongside me. what a privilege to be a servant of truth, and to bring this light into the homes of Panama's finest. even on hard days, we have the gospel of Jesus Christ to pick us up and remind us that we are beloved children of our Father in Heaven. i relied on that knowledge a lot this week, and i hope each of you can take comfort in the fact that you are special children of the Most High God.
i love you all. do good in the world this week!