Monday, September 28, 2015

Are There Comfort Zones in the Mission?‏

28 Septiembre 2015

Honestly, I came to internet today without knowing what to say. I’m still asking myself what I could say to help those of you that read my emails and give you an idea about my week. ;D I just hope and pray that this will help those of you out there at home and other parts of the world.

This week we were able to go to the temple with our recent converts the familia Sandoval for their first time! It was so amazing to be able to be there for their first time and to really feel the strength of the Spirit. I am so grateful for the temple that we have and for the amazing Spirit that you can feel within the walls. It is amazing to think of other places around the world that don’t have a temple within their countries and can’t enjoy the amazing opportunity to go to the temple. Enjoy the temples that you have close to you! Go and walk around the temple or go inside and partake of the amazing covenants inside if you can! The temple can bless your life and the life of others when you go.

Something that has come to my mind a lot in this experience of the mission is the quote ´there is no growing in a comfort zone and no comfort in a growing zone´. There are definitely times in the mission where it is hard, where there are choices that you can make every single day to grow or to stay right where you are: in the language, in teaching, in finding people, in staying connected with the Spirit, in really becoming a better missionary and person every day. All of the little things add up to big things. In the scriptures it says “that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” (Alma 37:6-7) Through all of the little things that we do every single day we are able to take a few more little steps towards our final goal. All the small little things make a difference and add up to something bigger! I know that when we jump out of our comfort zones, we really are able to find more growth, and we are able to put more of our faith in the hand of God -- to mold us and shape us into what He knows that we can become.

I am so grateful for all of you that help and support me and other missionaries around the world! The little things that you do really do add up to so much more!

Thanks for reading this week!

Hermana Mather

Our new amazing family that we are teaching!
Their mom is from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and they are so amazing
Prepared just to hear the gospel!

Service: breaking off dried corn. 

Sisters Conference in the mission home!

We had a zone activity today - Fútbol y Parrilla-da (BBQ-ing!!!) 

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