This week was super crazy and lots of things happened, but I'll just
update you on the most important stuff. On Saturday we had Melani's
baptism and of course, the devil is always trying is his hardest to
prevent baptisms. This time it was a few things, but mainly the gas
for the hot water wasn't working so she had to get baptized in cold
water. Overall it was a very good baptismal service and she is
Carmen is doing great as well. Carmen is the most perfect example of
humble and meek. She just accepts God's will, no questions asked. An
amazing experience happened with her the other day. Well, last week,
we explain the importance of keeping the sabbath day holy and she was
worried about it because that was the only time that she wasn't
working that she could go and buy groceries, but after talking more
about he importance of sanctifying it, she agreed to do it. A few days
ago we called her for something and she told us that her boss had
called her in to work on Sunday, but she told him no and that she was
never going to work again on Sunday because it's the Lord's day. She's
only been to church 3 times, but she's already keeping all her
commitments and trying her very best to be prepared for baptism and to
keep the commandments.
Well, that's basically the update for this week. Lots of personal
learning experiences. I know this gospel is true and that God loves
and loves each and every one of us.
Con amor, Hermana Rowley
Monday, February 1, 2016
Buenas días mis queridos familiares y amigos!! We have been seeing many miracles here in Jerez de la Frontera. I have been edified through the many experiences and opportunities the Lord has placed in my path. This upcoming week I will be changing areas to Cartagena, on the east side of the mission by the sea. I will continue being a Sister Training Leader with Hermana Estes, which I am really excited for.
These past few months here in Jerez have changed my life and helped me see a lot of things with a different perspective. My companion has also been a huge help through this spiritual journey as well.
Today I would just like to tell you of a few experienc
You might remember our investigator, Maria Luisa. She actually lived in the Elders area and so they taught her all the lessons and this past weekend she was baptized! It was a miracle, because she was going back and forth for a while about the Catholic church, but then she recieved a lot of testimonies and confirmations that this was the right path to follow. The Spirit was very strong at her baptism and she was crying afterwards and said that she felt so good and that she was so happy. It was a very special day.
I´m very sad to leave Jerez. It will always have a part of my heart and all the people that I´ve met here have changed my life in amazing ways. The Lord knows each and every one of us and what we need at certain points in our lives. We just have to trust him with everything, absolutely everything that we do. Thank you all for your support and for your testimonies and examples to me. I love you all and hope that you have a marvelous week!Con mucho amor, Hermana Rowley